mateuszwieloch/automkdir.nvim

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CREATED

2023-12-13

UPDATED

5 months ago


automkdir.nvim

Automatically creates non-existent parent directories when writing a file.

Pure lua. Single file.

Usage

  1. Edit a file.
  2. Write with :write /foo/bar/file.txt.
  3. Let's assume the bar directory doesn't exist.
    • Without this plugin, you'd get the "E212: Can't open file for writing: no such file or directory" error.
    • With this plugin, the bar directory will be silently created and the write command will succeed.

Installation

Use your favorite package manager.

lazy.nvim

require("lazy").setup({
  "mateuszwieloch/automkdir.nvim"
})

vim-plug

Plug "mateuszwieloch/automkdir.nvim"

See also

  • Since Neovim 0.9+ you can create non-existent parent directories when writing a file by adding ++p flag to :write, for example :write ++p /path/to/file.txt. However, that's still some extra keystrokes that I prefer to avoid.
  • mkdir.nvim accomplishes the same goal, but uses Vimscript inside of Lua code.