I am trying to create a macro which reproduces the behaviour of CtrlP as in this webpage: https://www.edwinwenink.xyz/posts/48-vim_fast_creating_and_linking_notes/.

However, even if fzf can easily select a file, I don't know how to get its result inside a function so as to insert a snippet (a markdown link in this case).

Any ideas ? Thanks

  • Welcome to Vi and Vim! Interesting question—doesn't fzf provide "sinks" as an abstraction for "do what you want with the result"?
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 13:41

1 Answer 1


You can do something like that:

function! HandleFZF(file)
    echo a:file
command! -nargs=1 HandleFZF :call HandleFZF(<f-args>)

Then, to invoke fzf, run:

call fzf#run({'sink': 'HandleFZF'})
  • Works great ! Thanks !!
    – fernando
    Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 20:01

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