Project symbols are empty


#1

Hi,

Whenever I try to pop up the project symbols (ruby project) the list is empty, and I get the following message

Project has no tags file or it is empty

What can I do to fix this ?

Thanks


#2

@Intrepidd you need to generate a tags file using ctags or other tag generator.


#3

Thanks.

I’m used to ST3, which updated the tags on the fly, is there a way to do so with atom without having to constantly regenerate the tags file myself ?


#4

Coming from ST3 I’m missing this, too.

That said, Atom has a package you can install called Symbol Gen, which will pretty easily generate the tags whenever you want with cmd+opt+G.

I wonder if there’s an equivalent keyboard shortcut for cmd+opt+down which jumps to the symbol under the cursor?

Anyone know of a way to see all default keybindings? One nice thing about ST3 was you could open the default keybindings JSON file to see what’s in there.


#5

Yes, if you open Settings with cmd-, then in the upper left of the pane you’ll see a selection to view (searchable too!) all keybindings:

If you have an overridden keybinding, it is called out in an alternate color like this:


How to see the default keybindings
#6

I really think that have the symbols in a similar fashion to Chocolat would be much better. i.e. having the Symbol list as another bar down the right hand side showing a Symbol for what type of symbol it is, and allow the user to click on them to focus. It is one of my absolute favourite features of Chocolat!

–Brendan