I have a strange issue with TypeScript or .ts files in terminal vim. I tried opening it from NERDTree or Control+P.

It finds the file but for some strange reason after I hit the Enter key from Control P it doesn't open, I tried hitting Enter multiple times it only adds lines to the status line at the bottom.

However if I press Ctrl + C it terminates and brings up the .ts content. It only happened recently but I don't know what I've done to cause this. It used to open fine, even though it took more than a second or two.

I am using:

OS: Mac OSX Sierra

Vim in the terminal

I have the following plugins:

  • vim-typescript
  • tsuquyomi

All I remember doing recently was npm install -g typescript tsc.

  • Its only happened recently but I don't know what I've done to cause this That how you'll know: how do i debug my vimrc
    – statox
    Nov 22, 2016 at 13:42
  • @statox I'll give it a crack and see thanks. Nov 22, 2016 at 14:18

1 Answer 1


So following fronm @statox suggestion to a previous debug thread.

I used the following command to trace my issue:

  1. Ensure it wasn't something in my .vimrc. FAILED - so it was my something in my .vimrc

  2. Use the following command to trace the .vimrc file

Command: vim --noplugin -D

  1. It detected error with the Tsuquyomi plugin.

  2. I don't know how I fixed bit but I re-downloaded the plugin and added the appropriate ts checker.

It seems to have fixed my current issue.

I suspect it was me doing the npm install -g typescript and tsc recently which would have overwritten something or add new binary.

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