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By default, netrw uses l to move the cursor one letter to the right in the file name. How can I configure netrw to use the letter l to open the file instead of <CR>

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Create a file .vim/after/ftplugin/netrw.vim:

nmap <buffer> l <CR>

Or you can use autocommand with filetype event:

augroup netrw_setup | au!
    au FileType netrw nmap <buffer> l <CR>
augroup END

PS

I also have h mapped to - giving me nice l to open directory, h to go to parent directory.

https://github.com/habamax/.vim/blob/59d2782ef41a56a72e6da0d980680d94118aebba/after/ftplugin/netrw.vim#L1

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