I am using vim-gtk on Ubuntu 16.04 and use exuberant-ctags to generate a tags file in the root directory of my project. My instance of vim would randomly freeze in insert mode, usually after inserting a full stop (.) and the only thing I could do is close that terminal and open a new instance of vim in a new terminal. I was able to narrow the problem down to something with ctags by removing things from my .vimrc file. When I remove
set tags=tags;, vim works fine and never freezes. I have also noticed that if I remove the tags file in my root directory, it no longer freezes even though
set tags=tags; is in the vimrc.
Things I have tried:
- other questions mentioned Ctrl+S and Ctrl+Q. When it freezes in insert mode Ctrl+Q has no effect and I am sure I am not accidentally typing Ctrl+S since I have tried pressing it intentionally and then Ctrl+Q does work.
- Uninstalling and reinstalling vim, vim-gnome, vim-gtk, etc...
- Uninstalling and reinstalling exuberant-ctags
Neither of these fix the problem. Has anyone encountered this problem before? If there is no obvious fix, can anyone recommend an alternative to exuberant-ctags that can be used with vim without making it freeze on my machine?