vim folding

30 Mar 2010

A concise article on (that I keep referring back to) about vim folding.

I’ve been using vi/vim for years and vi keystrokes just “happen”, but it’s always nice to learn a few more tricks, especially when working with larger scripts.

A brief summary of folding:

  • highlight some text using v visual mode, zf to fold, zo to unfold (ie open)
  • put cursor on an opening curly bracket, and  zfa} to fold until closing curly bracket (or zfa) or zfa] for parentheses, square brackets)
  • add this to your .vimrc to remember folds:
au BufWinLeave * mkview
au BufWinEnter * silent loadview

Lots more commands in the article.

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