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Command line ctag search

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Description
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'python-cts' adds a new executable, 'cts', which searches ctag files for your tag and then executes a command on the selected tag. By default, it executes "$EDITOR +{lineNumber} {file}", which opens the found file your default editor.

Since 'cts' is only as good as your ctag files, it is recommended running ctags with '--extra=+f' so as to index filenames as well. This will let you do 'cts Foo.java' to automatically open up Foo.java in your editor of choice.

Alternatively, one can add a new line, '--extra=+f', to ~/.ctags to set it as a default option for the ctags command. This is likely a better solution as it will also work with scripts, editors, and other out-of-band processes.

If provided a tags file with line numbers instead of patterns, 'cts' will attempt to read the line of code from the actual file.

Example 1
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cts bar -i -c /some/directory/tags

1. '-c /some/directory/tags' indicates cts should use that tags file rather than attempting to find one.

2. '-i' indicates that it's a case insensitive search. The resulting search query is /^bar$/i

3. Upon selecting a tag, executes "$EDITOR +{pattern} {file}.

Example 2
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cts Foo -p -kc -t scala,py -e "grep def {file}"

1. Since no ctag file was specified, recurse from the current directory up until a 'tags' file is found.

2. '-p' indicates a partial search, so look for a /.*Foo.*/ in the tag file.

3. '-kc'
indicates to filter out everything that isn't kind 'c', or class definitions.

4. '-t scala,py' indicates to filter out all tags that are not files with 'scala' or py as the extension.

5. '-e "grep def {file}"' indicates that after a selection has been made, to execute "grep def {file}" where {file} will be filled in with the absolute path to the reference file.

To Install (From Pip)
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pip install python-cts

If upgrading:

pip install python-cts --upgrade


To Install (From Source)
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1. Checkout the repo
2. python setup.py install
3. Profit!

Usage
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Type 'cts -h' to get usage information

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