Rooter is a Vim plugin which changes the working directory to the project root when you open a file.
More accurately, it'll do this when you open a typical webapp file. These files are identified by their extension.
The project root is identified by the presence of a DVCS directory. Currently git, darcs, mercurial and bazaar are supported.
By default you don't need to do anything: vim-rooter will change the working directory automatically.
You can always invoke vim-rooter manually with
You can change the manual-invocation mapping by adding this to your
map <silent> <unique> <Leader>foo <Plug>RooterChangeToRootDirectory
<Leader>foo is the mapping you want.
You can change the file extensions which trigger vim-rooter with autocommands
~/.vim/after/plugin/vim-rooter.vim. You'll need to create this file, and
possibly the directories, yourself.
To add a file extension, e.g. foo:
autocmd rooter BufEnter *.foo :Rooter
To remove a file extension, e.g. js:
autocmd! rooter BufEnter *.js
To remove all the file extensions so vim-rooter doesn't change directory automatically at all:
Finally you can have vim-rooter locally change directory (
:lcd) instead of
changing directory (
:cd) by adding this to your
let g:rooter_use_lcd = 1
~/.vim/plugin/rooter.vim or, if you're using Pathogen, into