How do I change the directory when I'm already in :Explorer? Sometimes I open it up by saying :vs . and from there I want to go to ~/vim/ or something. I'm not sure how to do that without traversing the tree to get there or quitting and typing :vs ~/vim/. Isn't there some way to change the directory when you're already in :Explorer?

I searched using F1 but didn't find anything.

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    Are you looking for :Explore ~/vim ?
    – janos
    Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 20:27
  • @janos No, I think I said I'm not in the question itself. Unless you're saying you can do that when you're already in :Explore Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 17:32
  • This works for me. Not for you?
    – janos
    Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 17:35

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Simply opening a directory for "editing" works just fine for me:

:e ~/vim

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