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When I use :! to execute a shell command, I always get the following prompt text from Vim. "Press ENTER or type command to continue"

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I just want to remove the prompt, since I use this command frequently, I don't want to press the enter key every time. Is this possible?

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In this example, you will not see any ls output. –  Gilles Quenot Nov 2 '12 at 3:04
thanks, how to make it works for other example? –  zdd Nov 2 '12 at 3:10

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You can use

:silent !ls

But, if the command produces any output it will leave the screen in an inconsistent state. In that case you'd need to use Ctrl+L or :redraw to fix that.

Run :help :! from within vim for more information.

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