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tcomment provides easy to use, file-type sensible comments for Vim. It
can handle embedded syntax.
TComment works like a toggle, i.e., it will comment out text that
contains uncommented lines, and it will remove comment markup for
already commented text (i.e. text that contains no uncommented lines).
If the file-type is properly defined, TComment will figure out which
comment string to use. Otherwise you use |tcomment#DefineType()| to
override the default choice.
TComment can properly handle an embedded syntax, e.g., ruby/python/perl
regions in vim scripts, HTML or JavaScript in php code etc.
tcomment favours the use of line-wise comment styles. This implies that usually
whole line will be commented out. tcomment also knows block-style and inline
comments that can be used via special maps (see below) or the |:TCommentAs|
Key bindings~
Most of the time the default toggle keys will do what you want (or to be
more precise: what I think you want it to do ;-).
As operator (the prefix can be customized via |g:tcommentMapLeaderOp1|
and |g:tcommentMapLeaderOp2|):
gc{motion} :: Toggle comments (for small comments within one line
the &filetype_inline style will be used, if
gc<Count>c{motion} :: Toggle comment text with count argument
(see |tcomment#Comment()|)
gcc :: Toggle comment for the current line
gC{motion} :: Comment region
gCc :: Comment the current line
In visual mode:
gc :: Toggle comments
gC :: Comment selected text
CAVEAT: If you visually select text within a line, the visual mode map will
comment out the selected text. If you selected text across several lines, the
visual mode map will assume though that you wanted to comment out lines --
since this is how many vim maps work. In order to make tcomment use e.g. inline
comments anyway, use the <c-_>i map -- see below.
By default the cursor stays put. If you want the cursor to the end of
the commented text, set |g:tcommentOpModeExtra| to '>' (but this may not
work properly with exclusive motions).
Primary key maps for normal and insert mode:
<c-_><c-_> :: :TComment
<c-_><space> :: :TComment <QUERY COMMENT-BEGIN ?COMMENT-END>
<c-_>b :: :TCommentBlock
<c-_>a :: :TCommentAs <QUERY COMMENT TYPE>
<c-_>n :: :TCommentAs &filetype <QUERY COUNT>
<c-_>s :: :TCommentAs &filetype_<QUERY COMMENT SUBTYPE>
<c-_>i :: :TCommentInline (in normal and insert mode, this map will
create an empty inline comment, which isn't suitable for
all filetypes though)
<c-_>r :: :TCommentRight
<c-_>p :: Comment the current inner paragraph
<c-_><Count> :: :TComment with count argument (a number from 1 to 9)
(see |tcomment#Comment()|)
Primary key maps for visual mode:
<c-_><c-_> :: :TComment
<c-_>i :: :TCommentInline
<c-_><Count> :: :TComment with count argument (a number from 1 to 9)
(see |tcomment#Comment()|)
A secondary set of key maps is defined for normal and insert mode:
<Leader>__ :: :TComment
<Leader>_p :: Comment the current inner paragraph
<Leader>_<space> :: :TComment <QUERY COMMENT-BEGIN ?COMMENT-END>
<Leader>_i :: :TCommentInline
<Leader>_r :: :TCommentRight
<Leader>_b :: :TCommentBlock
<Leader>_a :: :TCommentAs <QUERY COMMENT TYPE>
<Leader>_n :: :TCommentAs &filetype <QUERY COUNT>
<Leader>_s :: :TCommentAs &filetype_<QUERY COMMENT SUBTYPE>
... and for select mode:
<Leader>__ :: :TComment
<Leader>_i :: :TCommentInline
Status: Works for me (there may be some minor quirks)
Install: See
See for related plugins.
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