Persistent Vim Session
ToggleWorkspace command on will persistently track your session found in a current working directory, and all workspace features will be enabled. Conversely, toggling the command off will remove the session and disable the workspace features.
If Vim is run with a file argument and it's already in the session's workspace, Vim will load the session and go to the tab window that contains it. Otherwise, it will be loaded as a new tab in the session. If you would rather create a new buffer in the existing tab instead of creating a new tab:
let g:workspace_create_new_tabs = 0 " enabled = 1 (default), disabled = 0
It is recommended you bind this command to a convenient shortcut, such as the following:
nnoremap <leader>s :ToggleWorkspace<CR>
The following default can be configured if you wish to change the session name:
let g:workspace_session_name = 'Session.vim'
g:workspace_session_directory to save all your session files in a single directory outside of your workspace. Example:
let g:workspace_session_directory = $HOME . '/.vim/sessions/'
Note: this will use the workspace directory as the session file name, overriding
If you'd like sessions to not load if you're explicitly loading a file in a workspace directory (as opposed to an argument-less
vim), the following in your vimrc will provide that behaviour:
let g:workspace_session_disable_on_args = 1
Over time, hidden buffers can build up to a point where most are unnecessary, with only those currently tied to a tab window being important.
When called, the command
CloseHiddenBuffers will close any hidden buffers meeting this criteria.
When in a workspace, file undo history is persisted between sessions, without needing to keep Vim on. Cursor positions will also persist across session reloads.
The following defaults can be configured if you wish to change feature behaviour:
let g:workspace_persist_undo_history = 1 " enabled = 1 (default), disabled = 0 let g:workspace_undodir='.undodir'
Preview windows will close on InsertLeave, to mitigate the default behaviour of being an orphaned window.
Files edited in a workspace session will autosave on InsertLeave, idle (CursorHold), pane switches (FocusLost and FocusGained), or buffer switches (BufLeave).
FocusLost and FocusGained triggers will typically trigger only with GUI versions of Vim. However, there are plugins that enables these for the console version within Tmux (i.e. sjl/vitality.vim).
This autosave feature enforces a last writer wins policy (eventual consistency).
You can manually enable the autosave feature outside of a workspace session with the
If you would like autosave to be always on, even outside of a session, add the following to your vimrc:
let g:workspace_autosave_always = 1
If you would like to disable autosave for some reason (i.e. too much IO on disk), it can be disabled as shown here:
let g:workspace_autosave = 0
By default, all trailing spaces are trimmed before a buffer is autosaved. If you don't prefer this behaviour, add this line:
let g:workspace_autosave_untrailspaces = 0
Git commit filetypes won't autosave (or trim trailing spaces) by default. You can customize the ignore list with this line:
let g:workspace_autosave_ignore = ['gitcommit']
This feature has been moved to its own plugin vim-indentguides.
This plugin requires Vim 8.0, follows the standard runtime path structure, and can be installed with a variety of plugin managers.
Paste the following in your
if empty(glob('~/.vim/autoload/plug.vim')) silent execute "!curl -fLo ~/.vim/autoload/plug.vim --create-dirs https://raw.githubusercontent.com/junegunn/vim-plug/master/plug.vim" autocmd VimEnter * PlugInstall | source $MYVIMRC endif call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged') Plug 'thaerkh/vim-workspace' call plug#end()
If you don't already have Plug, this will auto-download Plug for you and install the workspace plugin.
If you already have Plug, simply paste
Plug 'thaerkh/vim-workspace' and call
:PlugInstall to install the plugin.
:PlugUpdate often to get all the latest features and bug fixes!
Paste this in your
cd into your bundle path and clone the repo:
cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone https://github.com/thaerkh/vim-workspace