universal-ctags has the objective of continuing the development from what existed in the Sourceforge area. Github exuberant-ctags repository was started by Reza Jelveh and was later moved to the universal-ctags organization.
The goal of the project is preparing and maintaining common/unified working space where people interested in making ctags better can work together.
The latest build and package
If you want to try the latest universal-ctags without building it yourself...
How to build and install
To build with Autotools, see
docs/autotools.rst for more information.
(To build on GNU/Linux, Autotools is your choice.)
To build on Windows, see
docs/windows.rst for more information.
To build on OSX, see
docs/osx.rst for more information.
Man page (ctags.1) is generated only in Autotools based building process. In addition rst2man command is needed.
rst2man is part of the python-docutils package on Ubuntu.
You may be interested in how universal-ctags is different from exuberant-ctags. The critical and attractive changes are explained in docs/*.rst. The preformatted version is available on line, http://docs.ctags.io/.
The most significant one is that Universal-ctags doesn't load
./.ctags at starting up time. Instead, it loads
./.ctags.d/*.ctags. See the above web
site and man pages
(man/ctags.1.rst.in and man/ctags-incompatibilities.7.in in the
Pull-requests are welcome!