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Suspend a process silently with ctrl-z

With my current workflow, I frequently use CTRL-z to suspend Vim so I can enter a quick few commands before resuming editing my code with fg (actually, it's CTRL-z again, thanks to the handy ZSH tip ...
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Specify cursor position and mode when opening file in vim

I want cursor to be in the last character of first line, in INSERT mode when I open a file in vim. It should work in all cases:: Open file from CLI, like, $ vim fileName Open file from inside vim, ...
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Making vim the default editor when I double click a file

When I run vim from the start menu, it opens up an xfce terminal window and runs vim. However, when I set vim to be my default text editor and double-click a file, it runs in xterm instead of the xfce ...
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vim editor on Linux: How to reduce numbering indentation

I am working on RHEL 6.6. When i open vim editor and set numbers, the line numbers appear but there is a very big indentation from the left side of the screen. is there a way to reduce that gap: Here ...
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Vim losing ability to copy to client clipoard over SSH

I have setup vim to be able to yank text from the server instance of vim to the clipboard on My client's operating system (through the SSH connection). The basic setup is Client side gnome-...
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C Programming on command line [closed]

What to do after opening vim name.c and writing the source code? I mean, to compile and execute.
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How to match two lines at once in vim

I have a file that contains records with tab separated format but in two lines, I want to arrange records in one line with tab separated values using vim editor pattern match. Ex. Abc PQR ...
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“Press ENTER or type command to continue”: why am I seeing this?

I'm familiar with this message when a command's output is more than one line. However, on one of the systems I use, I see it every time I write with :w, despite having plenty of horizontal space for ...
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Can I/how to specify colors in hex or RGB in nano syntax highlight config?

I enabled syntax highlight in nano (PHP), but not happy with the default, I would like for example to have the comments displayed in very light grey. However, the documentation I found seems to ...
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Find files and send to a temp file

Vim does support a nice option to accept a file with list of files that are then opened in a Quickfix list. Rough example, I find all files in ~ that are smaller than 1KB and pass this to Vim: find ~ ...
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How can I selectively modify the lines in a file where the modifications depend on analyzing the select lines as a whole rather than individually [duplicate]

TL;DR I need to align the columns of the entries in fstab while ignoring the comments: /dev/foo /foo ext4 defaults 0 2 # comment line 1 /dev/bar /bar ext4 defaults 0 ...
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How to remap “dead_hook” in Emacs and Vim?

I would like to remap some common symbols like ( and ) to the base line of my keyboard combining Alt Gr with other keys like j or k. I can remap Alt Gr+k to ) because that combination prints ĸ. The ...
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vim sudo hack auto reload

I've installed and aliased some a newer version of vim and aliased vim to call that version. I also aliased sudo so that it can just call the system default vi when I need to edit a file as sudo but ...
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With crtl-p can I open a file outside the current tree?

In looking to have functionality that can match my textmate friends for opening files with quick regex capability I found ctrl-p - https://github.com/ctrlpvim/ctrlp.vim It builds, indexes and then ...
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vim makefile syntax highlighting issue

Vim doesn't want to highlight my target named " * .o " and its dependencies because of the char ' * ' that I use to target all object files. When I replace the ' * ' by letters the highlighting ...
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vi needs two <enter> keystrokes instead of one

If I want to open a file using "vi", it needs two <enter> keystrokes instead of one. Any idea, how to fix it? Just few hours back it was working perfectly. I have been searching on the net ...
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Create remote file stream into terminal

I'm not experienced unix user so terminology may be not correct. Suppose I have a remote unix hosting which I'm connecting to from windows by ssh with putty. So I have terminal window with access to ...
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Accessing to the lastly executed command and modify it before executing in VIM

Scenario. Imagine, that I want to search replace something. :%s/foo/bar/g Now, imagine that I made a mistype and executed the command :%s/fop/bar/g Every vim user knows than @: executes the ...
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Vim - how to replace one new line \n with two \n's

In vim editor, I want to replace a newline character (\n) with two new line characters (\n\n) using vim command mode. Input file content: This is my first line. This is second line. Command that I ...
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Open file with started vim from outside (in terminal)

I have a started vim. I suspended it (Ctrl+Z). So I was in terminal session and I would like to open some file with the same vim session (new tab). I can open the file in new vim session. Actually, ...
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vimdiff to compare output instead of files

I am trying to compare two command output (no files) vimdiff "$(tail /tmp/cachain.pem)" "$(tail /etc/pki/ca-trust/extracted/pem/tls-ca-bundle.pem)" I tried playing with redirection, pipe, and vim - ...
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How to make a .vimrc command dependent on a file existing?

My .vimrc uses pathogen by doing execute pathogen#infect() However if I set up a new computer and haven't installed pathogen with mkdir -p ~/.vim/autoload ~/.vim/bundle && \ curl -LSso ~/....
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VIM with Python - Multiple # do not get colored as a comment

Something changed on my system and now VIM screws up syntax highlighting of commented lines. This makes having 'debug' lines very difficult as it looks like the line is still active based on the ...
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Show colors in gVim embedded terminal

Does anyone know how to show colors in the gVim embedded terminal? For instance when you do a !git diff file.c.
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syntax highlghting in vim

I have text files which have extensions *.sc. So to make syntax highlighting for some of the keywords in that type of text files I created ~/.vim/syntax/sc.cim. Below is the file content. user $ cd ~/...
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Screen - weird behavior after exiting Vim

I am facing problems with my configuring screen. My screen.rc is very simple and looks like this: altscreen on termcapinfo xterm ti@:te@ I wanted to configure screen to have the same behavior as ...
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Why CR sequence (\r) getting entered in .vimrc file?

Please look at my '~/.vimrc' file below. :map g :w :map g :w See, the same line repeated. After writing 1st line, I pressed the "Enter" key. Now see the output of the od command below. ravi@ravi-...
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Color encoding for shell script

I using KSH shell as my linux environment. I am writing shell script for one of my project. Currently shell script does not shows color encoding for variable ,etc. It comes in black and white mode. ...
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Why do I have to press space after a command in Vim?

I frequently run into the situation that I have to press space to "actuate" the command I entered, e.g. after I hit ~ to swap case of a letter. Why is that?
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How to upgrade Vim 7.2 to 7.4 latest on Red Hat 6.6 the easiest way? [duplicate]

I'm a Vim user, and usually I just install vim via a one liner "apt-get install vim", but for red hat how can I update the 7.2 version to 7.4 with a one liner? I googled it and many places tell me to ...
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Set the bash display [while using GNU Screen utility] to not show the vim text after exit

Currently when I am not using screen utility, I am able to see the VIM content wiped out of the display when I quit VIM. However when I am using GNU Screen utility and opening a file in one of the ...
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Edit text with vim

I am trying to write command in Vim which can delete 9 and 11 symbols in third line. I did this 3s/9, 11/// but nothing happened as I expected it to be. It would be grateful to do this with your ...
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vim: Match WORD in current block with balanced brackets

When matching in vim there are words, WORDs and blocks among other things. Now for editing code, blocks are useful, words are somewhat useful, but WORDs are mostly useless, because they often include ...
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Tmux session name background color persists between sessions

I have tmux set to display the session name in the left status bar. The background color of the session is either red or green depending on if I have failing tests or passing tests. When I switch to ...
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How to run a command from vim and direct output to /dev/null

When writing a .tex file, I want to be able to view the pdf of the file. I remapped \e to show the pdf file in evince as below: nnoremap \e :!nohup evince %:r.pdf & >/dev/null 2>&1<...
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Move one screen row up/down in a multi-line text

I have a multiline text in my Vim editor as, One line of text is spread across multiple lines as shown above. For editing, i would like to move up/down one display line (screen-row) at a time. But ...
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How can I change my tmux color scheme based on the time of day?

I just implemented a few lines into my .vimrc that changes the color scheme from SolarizedDark to SolarizedLight based on the time of day. " Solarized light during the day, solarized dark during the ...
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Where to find the .vim directory?

I'm trying to find out my .vim file which is a hidden file and that should be in my home , I want to install a vim plugin and for that i need to access the plugin folder which is in .vim file. I'm ...
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vim won't open with plugins installed the pathogen way

I recently found out about vim-pathogen, and installing vim plugins on my Mac has been working great. I tried using vim-pathogen on an external Linux cluster, but as soon as I clone a plugin ...
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Nano: Remember cursor position at start

Can Nano save the current position of the cursor at exit and, when you reopen the file, restore the old cursor position, like vim does?
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Vim: copy from file to clipboard [duplicate]

I ask a simple question: how to copy from a text file using vim,and paste to clipboard? If i use yY I can paste,but only on vim file(using p),on clipboard i can't paste content. If i use "+Y paste ...
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tmux causing bold fonts in vim

I have installed tmux with vim, using the solarized colorscheme and airline plugin. All is good until I start tmux, where all the font turns bold and the airline status bar is looking weird. I have ...
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Keep transparency at end of file vim

I am using urxvt, when using vim the transparancy after the end of the file I am editing isn't working it is just a solid color with '~' on each line. This problem only happens when using a custom ...
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executable bit on files created by vim

Is there any setting for vim create new files with full permissions? that is falling just under the umask restrictions, and only on files created by vim. It shouldn't modify the bits of an already ...
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Vim how to reset the screen before editing?

On Linux, if I do a command with long output, for example dmesg and then edit a file with vim the screen is like after reset command. On HP-UX, if I do a command with long output, for example dmesg ...
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Periodic problems with openssl.vim with correct password

For those who doesn't know, there is a great script for vim that allows to store encrypted by openssl passwords using vim to acceses and edit them. About a year ago I've started to observe problems: ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted sudoers file without recovery mode? [duplicate]

I deleted the sudoers file by accident, and I am trying to enter recovery mode, but no matter which flash drive I use, it says 'an unexpected error has occured.' I want to recover it from within the ...
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How to effectively add a file to the args list for vim from within vim?

Really I just have a confusion between a few terms, some of which may be synonymous: buffers tabs files windows I want to understand these terms fully and any pointers in that direction would be ...
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How to replace each occurrence of a string with an incrementing counter in vim?

I have 203 instances of the word ubuntu in a file, and I want to replace each one with UBUNTU_X, where "X" is an incrementing counter. In other words, the original file is: ubuntu xxxxxxxx ubuntu ...
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Interactive, tabbed live tail of multiple files?

I'm often tailing multiple files, and even with a terminal multiplexer (ie tmux or screen) it's still annoying to have multiple windows/shell sessions dedicated to watching multiple files. Is there ...