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I have hard times figuring out what is wrong with these lines I am writing in my init.lua file in Neovim:

vim.cmd "cd C:/Users/samue/Desktop/"      
vim.api.nvim_command "<Space>e"
vim.api.nvim_command "<C-w>w"
vim.api.nvim_command ":vsplit"
vim.api.nvim_command ":terminal"
vim.api.nvim_command "<C-w>W"

Anything I write after '<' is said to be erroneous trailing stuff upon NV startup.

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The nvim_command is to run Ex command (i.e. command that starts with :).

If you want to simulate character you can use the execute and normal command:

vim.api.nvim_command 'execute "normal" "\\<Space>e"'

But my advise is to stick with Ex commands:

vim.cmd "cd ~/Desktop" 
vim.cmd "NvimTreeOpen"
vim.cmd "wincmd w"
vim.cmd "vsplit"
vim.cmd "terminal"
vim.cmd "wincmd w"

You can also use a multi-line Lua string like in:

vim.cmd([[
cd ~/Desktop 
NvimTreeOpen
wincmd w
vsplit
terminal
wincmd w
]])
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    What is the diff between Ed and Ex then? Feb 20, 2023 at 15:15
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    also the diff between vim.cmd and vim.api.nvim_command? Feb 20, 2023 at 15:15
  • My mistake I meant Ex. Feb 20, 2023 at 15:22
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    OK. So your solution does not work :( I get invalid escape sequence near 'execute "normal" Feb 20, 2023 at 15:25
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    My mistake I forgot one `` :-| Feb 20, 2023 at 15:28

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