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I have been trying to ftp into a shared hosting account with vim (brand new to vim) for a few hours now. I read about this syntax but I have no idea how to use it apparently or where do I insert my ftp password.

:e ftp://[user@]machine/path
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vim ftp://username@yourdomain.com//the/path/to/yourfile.php

Note: Double Slashes after machine/domain name.

Edit: You can also Try this Plugin. http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1075

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Actually you have to do

:Nread ftp://yourusername@yoursite.com/

notice the slash at the end it's important

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