ctags

A package for reading source code tag files

Ctags Node module

Read all about ctags here.

npm install ctags
  • Clone the repository
  • Run npm install
  • Run grunt to compile the native and CoffeeScript code
  • Run grunt test to run the specs

Get all tags matching the tag specified from the tags file at the path.

  • tagsFilePath - The string path to the tags file.

  • tag - The string name of the tag to search for.

  • options - An optional options object containing the following keys:

    • caseInsensitive - true to include tags that match case insensitively, (default: false)
    • partialMatch - true to include tags that partially match the given tag (default: false)
  • callback - The function to call when complete with an error as the first argument and an array containing objects that have name and file keys and optionally a pattern key if the tag file specified contains tag patterns.

ctags = require 'ctags'
 
ctags.findTags('/Users/me/repos/node/tags''exists'(error, tags=[]) ->
  for tag in tags
    console.log("#{tag.name} is in #{tag.file}")

Create a read stream to a tags file.

The stream returned will emit data events with arrays of tag objects that have name and file keys and optionally a pattern key if the tag file specified contains tag patterns.

An error event will be emitted if the tag file cannot be read.

An end event will be emitted when all the tags have been read.

  • tagsFilePath - The string path to the tags file.

  • options - An optional object containing the following keys.

    • chunkSize - The number of tags to read at a time (default: 100).

Returns a stream.

ctags = require 'ctags'
 
stream = ctags.createReadStream('/Users/me/repos/node/tags')
stream.on 'data'(tags) ->
  for tag in tags
    console.log("#{tag.name} is in #{tag.file} with pattern: #{tag.pattern}")