A few months back I switched from Textmate to Vim. Overall I really love Vim, but one of the things I miss from Textmate is using the ⌘R command to run Ruby code and having the results neatly pop up in a new, scrollable window. Obviously, Vim is capable of running Ruby code and displaying the output with
:w !ruby. The only downside to this is that if the resulting output is too long I can't scroll through it.
To combat this problem I tried modifying a
:redir function from Vim Tips. It looks like this:
function! TabMessage(cmd) redir => message silent execute a:cmd redir END tabnew silent put=message set nomodified endfunction command! -nargs=+ -complete=command TabMessage call TabMessage(<q-args>)
Now the output from Ruby is put into a new tab. However, I can't get it to pop up in a new, separate window. Changing
new just sends the output to a split in the same window.
The other problem is that a visible
^M gets appended to the end of each line, so the output ends up looking like this, which is kind of bothersome:
So, is there any way to get the output into a separate window without the
^M appended to the end? Are there any plugins I should be using in order to achieve this Textmate-like effect for code output?