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Bug 5606 - vim doesn't handle tags produced by ctags
Summary: vim doesn't handle tags produced by ctags
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ctags
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-05 22:43 UTC by Veillard, Daniel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 20:46:12 UTC

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Description Veillard, Daniel 1999-10-05 22:43:54 UTC
unless one add -e to the ctags command line (emacs
compatibility mode)

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-10 20:46:59 UTC
I had no problem using the regular 'tags' file produced by ctags with vim.
However, the TAGS file produced for emacs via the '-e' option worked as well.
This is ctags 3.2, included in 6.0 and later.

Comment 2 khp 2000-03-04 01:34:59 UTC
I have the same trouble. I'm on RH 6.1 with vim 5.4 and ctags-3.2-1. The problem
goes away when I do:
:set notagbsearch
or when I generate the tags file outside of vim with the -e option. Since other
bug reports seem to indicate that sort has changed recently to be POSIX
compliant, perhaps vim expects the sorting one way while the new `sort' sorts
another? The question then would be: Can I configure vim to call `sort' with the
right backwards compatible options?

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