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A NeoVim plugin which remembers where you've been


When a buffer is deleted (e.g.: :q, :bd) memento.nvim stores the filepath, and current line number so you can check your history and easily go back to a file. The history is persistent across sessions.

Imagine, you are editing 3 files and in the heat of development you close nvim to open it up in another directory (happened with me to many times). Still, you'd like to use those files, so you'd need to open them up one-by-one knowing the path of the file. With this plugin you just hit the right keys (or call :lua require("memento").toggle()) and you can check your history and open them up again easily from a popup menu.

(The plugin is mostly for my personal use, but PRs are welcome)


Plug 'nvim-lua/plenary.nvim' -- if you already have this you don't need to include it again
Plug 'gaborvecsei/memento.nvim'


-- Open up history popup menu
:lua require("memento").toggle()

-- Clear history
:lua require("memento").clear_history()

When the popup is visible, you can close it with q and open up any file at any line by hitting <CR>


nnoremap <leader>mh <cmd>lua require('memento').toggle()<CR>


Variable Description Type Default
memento_history Length of the history int 20
memento_shorten_path Compact representation of the filepath. (e.g.: /t/i/a/t/ instead of /this/is/a/test/ bool true
memento_window_width Popup window's width int 80
memento_window_height Popup window's height int 14
vim.g.memento_history = 20
vim.g.memento_shorten_path = true
vim.g.memento_window_width = 80
vim.g.memento_window_height = 14