Intelligently reopen files at your last edit position. By default git, svn, and mercurial commit messages are ignored because you probably want to type a new message and not re-edit the previous one.
Advantages over the snippets that can be found around the net include:
You can install vim-lastplace as a vim plugin without any additional tools
mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start rm -rf ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/vim-lastplace git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/farmergreg/vim-lastplace.git ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/vim-lastplace
You can also use pathogen.vim or other plugin managers to install and use vim-lastplace.
cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone git://github.com/farmergreg/vim-lastplace.git
Depending on which Vim package you're using, Vim may be preconfigured with
last-edit-position logic that doesn't work quite as well as vim-lastplace.
If so, you may want to disable that in favor of vim-lastplace. For example,
for Vim as packaged with Git for Windows, you can edit
C:\Program Files\Git\etc\vimrc and comment out the "Remember positions in files"
autocmd BufReadPost * block.
You can configure what file types to ignore by setting g:lastplace_ignore in your vimrc. This is a comma separated list. By default it is set to:
let g:lastplace_ignore = "gitcommit,gitrebase,svn,hgcommit"
You can configure buffer types to ignore by setting g:lastplace_ignore_buftype in your vimrc. This is a comma separated list. By default it is set to:
let g:lastplace_ignore_buftype = "quickfix,nofile,help"
Closed folds are automatically opened when jumping to the last edit position. If you do not like this behavior you can disable it by putting this in your vimrc:
let g:lastplace_open_folds = 0
This plugin is complete and stable. Please do not be afraid to try it even if there is very little recent activity in this repository. If you do find a bug, please submit a pull request that fixes whatever problem you're having.
vim-lastplace uses semver to manage version numbers.
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