Faster CtrlP fuzzy search with custom ignore

Had some issues with listing files from modules/ via CtrlP so I ended up writing my own user command for.

let g:ctrlp_user_command = 'find %s -type f -not \( -path "*/.svn/*" -o -path "*/.git/*" -o -path "*/vendor/*" -o -path "*/.idea/*" -o -path "*/cache/*" \)'

Thanks CtrlP for the ctrlp_user_command var 😉


Reuse command or search from history in VIM

I just came across from a tweet.

In Normal mode press q: and the command (:) history will appear.

VIM command history
VIM command history

Movement with j or k moves up and down and hitting Enter reexecutes the command where the cursor stands.
The same works with the search (/) history q/.

Improving VIM skills

I decided to study VIM more to master it better. I just started watching and Ben made a great point already in the first 6mins.

Map saving to Ctrl+s

# ~/.vimrc
nnoremap <c-s> :w<CR>
inoremap <c-s> <Esc>:w<CR>
vnoremap <c-s> <Esc>:w<CR>

I switched to Z shell so:

# ~/.zshrc
vim() STTY=-ixon command vim "$@"
alias vi="vim"

More info at

Unneeded whitespace visual notification in VIM

Just read and found the following lines in his .vimrc at

" Whitespace fixes
highlight ExtraWhitespace ctermbg=red guibg=red
match ExtraWhitespace /\s\+$/
autocmd BufWinEnter * match ExtraWhitespace /\s\+$/
autocmd InsertEnter * match ExtraWhitespace /\s\+\%#\@<!$/
autocmd InsertLeave * match ExtraWhitespace /\s\+$/
autocmd BufWinLeave * call clearmatches()

" Strips whitespace
nnoremap W :%s/\s\+$//:let @/=''