Filetype

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Filetypes file-type
Also see autocmd.txt.

1. Filetypes filetypes file-types

Vim can detect the type of file that is edited. This is done by checking the file name and sometimes by inspecting the contents of the file for specific text.
:filetype :filet To enable file type detection, use this command in your vimrc:
:filetype on
Each time a new or existing file is edited, Vim will try to recognize the type of the file and set the 'filetype' option. This will trigger the FileType event, which can be used to set the syntax highlighting, set options, etc.
Detail: The ":filetype on" command will load these files: $VIMRUNTIME/filetype.lua $VIMRUNTIME/filetype.vim filetype.lua creates an autocommand that fires for all BufNewFile and BufRead events. It tries to detect the filetype based off of the file's extension or name.
filetype.vim is a Vim script that defines autocommands for the BufNewFile and BufRead events. In contrast to filetype.lua, this file creates separate BufNewFile and BufRead events for each filetype pattern.
If the file type is not found by the name, the file $VIMRUNTIME/scripts.vim is used to detect it from the contents of the file. When the GUI is running or will start soon, the menu.vim script is also sourced. See 'go-M' about avoiding that.
To add your own file types, see new-filetype below. To search for help on a filetype prepend "ft-" and optionally append "-syntax", "-indent" or "-plugin". For example:
:help ft-vim-indent
:help ft-vim-syntax
:help ft-man-plugin
If the file type is not detected automatically, or it finds the wrong type, you can either set the 'filetype' option manually, or add a modeline to your file. Example, for an IDL file use the command:
:set filetype=idl
or add this modeline to the file: /* vim: set filetype=idl :/
:filetype-plugin-on You can enable loading the plugin files for specific file types with:
:filetype plugin on
If filetype detection was not switched on yet, it will be as well. This actually loads the file "ftplugin.vim" in 'runtimepath'. The result is that when a file is edited its plugin file is loaded (if there is one for the detected filetype). filetype-plugin
:filetype-plugin-off You can disable it again with:
:filetype plugin off
The filetype detection is not switched off then. But if you do switch off filetype detection, the plugins will not be loaded either. This actually loads the file "ftplugof.vim" in 'runtimepath'.
:filetype-indent-on You can enable loading the indent file for specific file types with:
:filetype indent on
If filetype detection was not switched on yet, it will be as well. This actually loads the file "indent.vim" in 'runtimepath'. The result is that when a file is edited its indent file is loaded (if there is one for the detected filetype). indent-expression
:filetype-indent-off You can disable it again with:
:filetype indent off
The filetype detection is not switched off then. But if you do switch off filetype detection, the indent files will not be loaded either. This actually loads the file "indoff.vim" in 'runtimepath'. This disables auto-indenting for files you will open. It will keep working in already opened files. Reset 'autoindent', 'cindent', 'smartindent' and/or 'indentexpr' to disable indenting in an opened file.
:filetype-off To disable file type detection, use this command:
:filetype off
This will keep the flags for "plugin" and "indent", but since no file types are being detected, they won't work until the next ":filetype on".
Overview: :filetype-overview
command detection plugin indent
:filetype on on unchanged unchanged :filetype off off unchanged unchanged :filetype plugin on on on unchanged :filetype plugin off unchanged off unchanged :filetype indent on on unchanged on :filetype indent off unchanged unchanged off :filetype plugin indent on on on on :filetype plugin indent off unchanged off off
To see the current status, type:
:filetype
The output looks something like this:
filetype detection:ON  plugin:ON  indent:OFF
The file types are also used for syntax highlighting. If the ":syntax on" command is used, the file type detection is installed too. There is no need to do ":filetype on" after ":syntax on".
To disable one of the file types, add a line in your filetype file, see remove-filetype.
filetype-detect To detect the file type again:
:filetype detect
Use this if you started with an empty file and typed text that makes it possible to detect the file type. For example, when you entered this in a shell script: "#!/bin/csh". When filetype detection was off, it will be enabled first, like the "on" argument was used.
filetype-overrule When the same extension is used for multiple filetypes, Vim tries to guess what kind of file it is. This doesn't always work. A number of global variables can be used to overrule the filetype used for certain extensions:
file name variable
.asa g:filetype_asa ft-aspvbs-syntax ft-aspperl-syntax .asm g:asmsyntax ft-asm-syntax .asp g:filetype_asp ft-aspvbs-syntax ft-aspperl-syntax .bas g:filetype_bas ft-basic-syntax .cfg g:filetype_cfg .cls g:filetype_cls .csh g:filetype_csh ft-csh-syntax .dat g:filetype_dat .frm g:filetype_frm ft-form-syntax .fs g:filetype_fs ft-forth-syntax .i g:filetype_i ft-progress-syntax .inc g:filetype_inc .lsl g:filetype_lsl .m g:filetype_m ft-mathematica-syntax .mod g:filetype_mod .p g:filetype_p ft-pascal-syntax .pl g:filetype_pl .pp g:filetype_pp ft-pascal-syntax .prg g:filetype_prg .r g:filetype_r .sig g:filetype_sig .sql g:filetype_sql ft-sql-syntax .src g:filetype_src .sys g:filetype_sys .sh g:bash_is_sh ft-sh-syntax .tex g:tex_flavor ft-tex-plugin .w g:filetype_w ft-cweb-syntax
For a few filetypes the global variable is used only when the filetype could not be detected: .r g:filetype_r ft-rexx-syntax
filetype-ignore To avoid that certain files are being inspected, the g:ft_ignore_pat variable is used. The default value is set like this:
:let g:ft_ignore_pat = '\.\(Z\|gz\|bz2\|zip\|tgz\)$'
This means that the contents of compressed files are not inspected.
new-filetype If a file type that you want to use is not detected yet, there are a few ways to add it. The recommended way is to use vim.filetype.add() to add it to Nvim's builtin filetype detection mechanism. If you want to handle the detection manually, proceed as follows:
A. If you want to overrule all default file type checks. This works by writing one file for each filetype. The disadvantage is that there can be many files. The advantage is that you can simply drop this file in the right directory to make it work. ftdetect 1. Create your user runtime directory. You would normally use the first item of the 'runtimepath' option. Then create the directory "ftdetect" inside it. Example for Unix:
:!mkdir -p ~/.config/nvim/ftdetect
2. Create a file that contains an autocommand to detect the file type. Example:
au BufRead,BufNewFile *.mine                set filetype=mine
Note that there is no "augroup" command, this has already been done when sourcing your file. You could also use the pattern "*" and then check the contents of the file to recognize it. Write this file as "mine.vim" in the "ftdetect" directory in your user runtime directory. For example, for Unix:
:w ~/.config/nvim/ftdetect/mine.vim
3. To use the new filetype detection you must restart Vim.
The files in the "ftdetect" directory are used after all the default checks, thus they can overrule a previously detected file type. But you can also use :setfiletype to keep a previously detected filetype.
B. If you want to detect your file after the default file type checks.
This works like A above, but instead of setting 'filetype' unconditionally use ":setfiletype". This will only set 'filetype' if no file type was detected yet. Example:
au BufRead,BufNewFile *.txt                setfiletype text
You can also use the already detected file type in your command. For example, to use the file type "mypascal" when "pascal" has been detected:
au BufRead,BufNewFile *                if &ft == 'pascal' | set ft=mypascal
                                                               | endif
C. If your file type can be detected by the file name or extension. 1. Create your user runtime directory. You would normally use the first item of the 'runtimepath' option. Example for Unix:
:!mkdir -p ~/.config/nvim
2. Create a file that contains autocommands to detect the file type. Example:
" my filetype file
if exists("did_load_filetypes")
  finish
endif
augroup filetypedetect
  au! BufRead,BufNewFile *.mine                setfiletype mine
  au! BufRead,BufNewFile *.xyz                setfiletype drawing
augroup END
Write this file as "filetype.vim" in your user runtime directory. For example, for Unix:
:w ~/.config/nvim/filetype.vim
3. To use the new filetype detection you must restart Vim.
Your filetype.vim will be sourced before the default FileType autocommands have been installed. Your autocommands will match first, and the ":setfiletype" command will make sure that no other autocommands will set 'filetype' after this. new-filetype-scripts D. If your filetype can only be detected by inspecting the contents of the file.
1. Create your user runtime directory. You would normally use the first item of the 'runtimepath' option. Example for Unix:
:!mkdir -p ~/.config/nvim
2. Create a vim script file for doing this. Example:
if did_filetype()        " filetype already set..
  finish                " ..don't do these checks
endif
if getline(1) =~ '^#!.*\<mine\>'
  setfiletype mine
elseif getline(1) =~? '\<drawing\>'
  setfiletype drawing
endif
See $VIMRUNTIME/scripts.vim for more examples. Write this file as "scripts.vim" in your user runtime directory. For example, for Unix:
:w ~/.config/nvim/scripts.vim
3. The detection will work right away, no need to restart Vim.
Your scripts.vim is loaded before the default checks for file types, which means that your rules override the default rules in $VIMRUNTIME/scripts.vim.
remove-filetype If a file type is detected that is wrong for you, you can set 'filetype' to a non-existing name such as ignored to avoid that it will be set later anyway.
g:did_load_filetypes The builtin filetype detection provided by Nvim can be disabled by setting the did_load_filetypes global variable. If this variable exists, the default $VIMRUNTIME/filetype.lua will not run.
plugin-details The "plugin" directory can be in any of the directories in the 'runtimepath' option. All of these directories will be searched for plugins and they are all loaded. For example, if this command:
set runtimepath
produces this output:
runtimepath=/etc/vim,~/.config/nvim,/usr/local/share/vim/vim82
then Vim will load all plugins in these directories and below:
/etc/vim/plugin/
~/.config/nvim/plugin/
/usr/local/share/vim/vim82/plugin/
Note that the last one is the value of $VIMRUNTIME which has been expanded.
Note that when using a plugin manager or packages many directories will be added to 'runtimepath'. These plugins each require their own directory, don't put them directly in ~/.config/nvim/plugin.
What if it looks like your plugin is not being loaded? You can find out what happens when Vim starts up by using the -V argument:
vim -V2
You will see a lot of messages, in between them is a remark about loading the plugins. It starts with:
Searching for "plugin/**/*.vim" in
There you can see where Vim looks for your plugin scripts.

2. Filetype plugin filetype-plugins

When loading filetype plugins has been enabled :filetype-plugin-on, options will be set and mappings defined. These are all local to the buffer, they will not be used for other files.
Defining mappings for a filetype may get in the way of the mappings you define yourself. There are a few ways to avoid this: 1. Set the "maplocalleader" variable to the key sequence you want the mappings to start with. Example:
:let maplocalleader = ","
All mappings will then start with a comma instead of the default, which is a backslash. Also see <LocalLeader>.
2. Define your own mapping. Example:
:map ,p <Plug>MailQuote
You need to check the description of the plugin file below for the functionality it offers and the string to map to. You need to define your own mapping before the plugin is loaded (before editing a file of that type). The plugin will then skip installing the default mapping. no_mail_maps g:no_mail_maps 3. Disable defining mappings for a specific filetype by setting a variable, which contains the name of the filetype. For the "mail" filetype this would be:
:let no_mail_maps = 1
no_plugin_maps g:no_plugin_maps 4. Disable defining mappings for all filetypes by setting a variable:
:let no_plugin_maps = 1
ftplugin-overrule If a global filetype plugin does not do exactly what you want, there are three ways to change this:
1. Add a few settings. You must create a new filetype plugin in a directory early in 'runtimepath'. For Unix, for example you could use this file:
vim ~/.config/nvim/ftplugin/fortran.vim
You can set those settings and mappings that you would like to add. Note that the global plugin will be loaded after this, it may overrule the settings that you do here. If this is the case, you need to use one of the following two methods.
2. Make a copy of the plugin and change it. You must put the copy in a directory early in 'runtimepath'. For Unix, for example, you could do this:
cp $VIMRUNTIME/ftplugin/fortran.vim ~/.config/nvim/ftplugin/fortran.vim
Then you can edit the copied file to your liking. Since the b:did_ftplugin variable will be set, the global plugin will not be loaded. A disadvantage of this method is that when the distributed plugin gets improved, you will have to copy and modify it again.
3. Overrule the settings after loading the global plugin. You must create a new filetype plugin in a directory from the end of 'runtimepath'. For Unix, for example, you could use this file:
vim ~/.config/nvim/after/ftplugin/fortran.vim
In this file you can change just those settings that you want to change.

3. Docs for the default filetype plugins. ftplugin-docs

AWK ft-awk-plugin

Support for features specific to GNU Awk, like @include, can be enabled by setting:
let g:awk_is_gawk = 1

CHANGELOG ft-changelog-plugin

Allows for easy entrance of Changelog entries in Changelog files. There are some commands, mappings, and variables worth exploring:
Options: 'comments' is made empty to not mess up formatting. 'textwidth' is set to 78, which is standard. 'formatoptions' the 't' flag is added to wrap when inserting text.
Commands: NewChangelogEntry Adds a new Changelog entry in an intelligent fashion (see below).
Local mappings: <Leader>o Starts a new Changelog entry in an equally intelligent fashion (see below).
Global mappings: NOTE: The global mappings are accessed by sourcing the ftplugin/changelog.vim file first, e.g. with
runtime ftplugin/changelog.vim
in your init.vim. <Leader>o Switches to the ChangeLog buffer opened for the current directory, or opens it in a new buffer if it exists in the current directory. Then it does the same as the local <Leader>o described above.
Variables: g:changelog_timeformat Deprecated; use g:changelog_dateformat instead. g:changelog_dateformat The date (and time) format used in ChangeLog entries. The format accepted is the same as for the strftime() function. The default is "%Y-%m-%d" which is the standard format for many ChangeLog layouts. g:changelog_username The name and email address of the user. The default is deduced from environment variables and system files. It searches /etc/passwd for the comment part of the current user, which informally contains the real name of the user up to the first separating comma. then it checks the $NAME environment variable and finally runs whoami and hostname to build an email address. The final form is
Full Name  <[email protected]>
g:changelog_new_date_format The format to use when creating a new date-entry. The following table describes special tokens in the string: %% insert a single '%' character %d insert the date from above %u insert the user from above %p insert result of b:changelog_entry_prefix %c where to position cursor when done The default is "%d %u\n\n\t* %p%c\n\n", which produces something like (| is where cursor will be, unless at the start of the line where it denotes the beginning of the line)
|2003-01-14  Full Name  <[email protected]>
|
|        * prefix|
g:changelog_new_entry_format The format used when creating a new entry. The following table describes special tokens in the string: %p insert result of b:changelog_entry_prefix %c where to position cursor when done The default is "\t*%c", which produces something similar to
|        * prefix|
g:changelog_date_entry_search The search pattern to use when searching for a date-entry. The same tokens that can be used for g:changelog_new_date_format can be used here as well. The default is '^\s*%d\_s*%u' which finds lines matching the form
|2003-01-14  Full Name  <[email protected]>
and some similar formats.
g:changelog_date_end_entry_search The search pattern to use when searching for the end of a date-entry. The same tokens that can be used for g:changelog_new_date_format can be used here as well. The default is '^\s*$' which finds lines that contain only whitespace or are completely empty.
b:changelog_name b:changelog_name Name of the ChangeLog file to look for. The default is 'ChangeLog'.
b:changelog_path Path of the ChangeLog to use for the current buffer. The default is empty, thus looking for a file named b:changelog_name in the same directory as the current buffer. If not found, the parent directory of the current buffer is searched. This continues recursively until a file is found or there are no more parent directories to search.
b:changelog_entry_prefix Name of a function to call to generate a prefix to a new entry. This function takes no arguments and should return a string containing the prefix. Returning an empty prefix is fine. The default generates the shortest path between the ChangeLog's pathname and the current buffers pathname. In the future, it will also be possible to use other variable contexts for this variable, for example, g:.
The Changelog entries are inserted where they add the least amount of text. After figuring out the current date and user, the file is searched for an entry beginning with the current date and user and if found adds another item under it. If not found, a new entry and item is prepended to the beginning of the Changelog.

FORTRAN ft-fortran-plugin

Options: 'expandtab' is switched on to avoid tabs as required by the Fortran standards unless the user has set fortran_have_tabs in vimrc. 'textwidth' is set to 72 for fixed source format as required by the Fortran standards and to 80 for free source format. 'formatoptions' is set to break code and comment lines and to preserve long lines. You can format comments with gq. For further discussion of fortran_have_tabs and the method used for the detection of source format see ft-fortran-syntax.

FREEBASIC ft-freebasic-plugin

This plugin aims to treat the four FreeBASIC dialects, "fb", "qb", "fblite" and "deprecated", as distinct languages.
The dialect will be set to the first name found in g:freebasic_forcelang, any #lang directive or $lang metacommand in the file being edited, or finally g:freebasic_lang. These global variables conceptually map to the fbc options -forcelang and -lang. If no dialect is explicitly specified "fb" will be used.
For example, to set the dialect to a default of "fblite" but still allow for any #lang directive overrides, use the following command:
let g:freebasic_lang = "fblite"

GIT COMMIT ft-gitcommit-plugin

One command, :DiffGitCached, is provided to show a diff of the current commit in the preview window. It is equivalent to calling "git diff --cached" plus any arguments given to the command.

GPROF ft-gprof-plugin

The gprof filetype plugin defines a mapping <C-]> to jump from a function entry in the gprof flat profile or from a function entry in the call graph to the details of that function in the call graph.
The mapping can be disabled with:
let g:no_gprof_maps = 1

MAIL ft-mail-plugin

Options: 'modeline' is switched off to avoid the danger of trojan horses, and to avoid that a Subject line with "Vim:" in it will cause an error message. 'textwidth' is set to 72. This is often recommended for e-mail. 'formatoptions' is set to break text lines and to repeat the comment leader in new lines, so that a leading ">" for quotes is repeated. You can also format quoted text with gq.
Local mappings: <LocalLeader>q or \\MailQuote Quotes the text selected in Visual mode, or from the cursor position to the end of the file in Normal mode. This means "> " is inserted in each line.

MAN ft-man-plugin :Man man.lua

View manpages in Nvim. Supports highlighting, completion, locales, and navigation. Also see find-manpage.
man.lua will always attempt to reuse the closest man window (above/left) but otherwise create a split.
The case sensitivity of completion is controlled by 'fileignorecase'.
Commands: Man {name} Display the manpage for {name}. Man {sect} {name} Display the manpage for {name} and section {sect}. Man {name}({sect}) Same as above. Man {sect} {name}({sect}) Used during completion to show the real section of when the provided section is a prefix, e.g. 1m vs 1. Man {path} Open the manpage at {path}. Prepend "./" if {path} is relative to the current directory. Man Open the manpage for the <cWORD> (man buffers) or <cword> (non-man buffers) under the cursor. Man! Display the current buffer contents as a manpage.
:Man accepts command modifiers. For example, to use a vertical split:
:vertical Man printf
Local mappings: K or CTRL-] Jump to the manpage for the <cWORD> under the cursor. Takes a count for the section. CTRL-T Jump back to the location that the manpage was opened from. gO Show the manpage outline. gO q :quit if invoked as $MANPAGER, otherwise :close.
Variables: g:no_man_maps Do not create mappings in manpage buffers. g:ft_man_folding_enable Fold manpages with foldmethod=indent foldnestmax=1. b:man_default_sects Comma-separated, ordered list of preferred sections. For example in C one usually wants section 3 or 2:
:let b:man_default_sections = '3,2'
g:man_hardwrap Hard-wrap to $MANWIDTH or window width if $MANWIDTH is empty. Enabled by default. Set FALSE to enable soft wrapping.
To use Nvim as a manpager:
export MANPAGER='nvim +Man!'
Note that when running man from the shell and with that MANPAGER in your environment, man will pre-format the manpage using groff. Thus, Neovim will inevitably display the manual page as it was passed to it from stdin. One of the caveats of this is that the width will _always_ be hard-wrapped and not soft wrapped as with g:man_hardwrap=0. You can set in your environment:
export MANWIDTH=999
So groff's pre-formatting output will be the same as with g:man_hardwrap=0 i.e soft-wrapped.
To disable bold highlighting:
:highlight link manBold Normal

MARKDOWN ft-markdown-plugin

To enable folding use this:
let g:markdown_folding = 1

PDF ft-pdf-plugin

Two maps, <C-]> and <C-T>, are provided to simulate a tag stack for navigating the PDF. The following are treated as tags:
The byte offset after "startxref" to the xref table
The byte offset after the /Prev key in the trailer to an earlier xref table
A line of the form "0123456789 00000 n" in the xref table
An object reference like "1 0 R" anywhere in the PDF
These maps can be disabled with
:let g:no_pdf_maps = 1

PYTHON ft-python-plugin PEP8

By default the following options are set, in accordance with PEP8:
setlocal expandtab shiftwidth=4 softtabstop=4 tabstop=8
To disable this behavior, set the following variable in your vimrc:
let g:python_recommended_style = 0

QF QUICKFIX qf.vim ft-qf-plugin

The "qf" filetype is used for the quickfix window, see quickfix-window.
The quickfix filetype plugin includes configuration for displaying the command that produced the quickfix list in the status-line. To disable this setting, configure as follows:
:let g:qf_disable_statusline = 1
R MARKDOWN ft-rmd-plugin
By default ftplugin/html.vim is not sourced. If you want it sourced, add to your vimrc:
let rmd_include_html = 1
The 'formatexpr' option is set dynamically with different values for R code and for Markdown code. If you prefer that 'formatexpr' is not set, add to your vimrc:
let rmd_dynamic_comments = 0
R RESTRUCTURED TEXT ft-rrst-plugin
The 'formatexpr' option is set dynamically with different values for R code and for ReStructured text. If you prefer that 'formatexpr' is not set, add to your vimrc:
let rrst_dynamic_comments = 0

RESTRUCTUREDTEXT ft-rst-plugin

The following formatting setting are optionally available:
setlocal expandtab shiftwidth=3 softtabstop=3 tabstop=8
To enable this behavior, set the following variable in your vimrc:
let g:rst_style = 1

RPM SPEC ft-spec-plugin

Since the text for this plugin is rather long it has been put in a separate file: pi_spec.txt.

SHADA ft-shada

Allows editing binary shada-files in a nice way. Opened binary files are displayed in the following format:
Type with timestamp YYYY-mm-ddTHH:MM:SS:
  % Key__  Description___  Value
  + fooba  foo bar baz fo  {msgpack-value}
  + abcde  abc def ghi jk  {msgpack-value}
Other type with timestamp YYYY-mm-ddTHH:MM:SS:
  @ Description__  Value
  - foo bar baz t  {msgpack-value}
  # Expected more elements in list
Some other type with timestamp YYYY-mm-ddTHH:MM:SS:
  # Unexpected type: type instead of map
  = {msgpack-value}
Filetype plugin defines all Cmd-events. Defined SourceCmd event makes "source file.shada" be equivalent to "|:rshada| file.shada". BufWriteCmd, FileWriteCmd and FileAppendCmd events are affected by the following settings:
g:shada#keep_old_header Boolean, if set to false all header entries are ignored when writing. Defaults to 1. g:shada#add_own_header Boolean, if set to true first written entry will always be header entry with two values in a map with attached data: v:version attached to "version" key and "shada.vim" attached to "generator" key. Defaults to 1.
Format description:
1. # starts a comment. Lines starting with space characters and then # are ignored. Plugin may only add comment lines to indicate some errors in ShaDa format. Lines containing no non-whitespace characters are also ignored. 2. Each entry starts with line that has format "{type} with timestamp {timestamp}:". {timestamp} is strftime()-formatted string representing actual Unix timestamp value. First strftime() argument is equal to %Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S. When writing this timestamp is parsed using msgpack#strptime(), with caching (it remembers which timestamp produced particular strftime() output and uses this value if you did not change timestamp). {type} is one of 1 - Header 2 - Search pattern 3 - Replacement string 4 - History entry 5 - Register 6 - Variable 7 - Global mark 8 - Jump 9 - Buffer list 10 - Local mark 11 - Change
- Unknown (0x{type-hex})
Each type may be represented using Unknown entry: "Jump with timestamp ..." is the same as "Unknown (0x8) with timestamp ....". 3. After header there is one of the following lines: 1. " % Key__ Description__ Value": map header. After mapping header follows a table which may contain comments and lines consisting of " +", key, description and {msgpack-value}. Key is separated by at least two spaces with description, description is separated by at least two spaces with the value. Each key in the map must be at most as wide as "Key__" header: "Key" allows at most 3-byte keys, "Key__" allows at most 5-byte keys. If keys actually occupy less bytes then the rest is filled with spaces. Keys cannot be empty, end with spaces, contain two consequent spaces inside of them or contain multibyte characters (use "=" format if you need this). Descriptions have the same restrictions on width and contents, except that empty descriptions are allowed. Description column may be omitted.
When writing description is ignored. Keys with values msgpack#equal to default ones are ignored. Order of keys is preserved. All keys are treated as strings (not binary strings).
Note: specifically for buffer list entries it is allowed to have more then one map header. Each map header starts a new map entry inside buffer list because ShaDa buffer list entry is an array of maps. I.e.
Buffer list with timestamp 1970-01-01T00:00:00:
  % Key  Description  Value
  + f    file name    "/foo"
  + l    line number  1
  + c    column       10
is equivalent to
Buffer list with timestamp 1970-01-01T00:00:00:
  = [{="f": "/foo", ="c": 10}]
and
Buffer list with timestamp 1970-01-01T00:00:00:
  % Key  Description  Value
  + f    file name    "/foo"

  % Key  Description  Value
  + f    file name    "/bar"
is equivalent to
Buffer list with timestamp 1970-01-01T00:00:00:
  = [{="f": "/foo"}, {="f": "/bar"}]
Note 2: specifically for register entries special syntax for arrays was designed:
Register with timestamp 1970-01-01T00:00:00:
  % Key  Description  Value
  + rc   contents     @
  | - "line1"
  | - "line2"
This is equivalent to
Register with timestamp 1970-01-01T00:00:00:
  % Key  Description  Value
  + rc   contents     ["line1", "line2"]
Such syntax is automatically used if array representation appears to be too lengthy. 2. " @ Description__ Value": array header. Same as map, but key is omitted and description cannot be omitted. Array entries start with " -". Example:
History entry with timestamp 1970-01-01T00:00:00:
  @ Description_  Value
  - history type  SEARCH
  - contents      "foo"
  - separator     '/'
is equivalent to
History entry with timestamp 1970-01-01T00:00:00:
  = [SEARCH, "foo", '/']
Note: special array syntax for register entries is not recognized here. 3. " = {msgpack-value}": raw values. {msgpack-value} in this case may have absolutely any type. Special array syntax for register entries is not recognized here as well.

RUST ft-rust

Since the text for this plugin is rather long it has been put in a separate file: ft_rust.txt.

SQL ft-sql

Since the text for this plugin is rather long it has been put in a separate file: ft_sql.txt.

TEX ft-tex-plugin g:tex_flavor

If the first line of a.tex file has the form
%&<format>
then this determined the file type: plaintex (for plain TeX), context (for ConTeXt), or tex (for LaTeX). Otherwise, the file is searched for keywords to choose context or tex. If no keywords are found, it defaults to plaintex. You can change the default by defining the variable g:tex_flavor to the format (not the file type) you use most. Use one of these:
let g:tex_flavor = "plain"
let g:tex_flavor = "context"
let g:tex_flavor = "latex"
Currently no other formats are recognized.

VIM ft-vim-plugin

The Vim filetype plugin defines mappings to move to the start and end of functions with [[ and ]]. Move around comments with ]" and [".
The mappings can be disabled with:
let g:no_vim_maps = 1

ZIMBU ft-zimbu-plugin

The Zimbu filetype plugin defines mappings to move to the start and end of functions with [[ and ]].
The mappings can be disabled with:
let g:no_zimbu_maps = 1
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