This is probably an incredibly simple question, but I did not find any answer so far (I must lack the right sources, and I don't know where to search in vim's help).

I have a condition and I would like it to include 'AND', like

if (condition1 .AND. condition2)
   "do what I want you to do

but I couldn't find the syntax. Same thing for 'OR'.


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Vimscript use C-like operators && and ||.

You can find description of their usage on :h expr2. Some important points mentioned by the doc are the following

You'll find that the operators can be concatenated and && takes precedence over ||, so

&nu || &list && &shell == "csh"

Is equivalent to

&nu || (&list && &shell == "csh")

Also once the result is known, the expression "short-circuits", that is, further arguments are not evaluated. This is like what happens in C.

If you use:

if a || b

The expression will be valid even is b is not defined.


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