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15 days ago



  • Use h at the first non-blank character of a line (or before) to fold. Use l anywhere on a folded line to unfold it.[^1] This allows you to ditch zc, zo, and za – you can just use h and l to work with folds. (h still moves left if not at the beginning of a line, and l still moves right when on an unfolded line – this plugin basically "overloads" those keys.)
  • Pause folds while searching, restore folds when done with searching. (Normally, folds are opened when you search for some text inside a fold, and stay open afterward.)
  • Remember folds across sessions (and as a side effect, also the cursor position).


-- lazy.nvim
    event = "BufReadPost", -- later or on keypress would prevent saving folds
    opts = true, -- needed even when using default config

-- packer
use {
    config = function () 
        require("origami").setup ({}) -- setup call needed

The .setup() call or lazy's opts is required. Otherwise, the plugin works out of the box without any necessary further configuration.


-- default values
require("origami").setup {
    keepFoldsAcrossSessions = true,
    pauseFoldsOnSearch = true,
    setupFoldKeymaps = true,

Recommendation: By setting 'startofline' to true, bigger movements move you to the start of the line, which works well with this plugin's h key.

If you use other keys than h and l for vertical movement, set setupFoldKeymaps to false and map the keys yourself:



Many formatting plugins open all your folds and unfortunately, there is nothing this plugin can do about it. The only two tools that are able to preserve folds are the efm-language-server and conform.nvim.

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[^1]: Technically, unfolding with l is already a built-in vim feature when foldopen includes hor. However, this plugin still sets up a l key replicating that behavior, since the built-in version still moves you to one character to the side, which can be considered a bit counterintuitive.