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# Installation instructions

*Please note that the vim-easytags plug-in requires my vim-misc plug-in which is separately distributed.*

Unzip the most recent ZIP archives of the [vim-easytags] [download-easytags] and [vim-misc] [download-misc] plug-ins inside your Vim profile directory (usually this is `~/.vim` on UNIX and `%USERPROFILE%\vimfiles` on Windows), restart Vim and execute the command `:helptags ~/.vim/doc` (use `:helptags ~\vimfiles\doc` instead on Windows). To get started execute `:Note` or `:edit note:`, this will start a new note that contains instructions on how to continue from there (and how to use the plug-in in general).
There are two ways to install the vim-easytags plug-in and it's up to you which you prefer, both options are explained below. Please note that below are generic installation instructions while some Vim plug-ins may have external dependencies, please refer to the plug-in's [readme](README.md) for details.

## Installation using ZIP archives

Unzip the most recent ZIP archives of the [vim-easytags](http://peterodding.com/code/vim/downloads/easytags.zip) and [vim-misc](http://peterodding.com/code/vim/downloads/misc.zip) plug-ins inside your Vim profile directory (usually this is `~/.vim` on UNIX and `%USERPROFILE%\vimfiles` on Windows), restart Vim and execute the command `:helptags ~/.vim/doc` (use `:helptags ~\vimfiles\doc` instead on Windows).

If you prefer you can also use [Pathogen] [pathogen], [Vundle] [vundle] or a similar tool to install & update the [vim-easytags] [github-easytags] and [vim-misc] [github-misc] plug-ins using a local clone of the git repository.
If you get warnings about overwriting existing files while unpacking the ZIP archives you probably don't need to worry about this because it's most likely caused by files like `README.md`, `INSTALL.md` and `addon-info.json`. If these files bother you then you can remove them after unpacking the ZIP archives, they are not required to use the plug-in.

## Installation using a Vim plug-in manager

[download-easytags]: http://peterodding.com/code/vim/downloads/easytags.zip
[download-misc]: http://peterodding.com/code/vim/downloads/misc.zip
[github-easytags]: http://github.com/xolox/vim-easytags
[github-misc]: http://github.com/xolox/vim-misc
[pathogen]: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2332
[vundle]: https://github.com/gmarik/vundle
If you prefer you can also use [Pathogen](http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2332), [Vundle](https://github.com/gmarik/vundle) or a similar tool to install and update the [vim-easytags](https://github.com/xolox/vim-easytags) and [vim-misc](https://github.com/xolox/vim-misc) plug-ins using local clones of the git repositories. This takes a bit of work to set up the first time but it makes updating much easier, and it keeps each plug-in in its own directory which helps to keep your Vim profile uncluttered.

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## Installation

*Please note that the vim-easytags plug-in requires my vim-misc plug-in which is separately distributed.*

Unzip the most recent ZIP archives of the [vim-easytags] [download-easytags] and [vim-misc] [download-misc] plug-ins inside your Vim profile directory (usually this is `~/.vim` on UNIX and `%USERPROFILE%\vimfiles` on Windows), restart Vim and execute the command `:helptags ~/.vim/doc` (use `:helptags ~\vimfiles\doc` instead on Windows).

If you prefer you can also use [Pathogen] [pathogen], [Vundle] [vundle] or a similar tool to install and update the [vim-easytags] [github-easytags] and [vim-misc] [github-misc] plug-ins using a local clone of the git repository.
Please refer to the [installation instructions] [howto-install] available on GitHub.

Now try it out: Edit any file type supported by Exuberant Ctags and within ten seconds the plug-in should create/update your tags file (`~/.vimtags` on UNIX, `~/_vimtags` on Windows) with the tags defined in the file you just edited! This means that whatever file you're editing in Vim (as long as it's on the local file system), tags will always be available by the time you need them!

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[cursorhold]: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/autocmd.html#CursorHold
[cygwin]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygwin
[dll]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic-link_library
[download-easytags]: http://peterodding.com/code/vim/downloads/easytags.zip
[download-misc]: http://peterodding.com/code/vim/downloads/misc.zip
[e339]: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/message.html#E339
[exctags]: http://ctags.sourceforge.net/
[github-easytags]: http://github.com/xolox/vim-easytags
[github-misc]: http://github.com/xolox/vim-misc
[hlinks]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_link
[howto-install]: https://github.com/xolox/vim-easytags/blob/master/INSTALL.md
[ide]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_development_environment
[jsctags]: https://npmjs.org/package/jsctags
[localtime]: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/eval.html#localtime()
[messages]: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/message.html#:messages
[neocomplcache]: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2620
[pathogen]: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2332
[shell]: http://peterodding.com/code/vim/shell/
[slinks]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link
[syn_groups]: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/syntax.html#group-name
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[vim_fts]: http://ftp.vim.org/vim/runtime/syntax/
[vim_online]: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3114
[vimrc]: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/starting.html#vimrc
[vundle]: https://github.com/gmarik/vundle

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*easytags-installation*
Installation ~

_Please note that the vim-easytags plug-in requires my vim-misc plug-in which
is separately distributed._

Unzip the most recent ZIP archives of the vim-easytags [6] and vim-misc [7]
plug-ins inside your Vim profile directory (usually this is '~/.vim' on UNIX
and '%USERPROFILE%\vimfiles' on Windows), restart Vim and execute the command
':helptags ~/.vim/doc' (use ':helptags ~\vimfiles\doc' instead on Windows).

If you prefer you can also use Pathogen [8], Vundle [9] or a similar tool to
install and update the vim-easytags [10] and vim-misc [11] plug-ins using a
local clone of the git repository.
Please refer to the installation instructions [6] available on GitHub.

Now try it out: Edit any file type supported by Exuberant Ctags and within ten
seconds the plug-in should create/update your tags file ('~/.vimtags' on UNIX,
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On Windows the |system()| function used by 'easytags.vim' causes a command
prompt window to pop up while Exuberant Ctags is executing. If this bothers you
then you can install my shell.vim [12] plug-in which includes a DLL [13] that
then you can install my shell.vim [7] plug-in which includes a DLL [8] that
works around this issue. Once you've installed both plug-ins it should work out
of the box! Please let me know if this doesn't work for you.

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>
:let g:easytags_opts = ['--options=$VIM\ctags\ctags.cnf']
<
The example above (based on issue 98 [14]) overrides the location of Exuberant
The example above (based on issue 98 [9]) overrides the location of Exuberant
Ctags' configuration file. As you can see the command line option(s) may
contain environment variables, these will be expanded before passing the
options to Exuberant Ctags (to make sure it works in all environments).
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Good luck! ;-)

Note that asynchronous updates on Windows currently require the installation of
my vim-shell [12] plug-in (for obscure technical reasons that I want to fix but
my vim-shell [7] plug-in (for obscure technical reasons that I want to fix but
don't know how yet).

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Exuberant Ctags supports many languages and can be extended via regular
expression patterns, but for some languages separate tools with ctags-
compatible output exist (e.g. jsctags [15] for Javascript). To use these, the
compatible output exist (e.g. jsctags [10] for Javascript). To use these, the
executable and its arguments must be configured:
>
let g:easytags_languages = {
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The *g:easytags_resolve_links* option

UNIX has symbolic links [16] and hard links [17], both of which conflict with
UNIX has symbolic links [11] and hard links [12], both of which conflict with
the concept of having one unique location for every identifier. With regards to
hard links there's not much anyone can do, but because I use symbolic links
quite a lot I've added this option. It's disabled by default since it has a
small performance impact and might not do what unknowing users expect it to:
When you enable this option the plug-in will resolve symbolic links in
pathnames, which means your tags file will only contain entries with canonical
pathnames [18]. To enable this option (which I strongly suggest doing when you
pathnames [13]. To enable this option (which I strongly suggest doing when you
run UNIX and use symbolic links) execute the following Vim command:
>
:let g:easytags_resolve_links = 1
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Passing custom command line arguments to Exuberant Ctags ~

You may want to run Exuberant Ctags with specific command line options, for
example the code_complete [19] plug-in requires the signature field to be
example the code_complete [14] plug-in requires the signature field to be
present. To do this you can create a configuration file for Exuberant Ctags,
e.g. '~/.ctags' on UNIX or '%USERPROFILE%\ctags.cnf' on Windows. The file
should contain one command line option per line. See the Exuberant Ctags manual
[20] for details.
[15] for details.

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*easytags-update-highlight-tags-immediately-after-save*
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*easytags-plug-in-doesnt-seem-to-work-in-cygwin*
The plug-in doesn't seem to work in Cygwin ~

If you want to use the plug-in with Vim under Cygwin [21], you need to have the
If you want to use the plug-in with Vim under Cygwin [16], you need to have the
Cygwin version of Ctags installed instead of the Windows version (thanks to
Alex Zuroff for reporting this!).

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If you have questions, bug reports, suggestions, etc. the author can be
contacted at peter@peterodding.com. The latest version is available at
http://peterodding.com/code/vim/easytags/ and http://github.com/xolox/vim-
easytags. If you like this plug-in please vote for it on Vim Online [22].
easytags. If you like this plug-in please vote for it on Vim Online [17].

===============================================================================
*easytags-license*
License ~

This software is licensed under the MIT license [23]. © 2015 Peter Odding
This software is licensed under the MIT license [18]. © 2015 Peter Odding
<peter@peterodding.com> and Ingo Karkat.

Thanks go out to everyone who has helped to improve the vim-easytags plug-in
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[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctags
[4] http://ftp.vim.org/vim/runtime/syntax/
[5] http://ctags.sourceforge.net/languages.html
[6] http://peterodding.com/code/vim/downloads/easytags.zip
[7] http://peterodding.com/code/vim/downloads/misc.zip
[8] http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2332
[9] https://github.com/gmarik/vundle
[10] http://github.com/xolox/vim-easytags
[11] http://github.com/xolox/vim-misc
[12] http://peterodding.com/code/vim/shell/
[13] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic-link_library
[14] https://github.com/xolox/vim-easytags/issues/98
[15] https://npmjs.org/package/jsctags
[16] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link
[17] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_link
[18] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonicalization
[19] http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1764
[20] http://ctags.sourceforge.net/ctags.html#FILES
[21] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygwin
[22] http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3114
[23] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_License
[6] https://github.com/xolox/vim-easytags/blob/master/INSTALL.md
[7] http://peterodding.com/code/vim/shell/
[8] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic-link_library
[9] https://github.com/xolox/vim-easytags/issues/98
[10] https://npmjs.org/package/jsctags
[11] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link
[12] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_link
[13] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonicalization
[14] http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1764
[15] http://ctags.sourceforge.net/ctags.html#FILES
[16] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygwin
[17] http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3114
[18] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_License

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