I am very often typing :Te and use tab to auto complete this value to :Texplore. However, when I misstype to :te, it will autocomplete to :terminal, which opens a terminal in the current buffer, so I am losing my currently opened file, which is really a pain.

Also, I am using nvim in tmux, so there is actually no need for me to use the terminal emulator included in nvim. So I was wondering if there is some option to disable or remove the :terminal command, but I couldn't find anything.

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    Why not make a mapping if you’re doing it so often? <Leader>T strikes me as one appropriate choice
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Mar 20, 2020 at 14:39
  • Because it is hard to change habbits :-) And also because I really never want to open the terminal in vim, no matter in what circumstance. Commented Mar 22, 2020 at 9:14

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There's no way to disable built-in commands but you can use :cabbr to map :te to :Texplore: cabbr te Texplore.

Also note that on normal mode on any buffer (including the terminal) you can press Ctrl-^ to go back to the previous one

  • That's not really satisfying :-/ But the Ctrl-^ workaround is awesome, might also be handy in other situations :-D Commented Mar 20, 2020 at 12:23

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