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I am trying to open a different file at some different location while i am working on a file in vim using split screen feature using

vsp:cd.. / folder/filename

after I hit enter it just shows me blank screen with split window.

So I need to know how to open a file in different location from current vim screenenter image description here

  • You can't combine vsp and cd like that. First cd to the directory you want, then vsp with the filename you want. By combining them, I think you've created a new file named 'cd' in '../http/http_protocol'. – ash Apr 16 at 14:48
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So you should actually use:

:vsp ../folder/filename

No need to use cd because :vsp only expects a path not a shell command.

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