I'm just starting to learn Vim-LaTeX, and there are a couple things that bug me. First, I would like to suppress all standard output to the command line when I compile using \ll, but I would still like errors to show up in the quick-fix window. Also, Vim prompts me to press Enter after compilation with \ll and after viewing with \lv, both of which I would like to skip and always go immediately back to Vim as soon as compilation is done or the pdf is opened. I can suppress all output using a line like this in my .vimrc:

let g:Tex_CompileRule_pdf = 'pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode $* >/dev/null'

but then if there's an error it doens't tell me. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.

  • I use vim-latex (gvim) on windows 10 and it doesn't prompt me to press enter after compilation with \ll or viewing with \lv, if you mean that you have to press enter after the compilation is finished to go back on writing. Or do you mean something else?
    – glS
    Commented Dec 6, 2015 at 16:18
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    I don't know the answer, but i want to pitch in that there are alternatives to LaTeX-Suite, e.g. LatexBox and vimtex. I'm the developer of vimtex, and in my humble opinion, it is a much more modern approach to a LaTeX plugin for vim. Commented Dec 6, 2015 at 18:19
  • Yes, after \ll or \lv I see Press ENTER or type command to continue in my command prompt. I have to press enter to get out of the command line and back into vim. I'm using Vim 7.3 in OSX El Capitan. When you compile with \ll does the long-winded output of the compiler show up in your command line? That's the main thing I want to get rid of , but the pressing enter thing would be nice too. Commented Dec 6, 2015 at 18:22
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    @KarlYngveLervåg it would be nice to have vimtex compared to the other available plugins by someone like you who knows them best. Did you see this question?
    – glS
    Commented Dec 6, 2015 at 22:54
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    @glS Thanks, I didn't see that one. I just added some information about vimtex. I hope it is useful. Commented Dec 7, 2015 at 7:15

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My solution to both my problems was, as Karl Yngve Lervåg suggested, to ditch Vim-LaTeX in favor of a better plugin. I'm currently trying out LaTeX-Box, which solves both of my problems nicely. Maybe I'll try out vimtex next to see which one I like better.

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