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I've write myself a function, which receive a motion and perform it in other window. However, a problem raises when I need to map a real motion to a key sequence:

nnoremap <c-p> :call Motion('\<C-F>')<cr>

Unexpectedly, vim executes <C-F> for me when I just want vim to put <C-F> there as string literal.

Is there any solution to this?

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    try replacing the first < with <lt>, it solves a problem I had that may rely to this one – nobe4 Aug 28 '15 at 8:54
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    Or try ctl-v, ctl-f. – cxw Aug 28 '15 at 9:57
  • use double quotes – Christian Brabandt Apr 15 '16 at 8:08
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You can pass a literal Ctrl+f by pressing CtrlvCtrlf in insert mode, but I'm not sure this will work for you.

The other method which I find more correct (or easier and more widely used) is to pass the key/motion as a string and use :execute to create the maps inside your function. Here is an example from the CtrlP plugin:

The part in the plugin:

if g:ctrlp_map != '' && !hasmapto('<plug>(ctrlp)')
        exe 'map' g:ctrlp_map '<plug>(ctrlp)'
en

You can set the motion in .vimrc as:

let g:ctrlp_map = '<C-f>'

and then <plug>(ctrlp) would be mapped to it.

In your case you would have a simple call in .vimrc like this:

nnoremap <c-p> :call Motion('<C-F>')<cr>

and in Motion:

function Motion(sequence)
    " other stuff
    execute 'map' a:sequence '<Plug>(action)'
    " more stuff
endfunction

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