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2 years ago


๐Ÿ“ข Disclaimer: Breaking Change

This plugin has been renamed from AutoSave to auto-save, and this repository has accordingly moved from pocco81/AutoSave.nvim to pocco81/auto-save.nvim. To prevent errors with your configuration, make sure to update both the name and the repository url in your config!


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
  • multiple callbacks
  • automatically clean the message area


๐Ÿ“š Requirements

  • Neovim >= 0.5.0


๐Ÿ“ฆ Installation

Install the plugin with your favourite package manager:

    config = function()
         require("auto-save").setup {
            -- your config goes here
            -- or just leave it empty :)
Plug 'Pocco81/auto-save.nvim'
lua << EOF
    require("auto-save").setup {
        -- your config goes here
        -- or just leave it empty :)


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 = {
        message = function() -- message to print on save
            return ("AutoSave: saved at " .. vim.fn.strftime("%H:%M:%S"))
        dim = 0.18, -- dim the color of `message`
        cleaning_interval = 1250, -- (milliseconds) automatically clean MsgArea after displaying `message`. See :h MsgArea
    trigger_events = {"InsertLeave", "TextChanged"}, -- vim events that trigger auto-save. See :h events
    -- function that 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
    condition = function(buf)
        local fn = vim.fn
        local utils = require("auto-save.utils.data")

            fn.getbufvar(buf, "&modifiable") == 1 and
            utils.not_in(fn.getbufvar(buf, "&filetype"), {}) then
            return true -- met condition(s), can save
        return false -- can't save
    write_all_buffers = false, -- write all buffers when the current one meets `condition`
    debounce_delay = 135, -- saves the file at most every `debounce_delay` milliseconds
    callbacks = { -- functions to be executed at different intervals
        enabling = nil, -- ran when enabling auto-save
        disabling = nil, -- ran when disabling auto-save
        before_asserting_save = nil, -- ran before checking `condition`
        before_saving = nil, -- ran before doing the actual save
        after_saving = nil -- ran after doing the actual save

Additionally you may want to set up a key mapping to toggle auto-save:

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


๐Ÿชด Usage

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

  • ASToggle: toggle auto-save