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I found a useful map at the include-search ([I) help.

map <leader>1 [I:let nr = input("Which one: ")<Bar>exe "normal " . nr ."[\t"<CR>

This opens the file found on the line I type (after [I displaying all assurances of current line). I don't understand the syntax, I want to modify- opening the file in new tab.

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  • Welcome to Vi and Vim! Which parts of the syntax are confusing? It would be helpful to see your understanding so we can focus on the relevant parts.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 28, 2022 at 15:39
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    Note, though, that the mapping is effectively [I followed by <nr>[<Tab> which is the same as <nr>[<C-i>. Near that help page, we can find <C-w>i for splitting and :ijump which allows more control. If you really want a new tab, try :execute 'tab isplit' nr expand('<cword>') or execute 'normal!' nr."\<C-w>i\<C-w>T"
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 28, 2022 at 15:42
  • Thanks , what is the expand(<cword>) and what is the ! after normal?
    – barak.o
    Nov 30, 2022 at 18:17
  • Pro-tip: learn to use :help :) for example, :help expand() and :help :normal have the answers you are looking for.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Nov 30, 2022 at 21:04

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