Bug 5606

Summary: vim doesn't handle tags produced by ctags
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Veillard, Daniel <daniel.veillard>
Component: ctagsAssignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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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?