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Can you edit a vim session, so that it opens a file based on the value of an environment variable instead of an absolute path to a file?

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  • With exec and edit, almost certainly. Automating it would be tough. The real question: why?
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Aug 22, 2019 at 18:10
  • If for instance you want to edit the same files on another machine mounted at a different place.
    – leeand00
    Aug 22, 2019 at 18:11
  • OneDrive can cause this; sharing the files via SMB and then mounting them somewhere else.
    – leeand00
    Aug 22, 2019 at 18:12
  • Why the same files on another machine mounted at another place? If replicating files across systems, perhaps puppet/ansible is the right tool. Or, could use different sessions (one for each machine). Or use rsync to move files around. Or standardize the mount points. Etc.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Aug 22, 2019 at 18:14
  • Because I can’t. I’m using two different windows computers with two different usernames so the “home” directory where OneDrive mounts them is different.
    – leeand00
    Aug 22, 2019 at 18:16

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After saving a session to a file you can edit it and replace parts of the path with the environment variables:

Original:

set ...
edit C:\Users\yourname\Some\Path\file.txt
set ...

Modified:

set ...
edit $HOME\Some\Path\file.txt
set ...

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