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I'm using gvim in a windows environment and have some custom scripts that I use to build with. Currently, all of my build output redirected to a new tab, but I have to wait for my build to finish before anything is displayed (this is my biggest problem right now).

I would like to be able to view the output in real-time, as it is being generated -- ideally in a quickfix window.

How can I accomplish this?

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Only if it were *nix, you could use tmux or screen, but I don't know if there are any equivalents in windows. –  Memming Jun 12 '13 at 13:51
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I would imagine then that I could use cygwin's gnu screen and accomplish what I want. <thunder and lightning> BWA HA HA! </thunder and lightning> –  ash Jun 12 '13 at 15:32
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You can't.

Vim lacks the multi-process/multi-threading capabilities needed for such a feature. There are a few "async" plugins that try to work around that limitation though, like Tim Pope's dispatch or Marc Weber's vim-addon-async.

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