You don't need 'vim-rooter' (usually) or How to set up smart autochange of current directory

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  • vim-rooter

    Changes Vim working directory to project root.

    The airblade/vim-rooter plugin is an essential part of my Neovim workflow. It automatically changes current directory (:h current-directory) for every buffer to a more natural one (like to path of its Git repository). For me this has the following benefits:

  • mini.nvim

    Library of 20+ independent Lua modules improving overall Neovim (version 0.7 and higher) experience with minimal effort

    Initially I planned to make a separate 'mini.root' module, but realized that it would mostly be a reimplementation of vim.fs. So instead I decided to add setup_auto_root() function to mini.misc. If you want a more tested and documented solution, check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks!

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  • NeoRoot.lua

    Yet another light-weight rooter written in Lua

    Firstly, I respect your sharing here, but I still discourage people(especially newcomers) from using this kind of plugin/script to auto-changing "current directory". (So yes, I myself discourage people from using my own root plugin NeoRoot.lua anymore, and I've decided to execute my plan to abandon it recently.)

  • suave.lua

    Multi-tabs project session automation

    There are indeed three levels of Vim's "current directory", I made a summary during my development of the not well-known multi-tab project session automation plugin: In short: it is not that simple.

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