Any way to do this? I'm attaching a pic so you can see what I mean. There is one column on the left that I can't get rid of when re-sizing the split.

a busy cat

I want the dashed bar to go all the way to the side so I can't see the tildes on the left.

  • You can play with :help 'winminheight' and :help 'winminwidth'.
    – romainl
    Commented Aug 25, 2016 at 19:44
  • @romainl Interestingly enough, setting winminwidth to 0 works for me, but not setting winminheight to 0.
    – DJMcMayhem
    Commented Aug 25, 2016 at 19:53

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thanks to romainl in the comments above I found the answer, just put:

set winminheight=0
set winminwidth=0

in your .vimrc

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