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It's possible to open current file, in another existent tab, splitted

I have two file in two tab. I'll like to open, for example, the second one file, inside first one, but splitted. Is this possible?
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Vim airline plugin bad characters

I'm having issue to display correctly the vim-airline plugin. Here's what it's supposed to look like Here's what it currently looks like. Note the >, which is not displayed properly. I tried ...
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vimtutor: command not found

My first time trying to pull up vimtutor fails. I get a vimtutor: command not found message. Strangely, running vim works fine. I've never installed Vim on my own, I just found it working when I type ...
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Vim - How Recognize Spaces as Tabs (set listchars=tab)

I wonder if it is possible to use a configuration for that command "set listchars=tab:▒░,trail:·" to "see" 4 spaces as tabs and get the effect of the picture below (using real tabs)... I use the ...
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VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files

After reinstalling my OS from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 14.04, VIM has changed its behaviour when editing Python files. Though before the reinstall all file types had noexpandtab and tabstop=4 set, now ...
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Vim replace a range of numbers

Is it possible in vim to replace 1-10 with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10? And I'm not talking :s:1-10:1,23,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 I mean like a command that will look at the range and replace it appropriately.
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Vim move cursor one character in insert mode without arrow keys

This might seem a little too overboard, but I switched to vim and I so happy about the workflow now. I try to discipline myself not to use the arrow keys, as keeping the hands on the alfa-keys all the ...
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Execute vim commands from a script

SO I've created a script that opens all of the files in a particular directory in vim in separate terminal tabs for me: #!/usr/bin/perl use v5.14; my $wd = '/home/luke/Pokemon-Battle-Simulator'; ...
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CTRL-X not showing the bottom menu (compatible/nocompatible issue)

I'm having some strange behavior in vim. When I press C-X in insert-mode, I see ^X flashing quickly in the bottom right, but I don't get the menu at the bottom. The keybindings seems to work just find ...
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Vim…what argument represents the matching word in a search?

What exactly is the syntax for say :s:you:your except to just append the r to you rather than replace it fully? I tried :s:you:\1r but no luck there. I swear I had seen syntax like this for similar ...
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Gvim middle mouse click horizontal scroll

I'm running Windows 7 x64 with Gvim 7.4 Using my external mouse, I was wondering how to achieve 'horizontal scroll', I read all the documentation about it but still haven't figured out how to achieve ...
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Why do certain replied emails missing threading when replied back in Mutt?

I use Mutt for emails. I have threads enabled and I can see that most of the emails are threaded in Mutt. So that is all good. But sometimes I reply to an email and the answer(from other person) to ...
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Moving inside identifier-words (underscore, camelcase) in vim

I would like a quick way to move between parts of a word e.g.: this_is_a_variable_name ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ thisIsAFunctionName ^ ^ ^^ ^ This would increase the speed in certain ...
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Vim conceal feature is applied to active line

I am using MacVim with the vim-latex plugin. There is a conceal feature turned on by default that converts LaTeX symbols to unicode in vim itself so the source is easier to read. I think this is ...
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Hide vim’s backups with a dot in the begining of the backup file name

I have the following line on my ~/.vimrc set backup So, every time I edit a file foo with vim, a backup file foo~ is created. Then the output of ls is polluted. I want vim to make the backup’s ...
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GNU screen changes vim syntax highlighting colors

I am trying to use vim inside a GNU screen session, but whenever I open vim inside screen the syntax highlighting uses completely different colors when compared to when I open vim outside GNU screen. ...
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Replace values in column, space delimited file in Vim

I have a file that looks like: 2067 24311 <hkxhk> {00} 2069 17219 <hkxhk> {00} 2071 20931 <hkxhk> {00} 2073 5557 <hkxhk> {00} 2075 2127 <hkxhk> {00} 2077 20947 ...
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Is there a way to copy/paste with iterm2 on osx over ssh with tmux and vim?

Given I am SSHed into a server and have tmux running, is there any straightforward way to be able to yank into a register in vim and: have that text be available in my tmux clipboard? have that text ...
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In tmux, after ssh a server, how to send R code in vim to R consol

I installed tmux and vim-r-plugin in local machine (ref: http://manuals.bioinformatics.ucr.edu/home/programming-in-r/vim-r), and use ssh to log in a server (only vim-r-plugin and screen installed). ...
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Script to open customized terminal session

I'm not sure if the title got across what I want to do, but here it is: I am working on a python project that involves a lot of classes. I use Terminal Vim to do my editing. As you can Imagine, it ...
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let mapleader = “\<Space>” not working arch linux

I'm trying to map space bar to leader key by using the code above but there's a problem - whenever I press space, the pointer moves forward a character, which annoys me. What am I missing? (gvim@arch ...
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How to edit a text file over a network with netcat plus some $EDITOR

(no alternate suggestions like vim --servername, or vim over ssh, or "just use ssh", or nfs, sshfs please. Also I prefer to avoid more elaborate incarnations of netcat like ncat) I'd like to edit my ...
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Why is ~/.vimrc not having an effect until I type “:so~/.vimrc”?

I just want to change the tab size. I know the file is loading because it shows up in :scriptnames and I included an echo which runs every time I open vim. Why is ~/.vimrc not working automatically ...
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Hyphen converted to 'unknown character' when pasted to programs such as Putty, Notepad is OK

When a UTF-8-encoded hyphen (U+2010) is copied from a browser (I tried Firefox and IE) and then pasted to programs such as Putty and Vim (the Windows variants), all hyphens are showed as 'unknown ...
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Remap keys in replace mode in vim

I'm attempting to swap my semicolon and colon keys. I use this function func! FUNC_Remap(lhs, rhs) " Function which remaps keys in all modes " ":echom 'inoremap '.a:lhs.' '.a:rhs ...
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Can I recover a deleted file from .swp after auto-reloading?

This is related to, but not solved by the question “How can I recover the original file from a .swp file?”. I had two newly-created files a.txt and b.txt open in buffers. The active buffer was b.txt, ...
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How to stop Vim markdown syntax from highlighting as italic asterisks used to denote bold?

Using Vim 7.4 on Windows in ConEmu (though I have seen the same thing on other platforms/setups), I notice that the syntax highlighting is matching the beginning and ending double-asterisks as italic ...
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Vim starts with beginning of a “change” command

I'm having an issue with vim startup. Whenever I run vim somefile, it starts as though I pressed c just after startup. So, if I then try to immediately jump to the end of the file with G, it instead ...
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How to read shell and insert in text (using Emacs)?

I want to read and insert output from shell (bash) in a text using Emacs. My idea is to do something like :r!ls in vi, but using emacs.
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Reformatting vim files

SOLVED, see my answer. However, I figure this question is still a good learning exp for other novices like myself So I am working on this project, but I am working on it both at home and at work. ...
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Case insensitive sorting

Vim's default sort is case sensitive, and produces results like this: A B a How can it be made case-insensitive, to produce the following result given the same input? A a B
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vim: move to pattern without changing current pattern

While editing huge files, I need to move around based on pattern search (despite me using ctags, cscope, Lid) but I don't want to disturb the current highlight search while doing so. The reason being ...
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Vim vsplit redraw

Is it possible to redraw vim's screen if I do the following: Vim in small 80x24 terminal vsplit file2.c Maximize terminal It's all wonkey and I don't know how to make ti redraw the windows evenly.
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How can I construct a vim keymapping that inserts the current date?

I'm trying to create a vim keymapping that will initiate the creation of a new file, with the name of the file prefixed with the current date, waiting for me to finish typing the filename. Put more ...
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Vim 7.4 puts current line at top of window split when moving cursor between buffers

I have a split window with two buffers visible, and the top one is active and maximized using CTRL+w, UNDERSCORE (i.e., SHIFT+Minus). I put the cursor in the middle of the visible buffer, or at the ...
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Plugins cause gVim window to move (become “unsnapped”) in Windows

I have a couple of Vim plugins that seem to cause aero-snapped windows in Windows 7 (Aero windows, not Vim windows) to pop out of their "snapped" position when certain events occur. I don't know ...
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Vim go to link in Firefox

Is it possible to have a list of links in vim (seperated by newlines) and then use firefox to open these links? I would have to externally call FF, but how would I pass what is under the vim cursor ...
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The Vim documentation illustrates a “wrong way” to add comments to HTML. What's wrong with it?

The "syntax.txt" chapter in the official Vim documentation says: HTML comments are rather special (see an HTML reference document for the details), and the syntax coloring scheme will highlight all ...
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How can I cause vim to copy text to GNU screen's clipboard buffer?

I want to yank text with a command to vim and have it end up in screen's clipboard where it can be pasted to a different application via ^A] later. vim needs to do the copying (not screen's copy mode) ...
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How to perform search and replace in vim in reverse?

I need to perform a search and replace regex in vim of the style: s/search/replace/g However, I need to do this in reverse, from the bottom of the text to the beginning.
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In vim, why is it :-1j to join with the line above?

In vim, why is it :-1j to join with the line above? e.g. :g/^ /-1j to join all lines that start with a space. The commands are easier to remember when you understand how they come about and in this ...
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how to save changes to config directory

I'm trying to save changes to a /var/www/ config directory for my virtual server. I hit Ctrl X and am now in "X mode" but my Putty is unresponsive. What can I do to save these changes and exit?
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Sublimetext 3 Vintage - Insert multiple lines with Open command

With open command you can insert a new line above or below the current line. Is there a way to insert multiple lines? I've tried 2o 3O 2\o 2\o but it doesn't work.
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Highlight cursor after changing buffer in vim

While using vim I have trouble finding my cursor quickly after entering another buffer, especially if I have many splits open. I fixed this by writing a function which is called by an autocmd when a ...
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Syntax highlighting in .vim for python segments files on windows

I use python a lot in my vimrc. On my linux machine it correctly highlights segments of code between func! VIMSCRIPT_FUNC_WITH_PYTHON() python << endpython import vim ...
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How to send commands from a file to VIM?

This is the content of cmd.txt: :w 2.txt :q In command line, I do D:\>vim 1.txt<cmd.txt I expect cmd.txt as input stream (rather than my keyboard) and vim will save 1.txt as 2.txt and ...
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VIM - How to select a substring

I have the following line, that has no spaces - 123456789abcdefghij01234123456780900dfasdfsadfsadfsa I want to select (highlight for yanking) 10 characters, starting at column 10. I can ...
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Possible for vim marks to point to the character to which they are originally set instead of the character's original line/column location?

Is it possible to make vim marks (e.g. mm) point to the character to which they are originally set instead of the character's original line/column location? For example, if I type mm on the first ...
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Give active split all of screen besides 5 lines for inactive splits

edit Answer provided I'm trying to split my window in vim by running the following: :sp The desired behaviour I'm trying to achieve is to limit the inactive split to five lines while giving the ...
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Can I Soft-Link files from my desktop to a server in Linux

I am looking for creative ways to sync my vim files (~/.vimrc, ~/.vim/) on the server I am running. Can I soft-link files from my desktop machine (Fedora) to any of the nix servers I am on?