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Generates ctags-compatible output for the sections of a Markdown document.

Project description

This application generates ctags-compatible output for the sections of a Markdown document.

The motivation was to have a tool fast enough to use with the TagBar plugin in Vim.

Using with TagBar

To use this tool with TagBar, add the following into your ~/.vimrc:

" Add support for markdown files in tagbar.
let g:tagbar_type_markdown = {
    \ 'ctagstype': 'markdown',
    \ 'ctagsbin' : '/path/to/',
    \ 'ctagsargs' : '-f - --sort=yes --sro=»',
    \ 'kinds' : [
        \ 's:sections',
        \ 'i:images'
    \ ],
    \ 'sro' : '»',
    \ 'kind2scope' : {
        \ 's' : 'section',
    \ },
    \ 'sort': 0,
\ }


The suggested sro used to be |, but this symbol could be used in headings (when talking about logical operators, for example). As a result, I recommend using something like the UTF-8 chevron above and specifying this new sro character on the command line via the --sro option.

However, some folks have had issues with the chevron–TagBar is failing to split on the character correctly and it results in incorrect headings that contain <bb> in TagBar. I’m not sure what the underlying cause is just yet, but if you’re suffering from this issue, you may want to fall back to using the | character. You can do this by dropping the --sro=» parameter from ctagsargs and setting 'sro' to '|'.

You’ll need to have the TagBar plugin installed for this to work. Also, you may need to call the variable g:tagbar_type_mkd and change ctagstype to 'mkd' if you’re Ben William’s Markdown syntax highlighting script. It sets the file type to mkd whereas Tim Pope’s sets it to markdown.


This tool is licensed under a Simplified BSD license. See LICENSE.txt for details.

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