What's the proper way to use ctags?
dmschei at attglobal.net
Wed Dec 8 22:52:17 PST 2004
> Let say I want to quickly browse through all the source files in a
> directory. What I tried was I ran ctags -R source_dir, which builds a
> tag file for the entire source. When I start vim in that directory and
> view files in the sub directories, tag works just fine. But when I go
> into other directory(outside of vim), since there is no tag file there,
> I can't use the tag feature anymore.
> I could ran ctag in all sub directories, but then I won't be able to
> search for functions that are define outside of the sub directory. So
> what's the proper way to use ctag?
You need to tell vim where your tag files are.
(note the lack of a space character there!)
I think the default is just ./tags. Or perhaps it's "tags,./tags". I
don't remember. Read the vim help files on tags
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