Questions tagged [buffers]

The representation of a file loaded into memory. Edits are performed on buffers.

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Multiple buffers, same file, different settings

Is it possible to edit a file under different settings at the same time? More precisely, I'd like to have multiple buffers in the same instance of Vim which have the same content (changing one buffer ...
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What types of buffers are there?

Many answers make reference to a "paste buffer" or a "search buffer". Can someone provide a quick primer on what types of buffer there are? Are they interchangeable? Or is it something different?
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How to save window, split, and buffer layout?

I have several tasks I am working on in one repository. I would like to create "workspaces" for working on them. One "workspace" or "buffer layout" would have all files I need to work on open in the ...
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Can I open a new vim split from an existing buffer?

I know it's possible to open a new file in a split, with :split or :vsplit, but is it possible to open a new split with an existing buffer, potentially leveraging autocomplete?

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