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The clientserver feature allows Vim to accept & execute commands from another process.

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Start server from within existing Vim instance

Is it possible to have an existing vim instance launch a server from within, without using the --servername command-line option? (I would want to do this from a FileType autocommand). Alternatively, ...
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How to use JabRef with neovim without the --servername option?

I'm using vim with latex to create documents and I insert references using JabRef and create a bibliography. I can't use --servername in neovim (needed for JabRef). Any suggestions on how to make ...
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Can I detect vim is in debugger mode through --remote-expr?

In general I can programmatically detect the active mode on a vim instance using $ vim --remote-expr 'mode(1)' but when vim is in debugger mode (i.e., it has hit a breakpoint placed via :breakadd), ...
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Invoking vim from another program to edit and return text

Is it possible to invoke vim from another program to edit a block of text passed from that program and have vim return the edited text to the invoking program without writing it to a file? I am ...