On MS Windows using gVim, is it possible to select several files from the explorer and open them in the same instance of gVim in different buffers?
At the moment if I select 3 different files on Windows graphical explorer and press enter they get open in 3 different instances of gVim. What I want is to open them in the same instance.
When I work on linux and I want to edit all the files of a directory with vim I can simply from command line do the folowing:
$ vim ./*.sh
This will open all the files in the same instance of vim in different buffers. I'm looking for a way to do the same but from Windows GUI with gVim.
Note 1: Using MS Windows command line is not an option here neither is using a cygwin console.
Note 2: I know that I can open only one file and then, from gVim open the others but that would be slower than simply openning them all in one time from GUI.
Note 3 (edit): Out of curiosity I just tried to do it on a Debian Jessie with a gVim 7.3 and it worked as I want (one instance - several buffers) out of the box with the same
.vimrc as the one of the windows machine (without any
.gvimrc file). So I deduce that:
- It is possible to do what I want.
- The behavior of gVim depends on the OS running it which is a little bit disturbing.