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    SubjectRe: how do YOU hack the linux kernel ?
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    On Fri, 2010-01-29 at 09:10 +0100, Daniel Mack wrote:
    > On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 02:52:57PM +0200, Ramagudi Naziir wrote:
    > > do you use vim ?
    > >
    > > If so, how do you open files you want to read/edit ?
    > > Assuming you don't remember their exact name/location, you'd need to
    > > use something like 'find . -iname '*pattern*'. which is slow.
    > > You can also ":tabnew ." and just browse the folders, but that's super slow too.
    >
    > Just use ctags to index your tree. Vim can then use this index to
    > directly drop you at the definition of a symbol. Works very well.


    Yup. That's what I use.

    > Just
    > google around to find tutorials to describe that in detail.

    $ man ctags
    $ vim
    :help tags

    for those who don't wish to rely on the Goggle.

    Regards,
    Andy

    > LXR is also a nice help sometimes: http://lxr.linux.no/linux/
    >
    > Other than that you might develop a feeling for where to search, so you
    > can narrow your 'git grep' to specific places.
    >
    > HTH,
    > Daniel




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