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2021-10-08

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11 days ago

packer

require('packer').startup(function()
  use 'chentau/marks.nvim'
end)

paq

require "paq" { 
  'chentau/marks.nvim'
}

marks.nvim

A better user experience for interacting with and manipulating Vim marks. Requires Neovim 0.5+.

Screenshot:

Features

  • view marks in the sign column
  • quickly add, delete, and toggle marks
  • cycle between marks
  • preview marks in floating windows
  • extract marks to quickfix/location list
  • set bookmarks with sign/virtual text annotations for quick navigation across buffers

Installation

I recommend you use your favorite vim plugin manager, like vim-plug, or packer.

For example, using vim-plug, you would add the following line:

Plug 'chentau/marks.nvim'

If you want to manually install, you can clone this repository, and add the path to the cloned repo to your runtimepath: set rtp+=/path/to/cloned/repo.

Setup

require'marks'.setup {
  -- whether to map keybinds or not. default true
  default_mappings = true,
  -- which builtin marks to show. default {}
  builtin_marks = { ".", "<", ">", "^" },
  -- whether movements cycle back to the beginning/end of buffer. default true
  cyclic = true,
  -- whether the shada file is updated after modifying uppercase marks. default false
  force_write_shada = false,
  -- how often (in ms) to redraw signs/recompute mark positions. 
  -- higher values will have better performance but may cause visual lag, 
  -- while lower values may cause performance penalties. default 150.
  refresh_interval = 250,
  -- sign priorities for each type of mark - builtin marks, uppercase marks, lowercase
  -- marks, and bookmarks.
  -- can be either a table with all/none of the keys, or a single number, in which case
  -- the priority applies to all marks.
  -- default 10.
  sign_priority = { lower=10, upper=15, builtin=8, bookmark=20 },
  -- disables mark tracking for specific filetypes. default {}
  excluded_filetypes = {},
  -- marks.nvim allows you to configure up to 10 bookmark groups, each with its own
  -- sign/virttext. Bookmarks can be used to group together positions and quickly move
  -- across multiple buffers. default sign is '!@#$%^&*()' (from 0 to 9), and
  -- default virt_text is "".
  bookmark_0 = {
    sign = "⚑",
    virt_text = "hello world"
  },
  mappings = {}
}

See :help marks-setup for all of the keys that can be passed to the setup function.

Mappings

The following default mappings are included:

    mx              Set mark x
    m,              Set the next available alphabetical (lowercase) mark
    m;              Toggle the next available mark at the current line
    dmx             Delete mark x
    dm-             Delete all marks on the current line
    dm<space>       Delete all marks in the current buffer
    m]              Move to next mark
    m[              Move to previous mark
    m:              Preview mark. This will prompt you for a specific mark to
                    preview; press <cr> to preview the next mark.
                    
    m[0-9]          Add a bookmark from bookmark group[0-9].
    dm[0-9]         Delete all bookmarks from bookmark group[0-9].
    m}              Move to the next bookmark having the same type as the bookmark under
                    the cursor. Works across buffers.
    m{              Move to the previous bookmark having the same type as the bookmark under
                    the cursor. Works across buffers.
    dm=             Delete the bookmark under the cursor.

Set default_mappings = false in the setup function if you don't want to have these mapped.

You can change the keybindings by setting the mapping table in the setup function:

require'marks'.setup {
  mappings = {
    set_next = "m,",
    next = "m]",
    preview = "m;",
    set_bookmark0 = "m0",
    prev = false -- pass false to disable only this default mapping
  }
}

The following keys are available to be passed to the mapping table:

  set_next               Set next available lowercase mark at cursor.
  toggle                 Toggle next available mark at cursor.
  delete_line            Deletes all marks on current line.
  delete_buf             Deletes all marks in current buffer.
  next                   Goes to next mark in buffer.
  prev                   Goes to previous mark in buffer.
  preview                Previews mark (will wait for user input). press <cr> to just preview the next mark.
  set                    Sets a letter mark (will wait for input).
  delete                 Delete a letter mark (will wait for input).

  set_bookmark[0-9]      Sets a bookmark from group[0-9].
  delete_bookmark[0-9]   Deletes all bookmarks from group[0-9].
  delete_bookmark        Deletes the bookmark under the cursor.
  next_bookmark          Moves to the next bookmark having the same type as the
                         bookmark under the cursor.
  prev_bookmark          Moves to the previous bookmark having the same type as the
                         bookmark under the cursor.
  next_bookmark[0-9]     Moves to the next bookmark of of the same group type. Works by
                         first going according to line number, and then according to buffer
                         number.
  prev_bookmark[0-9]     Moves to the previous bookmark of of the same group type. Works by
                         first going according to line number, and then according to buffer
                         number.

marks.nvim also provides a list of <Plug> mappings for you, in case you want to map things via vimscript. The list of provided mappings are:

<Plug>(Marks-set)
<Plug>(Marks-setnext)
<Plug>(Marks-toggle)
<Plug>(Marks-delete)
<Plug>(Marks-deleteline)
<Plug>(Marks-deletebuf)
<Plug>(Marks-preview)
<Plug>(Marks-next)
<Plug>(Marks-prev)

<Plug>(Marks-delete-bookmark)
<Plug>(Marks-next-bookmark)
<Plug>(Marks-prev-bookmark)
<Plug>(Marks-set-bookmark[0-9])
<Plug>(Marks-delete-bookmark[0-9])
<Plug>(Marks-next-bookmark[0-9])
<Plug>(Marks-prev-bookmark[0-9])

See :help marks-mappings for more information.

Highlights and Commands

marks.nvim defines the following highlight groups:

MarkSignHL The highlight group for displayed mark signs.

MarkSignNumHL The highlight group for the number line in a signcolumn.

MarkVirtTextHL The highlight group for bookmark virtual text annotations.

marks.nvim also defines the following commands:

:MarksToggleSigns[ buffer] Toggle signs globally. Also accepts an optional buffer number to toggle signs for that buffer only.

:MarksListBuf Fill the location list with all marks in the current buffer.

:MarksListGlobal Fill the location list with all global marks in open buffers.

:MarksListAll Fill the location list with all marks in all open buffers.

:BookmarksList group_number Fill the location list with all bookmarks of group "group_number".

:BookmarksListAll Fill the location list with all bookmarks, across all groups.

There are also corresponding commands for those who prefer the quickfix list:

:MarksQFListBuf

:MarksQFListGlobal

:MarksQFListAll

:BookmarksQFList group_number

:BookmarksQFListAll

See Also

vim-signature

vim-bookmarks

Todos

  • Operator pending mappings and count aware movement mappings