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CTags Definitions for Javascript
--langdef=js
--langmap=js:.js
--regex-js=/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*\{/\5/,object/
--regex-js=/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*function[ \t]*\(/\5/,function/
--regex-js=/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*\[/\5/,array/
--regex-js=/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*[^"]'[^']*/\5/,string/
--regex-js=/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*(true|false)/\5/,boolean/
--regex-js=/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*[0-9]+/\5/,number/
--regex-js=/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*.+([,;=]|$)/\5/,variable/
--regex-js=/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*[ \t]*([,;]|$)/\5/,variable/
--regex-js=/function[ \t]+([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*\([^)]*\)/\1/,function/
--regex-js=/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*\{/\2/,object/
--regex-js=/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*function[ \t]*\(/\2/,function/
--regex-js=/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*\[/\2/,array/
--regex-js=/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*[^"]'[^']*/\2/,string/
--regex-js=/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*(true|false)/\2/,boolean/
--regex-js=/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*[0-9]+/\2/,number/
--regex-js=/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*[^=]+([,;]|$)/\2/,variable/
@OrangeTux
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I get: ctags: Warning: Ignoring non-option in /home/orangetux/.ctags when running ctags file_name.js

@jay3sh
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jay3sh commented Aug 2, 2013

I ran into some errors while executing it. Here's the bash script based on above options that is readily executable

#!/bin/bash

SCAN_DIR=apps

ctags \
-R \
-f .ctags \
--langdef=js \
--langmap=js:.js \
--regex-js="/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*\{/\5/,object/" \
--regex-js="/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*function[ \t]*\(/\5/,function/" \
--regex-js="/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*\[/\5/,array/" \
--regex-js="/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*[^\"]'[^']*/\5/,string/" \
--regex-js="/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*(true|false)/\5/,boolean/" \
--regex-js="/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*[0-9]+/\5/,number/" \
--regex-js="/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*.+([,;=]|$)/\5/,variable/" \
--regex-js="/(,|(;|^)[ \t]*(var|let|([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$.]+\.)*))[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*[ \t]*([,;]|$)/\5/,variable/" \
--regex-js="/function[ \t]+([A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*\([^)]*\)/\1/,function/" \
--regex-js="/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*\{/\2/,object/" \
--regex-js="/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*function[ \t]*\(/\2/,function/" \
--regex-js="/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*\[/\2/,array/" \
--regex-js="/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*[^\"]'[^']*/\2/,string/" \
--regex-js="/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*(true|false)/\2/,boolean/" \
--regex-js="/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*[0-9]+/\2/,number/" \
--regex-js="/(,|^)[ \t]*([A-Za-z_$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*[^=]+([,;]|$)/\2/,variable/" \
$SCAN_DIR

@hitamu
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hitamu commented Mar 13, 2015

I got this warning: "ctags: Warning: Ignoring non-option in /home/thu_nx/.ctags"
So I removed the empty line (num 12) and it worked

@dreki
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dreki commented Mar 18, 2015

I found similar results to @hitamu. I deleted an 'empty' line and added another in its place. worked fine. Maybe a weird character?

@andreicristianpetcu
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Thank you!!! Here are mine (I have support for AngularJS directives, services, controllers, factories, modules and routes)

@base698
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base698 commented Aug 7, 2015

Thanks for the angular!

@alexweber
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@andreicristianpetcu thanks! 👍

@xuqinggang
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@philix, Hi. After adding the javascript configuration file to ctags. When a variable is Navigate to Definition, not only the variable declaration is searched, but also the use of the variable(as long as it is the same string, etc). How to solve?

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