Shell commands from vim
For terminal Vim (on unix-like systems) you can also use Ctrl+Z to suspend Vim and get back to the shell from which it was run. To resume the Vim process, use the
I know this is a bit late, but my preferred approach is suspending the vim process (Ctrl+z). You return to your shell/bash command prompt.
Then execute whatever command(s) you like.
Return to vim by typing
xralf 3 months
What is the best approach of using shell commands from vim? I know about the possibility of
!shell_command. But this doesn't know all commands e.g.
export OSTYPE; make installSo I have to run it outside vim. Is there better approach?
xralf over 11 yearsIs it possible to have shell in one split or tab and file in another? I sometimes need to see shell and source file at the same time. I'm using
tmuxbut that's bad to mix tmux command and vim commands for navigation between splits.
ZyX over 11 years@xralf You can try Conque. It is slow, does not work well with unicode and won't update buffer that is not in current window (until you switch to it), but that is the best you can do with current vim capabilities. You may also try screen plugin which can send keystrokes to other screen/tmux window from within vim.