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I read some where about creating files in vim to save things like open windows and folds. I tried to Google it but had trouble finding reference to it. What should I be looking for?

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Regarding your plugin question - please create a new question for this and move the 2nd paragraph to it. Multiple questions as one post are discouraged on SE. – maxschlepzig Oct 4 '11 at 18:08
fair enough I coupled them since they where the same thought in my head – Prospero Oct 4 '11 at 18:27
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You are probably looking for vim Session files which are an extension of viminfo ones:



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