NERDTree is a file browsing plugin for Vim that allows you to open/close directory trees and browse/open files with commands.

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Modify the .vimrc configuration by adding the following configuration after call plug#begin().

.vimrc configuration, after call plug#begin() add the following configuration Plug 'scrooloose/nerdtree', { 'on': 'NERDTreeToggle' }

Note: For use of the Vim plugin manager, see [](... / management)

Run Vim and execute the command :PlugInstall, you may get the following prompt:

1 Updated. Elapsed time: 6.008607 sec.
2 [===]
4 - Finishing ... Done!
5 - vim-github-dashboard: Already installed
6 - vim-easy-align: Already installed
7 - nerdtree: Resolving deltas: 100% (158/158), done.


If you see the above prompt, it means the plugin is installed successfully, you can execute the following commands to control the directory tree.



Open Directory Tree


Close the tree


open/close the catalog tree


Open the tree and locate the current file


Binding shortcuts

Add the following configuration to .vimrc:

" NERDTree
map <C-n> :NERDTreeToggle<CR>
" map is the shortcut mapping command <C-n> defines the shortcut key, Ctrl-n.
" followed by the corresponding command and the enter key <CR>.

After reloading the .vimrc file, you can use <Ctrl-n> to open and close the directory tree.

Show hidden files

The NERDTree plugin does not show hidden files by default. There are two ways to view hidden files:

  1. Press shift-i after opening the tree to show hidden files, press it again to close the hidden files display.

  2. Add the setting let NERDTreeShowHidden=1 to .vimrc to show hidden files by default.

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