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How to close unnamed, unmodified buffer when hidden?

I'm currently trying to set this up using the following autocommand, but it is not working for some reason. -- Delete unnamed, unmodified buffers when they are hidden. vim.api.nvim_create_autocmd(&...
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How to remember all buffer settings without "hidden"?

When I close the last sub-window for a file, assuming that it has no sub-windows opened in any other tab, is there a way to have Vim remember all options (comments, textwidth, tabstop, shiftwidth, ...
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Buffers not close automatically by Vimspector

I have been using Vimspector for debugging Python but like 8-10 months now, the Python terminal buffer that is opened by Vimspector when the debugger runs, is not automatically closed when the ...
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How to search hidden buffer during insert-mode completion?

I am trying to write a completion function which has as its source a 386k line (CSS) file. Initially I read the file into a list with readfile() and used a for loop to iterate over each line, matching ...
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fileformat=dos not persistent despite "set hidden fileformats=dos,unix"

I have posted about making fileformat=dos persistent in past years, here and here. So far, the best advice is :set fileformats=dos,unix hidden. It does cause fileformat=dos to persist, but only for ...
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What's the benefit(s) of deleting buffers that are not loaded into a window?

As title. Say that I have 20 buffers and only 4 buffers are shown (Assume in my current tab, I only have 4 splits). Since 20 buffers are there and each one is attached with some LSPs, I assume that ...
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Can you make it so that :e hides the current buffer but that :e! discards it?

Title says it all really. Sorry for noob question. I've noticed that if 'hidden' is set, :e! will do the same thing as :e (that is, put the buffer you're currently working on in the background and ...
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open several files into same buffer

I have several file paths saved in a register. I would like to open them all into the same new buffer. (as if I ran cat * files | vim - from command line. As this is part of a plugin, I would like to ...
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Make vim remember the fileformat of a buffer (round 2)

I followed the advice here to make only one buffer hidden so that it remembers settings like fileformat=dos: set bufhidden=hide " This should be the solution e ++ff=dos " All the ^M ...
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How to implement an autocommand that deletes a buffer when it's being hidden and when it hasn't been modified in the last N seconds?

I'm trying to implement a simple autocommand, which deletes a buffer when it's hidden, with a condition that the file hasn't been modified in the last N seconds. I have the following code in ~/.vim/...
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Buffers that are neither active nor hidden

Both :ls and :buffers display a list with buffer information, giving indicators for each buffer. For example, # means the alternate buffer, and % means the current buffer. The meaning of each ...
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Buffer scope variable not exists when run autocmd BufUnload

Describe the issue I use a vim plugin that when use Vim to open a ipynb (python notebook) file, will call system function to use jupytext create corresponding python file to enable use like, YCM to ...
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Command to load buffer but not make it current

I can list buffers with :ls and see their load state. I can load all the buffers using :bufdo e and a specific buffer using a range, for instance to load only buffer 2 :2bufdo e, however this makes ...
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Move to window if specified buffer is opened

I am currently trying to write myself a function the will let me show or hide (toggle) the :terminal window. The only way to hide it, as far as I currently know, is to just navigate to that window and ...
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How to show the name of a help buffer in the tabline of the airline?

I use :h command to open a help buffer. When I switch to other buffers, I can't go back to the opened help buffer. How can I show the name of a help buffer in the tabline of the airline?
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Everytime I call :Explore netrw creates a new unlisted buffer

Is there any way to stay always in the same netrw buffer after selecting a file to edit?
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Hide terminal buffer from buffer list

How do I keep the terminal buffer from showing up in my airline list of buffers? I assume airline just pulls buffers from what normally shows up in :ls. But I actually don't want the terminal to show ...
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Creating a hidden buffer

I know that with commands like sbuffer you can create a new buffer and display it in a split window, and commands like enew can create a new buffer in the current window. But is it possible to not ...
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How to properly organize persistence of the vim state of all opened buffers?

Before switching to vim years ago I was using Sublime Text and it perfectly handled situations when I just close it and open again. Nothing is lost and at the place where I left it off. So I'm aiming ...
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Open a second file and quit the previously opened one without saving

If I do something like this: vim i # Write some tmp text # This tmp file served it's purpose, want to quit this one and open a new one :e newfile # E37: No write since last change (add ! to override) ...
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Why does "E89: No write since last change" error not occur when commands are joined with bar?

I have :set hidden set in my ~/.vimrc. First I did this: vim foo bar :bnEnter ihelloEsc :bpEnter :bd#Enter The :bd# command leads to this error: E89: No write since last change for buffer 2 (add ! ...
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vim :make :cwindow, I need error length character limit larger than 1000

I am compiling a program with :make command, then I examine g++ errors using :cwindow. The problem is that the error produced by g++ is longer than 1000 characters and it is cut. Currently I have to ...
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Buffers are left even when `nohidden` is set

I have explictly said in my vimrc that I want nohidden behaviour (I am jumping between files a lot, with long lasting session, and after some time buffers list is very polluted). However when I jump ...
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How to detect the buffer number of new buffer?

I would like to create a new scratch buffer in vim script. I would like to use this buffer to output the result of the execution of a scala script. I am creating the buffer with this function: ...
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"set hidden" leaves many *empty* buffers. Can I automatically get rid of them?

I recently added set hidden to my vimrc script because I didn't always want to :write a file before :editing another file. (With set nohidden, which is the default, this resulted in a E37: No write ...
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