Neovim version

telescope-repo is an extension for telescope.nvim that searches the filesystem for git (or other scm) repositories. It does not require any setup: the list of repositories is built on the fly over your whole $HOME, you don’t need to manually add projects or open some folders to populate this list, as opposed to telescope-project.nvim or project.nvim.

Finding the repositories with “telescope” in their name, with the README in the panel on the top:

Use cases include:

  • If you don’t start vim from the shell (from a GUI or as the start command of a terminal), you are most likely in your $HOME directory. You then want to jump into your code as quickly as possible and this plugin can help!
  • Sometimes, you have the definition of a function and use of it in different repositories (e.g. a library you wrote and a program using this library). This plugin helps to open the two, for instance in two splits.

telescope-repo.nvim is based on telescope-ghq.nvim


You need to add these in your plugin management system:


And optionally, to load the extension:


External dependancies


  • fd to find the repositories on the filesystem


  • glow to preview markdown files, will fall back to bat if not present (and uses cat if neither are present)



:Telescope repo list


:Telescope repo list

Running repo list and list repositories' paths.

key action
<CR> (edit) builtin.git_files



Filepath for the binary fd.

" path can be expanded
:Telescope repo list bin=~/fd


Pattern of the scm database folder.

Default value: [[^\.git$]]


Transform the result paths into relative ones with this value as the base dir.

Default value: vim.fn.getcwd()


Show only basename of the path.

Default value: false


Call pathshorten() for each path. This will for instance transform /home/me/code/project to /h/m/c/project.

Default value: false


Getting the repository list is slow

You can use your .fdignore to exclude some folders from your filesystem. If there is enough interest, #1 could further enhance this.

How to use this plugin with Mercurial (hg), Pijul, Fossil…

Set the pattern option to [[^\.hg$]], [[^\.pijul$]]

lua require'telescope'.extensions.repo.list{pattern=[[^\.hg$]]}

See also #2, in particular for Fossil.