VIM: ctrlp


  • Press to purge the cache for the current directory to get new files, remove deleted files and apply new ignore options.
  • Press and to cycle between modes.
  • Press to switch to filename only search instead of full path.
  • Press to switch to regexp mode.
  • Use , or the arrow keys to navigate the result list.
  • Use or , to open the selected entry in a new tab or in a new split.
  • Use , to select the next/previous string in the prompt's history.
  • Use to create a new file and its parent directories.
  • Use to mark/unmark multiple files and to open them.


# Show files starting with a .

let g:ctrlp_show_hidden = 1