Commit 09ca4193 authored by Thorsten Wißmann's avatar Thorsten Wißmann 🎸 Committed by Philipp Erhardt
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Make vim key in synctex bridge configurable

Furthermore, add documentation on how to configure vim.
parent 98171e76
......@@ -26,7 +26,8 @@ Behaviour:
file in the current directory).
It registers a keybinding in vim (per default "ZE"), to jump to the
corresponding page in katarakt.
corresponding page in katarakt. The vim keybinding can be overwritten by the
VIM_KEY environment variable.
If Katarakt emits the edit signal (usually on Ctrl+LeftMouse), then it
opens the corresponding tex file in vim and jumps to the corresponding
......@@ -40,7 +41,25 @@ Behaviour:
You need to compile the latex document using the option -synctex=1 in order to
obtain the required .synctex.gz file.""".format(sys.argv[0]))
obtain the required .synctex.gz file.
Hint: VIM configuration:
Add the following line to your vimrc:
au VimEnter *.tex execute "nmap ZE :! synctex-katarakt-vim " . v:servername . " 2>/dev/null >/dev/null &<LEFT><LEFT>"
When typing ZE the first time, it automatically calls this script, overwrites
the ZE keybinding, and opens a katarakt instance. After typing ZE the first
time, you are prompted such that you can specify an alternate PDF file. If
you want an alternate vim keybinding (e.g. <Leader>f), add this line:
au VimEnter *.tex execute "nmap ZF :! VIM_KEY='ZF' synctex-katarakt-vim " . v:servername . " 2>/dev/null >/dev/null &<LEFT><LEFT>"
If your key contains something like <Leader> (or other keys containing "<"),
escape it properly in the VIM_KEY= assignment.
......@@ -98,7 +117,7 @@ except IndexError:
die("no *.synctex.gz file found in current directory")
vim_session = session_name
vim_view_keybind = "ZE"
vim_view_keybind = os.getenv('VIM_KEY', 'ZE')
pdfprocess = subprocess.Popen(['katarakt', '--single-instance', 'false', pdf_filename])
pdf_pid =
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