okuuva/auto-save.nvim

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CREATED

2022-10-09

UPDATED

2 months ago


๐Ÿ“‹ Features

  • automatically save your changes so the world doesn't collapse
  • highly customizable:
    • conditionals to assert whether to save or not
    • execution message (it can be dimmed and personalized)
    • events that trigger auto-save
  • debounce the save with a delay
  • hook into the lifecycle with autocommands
  • automatically clean the message area

๐Ÿ“š Requirements

  • Neovim >= 0.8.0

๐Ÿ“ฆ Installation

Install the plugin with your favourite package manager:

Lazy.nvim

{
  "okuuva/auto-save.nvim",
  cmd = "ASToggle", -- optional for lazy loading on command
  event = { "InsertLeave", "TextChanged" }, -- optional for lazy loading on trigger events
  opts = {
    -- your config goes here
    -- or just leave it empty :)
  },
},

Packer.nvim

use({
  "okuuva/auto-save.nvim",
  config = function()
   require("auto-save").setup {
     -- your config goes here
     -- or just leave it empty :)
   }
  end,
})

vim-plug

Plug 'okuuva/auto-save.nvim'
lua << EOF
  require("auto-save").setup {
    -- your config goes here
    -- or just leave it empty :)
  }
EOF

โš™๏ธ Configuration

auto-save comes with the following defaults:

{
  enabled = true, -- start auto-save when the plugin is loaded (i.e. when your package manager loads it)
  execution_message = {
    enabled = true,
    message = function() -- message to print on save
      return ("AutoSave: saved at " .. vim.fn.strftime("%H:%M:%S"))
    end,
    dim = 0.18, -- dim the color of `message`
    cleaning_interval = 1250, -- (milliseconds) automatically clean MsgArea after displaying `message`. See :h MsgArea
  },
  trigger_events = { -- See :h events
    immediate_save = { "BufLeave", "FocusLost" }, -- vim events that trigger an immediate save
    defer_save = { "InsertLeave", "TextChanged" }, -- vim events that trigger a deferred save (saves after `debounce_delay`)
    cancel_defered_save = { "InsertEnter" }, -- vim events that cancel a pending deferred save
  },
  -- function that takes the buffer handle and determines whether to save the current buffer or not
  -- return true: if buffer is ok to be saved
  -- return false: if it's not ok to be saved
  -- if set to `nil` then no specific condition is applied
  condition = nil,
  write_all_buffers = false, -- write all buffers when the current one meets `condition`
  noautocmd = false, -- do not execute autocmds when saving
  debounce_delay = 1000, -- delay after which a pending save is executed
 -- log debug messages to 'auto-save.log' file in neovim cache directory, set to `true` to enable
  debug = false,
}

Condition

The condition field of the configuration allows the user to exclude auto-save from saving specific buffers.

Here is an example using a helper function from auto-save.utils.data that disables auto-save for specified file types:

{
  condition = function(buf)
    local fn = vim.fn
    local utils = require("auto-save.utils.data")

    -- don't save for `sql` file types
    if utils.not_in(fn.getbufvar(buf, "&filetype"), {'sql'}) then
      return true
    end
    return false
  end
}

You may also exclude special-buffers see (:h buftype and :h special-buffers):

{
  condition = function(buf)
    local fn = vim.fn

    -- don't save for special-buffers
    if fn.getbufvar(buf, "&buftype") ~= '' then
      return false
    end
    return true
  end
}

Buffers that are nomodifiable are not saved by default.

๐Ÿš€ Usage

Besides running auto-save at startup (if you have enabled = true in your config), you may as well:

  • ASToggle: toggle auto-save

You may want to set up a key mapping for toggling:

vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>n", ":ASToggle<CR>", {})

or as part of the lazy.nvim plugin spec:

{
  "okuuva/auto-save.nvim",
  keys = {
    { "<leader>n", ":ASToggle<CR>", desc = "Toggle auto-save" },
  },
  ...
},

โ†ฉ๏ธ Events / Callbacks

The plugin fires events at various points during its lifecycle which users can hook into:

  • AutoSaveWritePre Just before a buffer is getting saved
  • AutoSaveWritePost Just after a buffer is getting saved

It will always supply the current buffer in the data.saved_buffer

An example to always print the file name before a file is getting saved (use :messages if the execution message swallows the print):

local group = vim.api.nvim_create_augroup('autosave', {})

vim.api.nvim_create_autocmd('User', {
    pattern = 'AutoSaveWritePre',
    group = group,
    callback = function(opts)
        if opts.data.saved_buffer ~= nil then
            local filename = vim.api.nvim_buf_get_name(opts.data.saved_buffer)
            print('We are about to save ' .. filename .. ' get ready captain!')
        end
    end,
})

If you want more Events, feel free to open an issue.

๐Ÿค Contributing

๐Ÿ‘‹ Acknowledgements

This plugin wouldn't exist without Pocco81's work on the original.