Add git support for vim using fugitive


Add git support for vim using fugitive #

Git wrapper plugin by Tim Pope: tpope/vim-fugitive

  • % expands to the full path of the current file
command note
:Git run an arbitrary git command, shortcut: :G {args}
:Gwrite stage file to the index
like :Git add %
:Gread revert file
like :Git checkout %
:Gremove delete file & vim buffer
like :Git rm %
:Gmove rename file & vim buffer
like :Git mv %
:Gcommit opens commit window (interactive status: C)
:Gblame opens window containing annotations for each line of the file
:Gpush invoke git push
:Gpull invoke git pull
:Gstatus invoke git status, shortcut: :G
:Gdiff invoke git diff (interactive status: D)

:Git #

  • run an arbitrary git command
  • aliases work just fine
:Git branch
:Git br

// .gitconfig
  br = branch

:Gstatus #

  • shortcut :G, like git status
  • interactive split window
  • navigate between listed files:
    • ctrl-n next file
    • ctrl-p prev file
    • gu jump to unstaged section
    • gs jump to staged section
    • gU jump to untracked section
  • stage / unstage file under cursor
    • - toggle: to add / remove a file from the index
    • s stage unstaged file: add to the index like git add
    • u unstage staged file: remove from the index like git reset
  • works in visual mode as well (select multiple files and press -)
  • if you want to add all files use :git add .
  • press <Enter> to open current file (review it before adding)
    • press o to open current file in a new horizontal split
    • press gO to open current file in a new vertical split
    • press O to open current file in a tab

:Gwrite #

  • stage file to the index like :Git add % or git add <file>
  • adds all changes in that file to the index by default

vimconfig example #

nnoremap <silent> <leader>gs :Gstatus<CR><C-w>20+
nnoremap <silent> <leader>gd :Gdiff<CR><C-w>20+
nnoremap <silent> <leader>gc :Gcommit<CR><C-w>20+
nnoremap <silent> <leader>gw :Gwrite<CR><C-w>20+
nnoremap <silent> <leader>gp :Gpush<CR><C-w>20+

manage index, commit and push #

  • ,gs / :G to show git status
  • - to add/remove file to the index
  • D to get the diff for the selected file
  • cc to enter commit message (i insert mode, write message, leave :wq)
  • ,gp / :Gpush push to current branch

Further reading #