The longer I work with computers and software development the more I fall in love with a VIM based workflow. Recently I’ve discovered the joys of CTAGS. This is a simple cheatsheet to help me as I’m initially learning to integrate this tool into my workflow. Perhaps you’ll find it useful as well.

Generating Tags#

The tags can be generated by simply running:

ctags -R


VIM Cheatsheet#

CommandFunction
Ctrl + ]Go to definition
Ctrl + TJump back from the definition
Ctrl + W Ctrl + ]Open the definition in a horizontal split
:ts <tag_name>List the tags that match <tag_name>