Background: I'm using Ubuntu and have an existing Gvim GUI opened. Now I want to edit a file from command line gvim test.txt, the command will open another new Gvim GUI. Is there any method to open that file to current GUI but not new one? Thanks!


You can use the --remote and --remote-silent options:

gvim --remote-silent text.txt

Vim's internal help system is excellent; try

:help clientserver
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  • Perfect! First time to know --remote. Thank you. – Billy Chan Dec 18 '12 at 3:03

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