fugitive.vim: A Git wrapper so awesome, it should be illegal
Fugitive is the premier Vim plugin for Git. Or maybe it's the premier Git plugin for Vim? Either way, it's "so awesome, it should be illegal". That's why it's called Fugitive.
The crown jewel of Fugitive is
:G), which calls any arbitrary Git command. If you know how to use Git at the command line, you know how to use
:Git. It's vaguely akin to
:!gitbut with numerous improvements:
:Git addavoid the dreaded "Press ENTER or type command to continue" prompt.
:Git rebase -i, and other commands that invoke an editor do their editing in the current Vim instance.
:Git log, and other verbose, paginated commands have their output loaded into a temporary buffer. Force this behavior for any command with
:Git blameuses a temporary buffer with maps for additional triage. Press enter on a line to view the commit where the line changed, or
g?to see other available maps. Omit the filename argument and the currently edited file will be blamed in a vertical, scroll-bound split.
:Git difftoolload their changesets into the quickfix list.
:Gitopens a summary window with dirty files and unpushed and unpulled commits. Press
g?to bring up a list of maps for numerous operations including diffing, staging, committing, rebasing, and stashing. (This is the successor to the old
Additional commands are provided for higher level operations:
:Gsplit, etc.). For example,
:Gedit HEAD~3:%loads the current file as it existed 3 commits ago.
:Gdiffsplitbrings up the staged version of the file side by side with the working tree version. Use Vim's diff handling capabilities to apply changes to the staged version, and write that buffer to stage the changes. You can also give an arbitrary
:Geditargument to diff against older versions of the file.
:Greadis a variant of
git checkout -- filenamethat operates on the buffer rather than the file itself. This means you can use
uto undo it and you never get any warnings about the file changing outside Vim.
:Gwritewrites to both the work tree and index versions of a file, making it like
git addwhen called from a work tree file and like
git checkoutwhen called from the index or a blob in history.
:lgrepfor the same.
git mvon the current file and changes the buffer name to match.
:GRenamedoes the same with a destination filename relative to the current file's directory.
git rmon the current file and simultaneously deletes the buffer.
:GRemovedoes the same but leaves the (now empty) buffer open.
:GBrowseto open the current file on the web front-end of your favorite hosting provider, with optional line range (try it in visual mode). Plugins are available for popular providers such as GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Gitee, Pagure, and Phabricator.
'statusline'to get an indicator with the current branch in your statusline.
For more information, see
Install using your favorite package manager, or use Vim's built-in package support:
mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/tpope/start cd ~/.vim/pack/tpope/start git clone https://tpope.io/vim/fugitive.git vim -u NONE -c "helptags fugitive/doc" -c q
Why can't I enter my password when I:Git push?
It is highly recommended to use SSH keys or credentials caching to avoid entering your password on every upstream interaction. If this isn't an option, the official solution is to use the
core.askPassGit option to request the password via a GUI. Fugitive will configure this for you automatically if you have
git-guiinstalled; otherwise it's your responsibility to set this up.
If you absolutely must type in your password by hand, sidestep Fugitive and use
:terminal git push.
Copyright (c) Tim Pope. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See