I can see that I've got a terminal buffer open by running :ls R which finds all buffers with a running terminal job, but I don't know how to capture just the buffer number.

The closest I can get is echo bufnr("cmd.exe") because the buffer name has the command the terminal is using. This isn't crossplatform though.

bufnr("R") doesn't seem to search the flags the same was :ls R does.

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  1. By :h 'buftype'

    echo filter(map(getbufinfo(), 'v:val.bufnr'), 'getbufvar(v:val, "&buftype") is# "terminal"')
  2. By :h getwininfo()

     echo uniq(map(filter(getwininfo(), 'v:val.terminal'), 'v:val.bufnr'))
  • Thanks for these! Makes sense there isn't a builtin way to get a terminal buffer's number directly given how you can have so many Jun 10, 2020 at 0:02
  • Which one would be faster? just curious...
    – codepoet
    Jan 26, 2021 at 11:07

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