vim activator : A tool for reusing vim in xterm
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|Yiu Wing Yip|
|There's a script that comes with vim distribution for editing with existing
vim in Windows. However, this feature doesn't work in Linux xterm
environment. There's a beast called Vim Shell by Thomas Wana, but it's not
officially endorsed by vim. When you exit vim to shell by pressing <ctrl-z>
which suspends the vim, this nifty little gadget allows you edit subsequent
files by reusing the existing vim. It's kind of emulates a vim shell from the
view point of a normal user. This tool requires client-server option to be
enabled in vim.
|1. Put .bash_profile into your home directory. If there's already existing
one, then you can rename the untar file to a different name, and source
it from the existing .bash_profile.
2. Change the path to vimactivator in .bash_profile line 2 according your
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||Yiu Wing Yip
||A tremendous effort has been made to allow vim working seamlessly with bash shell, rather than embedding a shell in vim. After using this plugin a couple of months, I really don't see why we would need to have a fully fledge shell in vim which is on top of the feature requested list ;-) There are already plenty of shells outside vim, we just need to make them working nicely together. Check out the readme.txt for more information. Happy vimming and bashing!
||Yiu Wing Yip