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How to open Quickfix window automatically after make

📅 2015-Mar-21 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

The Quickfix feature of Vim can be used to view errors or warnings produced by a compilation in a window and jump to those locations in source files. The Quickfix window has to be manually opened using :copen. Instead, I like the Quickfix window to be automatically opened after running a :make.

This can be done by adding these line to .vimrc:

" Open Quickfix window automatically after running :make
augroup OpenQuickfixWindowAfterMake
    autocmd QuickFixCmdPost [^l]* nested cwindow
    autocmd QuickFixCmdPost    l* nested lwindow
augroup END

For more info, see this Vim Wiki entry.

Tried with: Vim 7.4 and Ubuntu 14.04