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Following from this post, I can happily "project" character n to the titlestring when Vim is in Normal-mode, and "project" character i to the titlestring when Vim is in Insert-mode. This almost finished my journey of having external programs to learn about Vim's precise mode.

Question: may I add an indicator (character) to the titlestring, so that it reflects the status when Vim enters the "command-line mode", via pressing the : key?

  • I don't think this is possible, it looks like Vim does not update the title when entering command line mode. There might be a hack, involving au CmdlineEnter * but I have no clue what command to call, that would force an update to the titlestring – Christian Brabandt Feb 5 at 14:28
  • Pointer to the solution: stackoverflow.com/a/54647093/3925312 – llinfeng Sep 8 at 19:45

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