I've got a shell script:
find... | stuff | xargs vi which works fine from the shell. But if I invoke that from inside Vim like
:! find... | stuff | xargs vi it's kinda weird... like maybe I'm seeing different instance of vim that's spawned in a new shell? In that new vim
:ls only shows the new buffer and after doing
:q (from this mystery vim instance) then
:ls shows the previous buffers available.
So do I want to use
:e for this? I was reading several posts about
:enew and such, but couldn't figure out how to combine that with this shell pipeline.
vim seems to be struggling with the shell globbing? and is it not able to accept piped commands through this syntax?
:e `find . -type f -not -path '*/\.*' | shuf -n 1` E79: Cannot expand wildcards "`find . -type f -not -path '*/.*'" [New DIRECTORY] E492: Not an editor command: shuf -n 1` Press ENTER or type command to continue
results in a buffer:
2 %a "`find . -type f -not -path '*/.*'" line 1