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How to resolve E303 (Unable to open swap file) on Linux machine?

I get E303 (Unable to open swap file for "{filename}", recovery impossible) when I open a file in vim in my Ubuntu system. I see that the backupdir and directory environment variables are set ...
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How to associate unix commands from vim, with all the files opened in a split window?

Lets say for example, I have 3 files opened in split windows in vim. And I have to changes the access permissions to each of them, then one way to do it, is to move my cursor to individual split ...
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Vim won't open unless I Ctrl+C [closed]

Having this strange problem, where when I do vim ...some_file... The shell will freeze until I send a signal <Ctrl + C>, and then the vim opens up properly. I haven't touched anything (.vimrc, ....
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Install Vim with +clipboard support but without Gvim?

My distribution comes with a minimal version of Vim. vim --vesrion returns -clipboard, so the * and + registers interact (copy/paste) with the primary and clipboard do not work. The resources I've ...
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Vimtex: `latexmk` compiler gives “no file name specified” error even after a new buffer is written to a file

When I open a new instance of vim without any 'filename' argument and write some LaTeX code, I cannot just compile it to pdf with latexmk, because it needs a file to compile from. However, even after ...
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Windows Vim overwrites WSL file mode

I'm using gVim on Windows to edit files in WSL2 Ubuntu via the \\wsl$ mapping. When I :write in Vim, it overwrites the linux file mode/permissions with 644/-rw-r--r--, no matter what the mode was to ...
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How does one install a VIM plugin without a plugin manager?

I am new to vim, I watched this video and wish to give it a good try for a month to see how I like it. I want to add the NERDTree plugin to my vim, I'm actually using NeoVIM: NVIM v0.4.4 Build type: ...
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How to tell NeoVim to use “python” instead of “python3”?

Im using pyenv to administer my python versions (Im on Manjaro Linux) and the command for python on my system is python but nvim wants to use python3. How can I change it? Error: [coc.nvim] Error on ...
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GUI support will not compile in latest from github

I'm using CentOS 7.5. I just did a git pull in my clone of the vim repo to the latest: last tag v8.2.2340. I'm trying to compile. No matter what I do, it will not compile for the GUI (which it's ...
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Unknown function: strptime on Linux Mint [closed]

I was having trouble to make the following function to work on Linux machines, where +eval feature is found upon calling :version. The error message reads: E117: Unknown function: strptime The ...
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ALE says packages of my project don't exist

I'm having this problem with ale where in java files, it sometimes gives an error message saying that some packages don't exist. However, I can run without any problems my projects once I compile them,...
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Vim indentation different on linux and macOS

I'm using vim to write in C for college. My .c files need to abide to specific formatting rules. While I'm writing my files on Linux, the .c files will be evaluated on macOS. I noticed that any tabs ...
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How to copy the selection to clipboard without the indentation that is relevant just in the full file, not in the selection?

With other words: How to copy selection without its root-level indentation? Example: How to copy this: a b c d instead of: a b c d I am using Neovim inside VS Code ...
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How to create regex group with dependency with earlier group via math operations

Imagine I have a file as follows, 10 10 10 11 ... 10 20 20 20 20 21 ... 20 40 40 40 40 41 ... I know simple regex such as To search two numbers /\d\+ \d\+ To search repeated numbers /\(\d\+\) \1 My ...
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Maps literally read < and > instead of the actual character

Situation Entire .vimrc: inoremap a <CR> Action: user types ia to enter insert mode and type a Expected result: a carriage return is entered into the document Actual result: the characters &...
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How do I use vim within a Unix pipe-line?

I can use vim / ex to grep a file using the following invocation: ex -c'g/foo/p' -cq -s afile.txt I'd really like to use a similar command to grep some text from stdin. I thought the following command ...
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How can I print from vim using the native KDE print dialogue?

I'm using vim from a terminal emulator, and I'd like to be able to print using KDE's native print dialogue. This would let me select options such as printer, collating, number of copies and pages per ...
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gvim: Make the mouse follow CTRL-W_j and CTRL-W_k

I run a Linux/GNOME laptop where the focus follows the mouse, and I have vim's mousefocus feature turned on, so the selected viewport follows the mouse, too. But when I try to switch viewports using ...
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how to change python interpreter used by jedi-vim

I have Anaconda (including python3.5.2), VIM (7.4) and Jedi-VIM installed on my system. There was also a python installed on the linux system by default. The autocompletion is working on base ...
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vim, vimdiff, ex, view, rvim and rview: How do they start in a different way when they are symlinks to the same binary?

I just installed version 8 of Vim and notice in the bin directory of the install location that all the above mentioned programs point to the same binary – vim. Then, how does it know when I invoke ex ...
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$TERM specific NeoVim configuration

I spend half the time in a TTY (Linux console as in Ctrl+Alt+F2) and the other half in a X session. Unfortunately the color scheme I use for NeoVim in the graphical environment on xterm does not look ...
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Opening and compiling tex files in subdirectory

I am using Linux mint cinnamon. Let's say I have .tex file in the sub-directory ~/MyTexfiles/Integration. When I double click on the .tex file to open it, it opens in vim since vim is my default ...
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parsing / lexing scriptout log file from gvim -w

I've been running gvim -w /dev/shm/vim_keystrokes for some time, to collect keystrokes for later analysis. But now I'm looking for some guidance on how to make sense of the binary log file. Here's a ...
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How to change in gvim GTK file browser the default file mask wildcard (glob)?

In gvim the command :browse confirm e launches a GTK file browser. The default file mask in this window depends on the filetype from which the browse window is invoked. I would like to change that ...
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get current vim mode inside vimscript code

I would like to be able to get the current usual mode of vim inside a vim script (and not only inside the statusline). I need this functionality to build a vim script linked with ruby script to be ...
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gvim window looks bad

I don't know why my gvim windows looks like this in linux. Is there anything I need to add to my vimrc file in addition to this? execute pathogen#infect() syntax on filetype plugin indent on set ...
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How to change location of ~/.vim

I have Vim 7 installed from my distro's package manager, and I compiled Vim 8 from source. Vim 8 is all in /usr/local. Then I created a new directory in $HOME called ".vim8". I have all my Vim 7 stuff ...
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vim highlighting doesn't set the right type for a new filetype

This is what I have in my /usr/share/vim/vim80/filetype.vim (the only mention of messages in the file) : " Messages (logs mostly) au BufNewFile,BufRead */logs/couchdb/{,.log}{,.[0-9]*,-[0-9]*} setf ...
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Spell mistakes have weird coloring

I am using spell checker in vim, and I find one feature very annoying: errors are being highlighted with some weird color, which is nowhere to be found in gnome terminal settings: I would like to ...
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How to create a custom colorscheme in which define custom highlight group each of containing set of words?

Let's assume we want to create a custom colorscheme. For example, content of a custom colorscheme file ~/.vim/colors/mytheme.vim are as follows, " syntax highlighting groups hi Comment guifg=#007f7f ...
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How to update vim on centos7?

By default, the version of vim on centos7 is 7.4. I want to update it to vim 8. There are some questions with 'https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/mcepl/vim8/repo/epel-7/mcepl-vim8-epel-7.repo -o /...
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Vim search and replace “/” only from string between round bracket [duplicate]

I have string lets say count number of elecment when tra(XYixe0/en_in/old)='mid/2' rise='corse/2' I want to replace / from (XYixe0/en_in/old) to . My output string should look like count number of ...
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How to set group of tabs and 1 single terminal in Vim 8?

I am a Vim beginner. I know you can do :tabnew file1 file2 to have Vim open up a bunch of files name file1, file2 spread across as tabs. I know you can move forward and backward between tabs. My ...
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Quick paste via single keybind

As I understand, the default cursor looks like this: ▉ block. Currently I have these related settings: set guicursor=c-n-i-v:ver25-blinkoff0 And ver25 makes the cursor look and behave as if only ...
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Vim shows error when running python3

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 First, I ran apt-get install python3-dev ruby-dev Then, I installed vim using the instructions in the website, using make distclean, make and make install (This was like the tenth ...
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How to show all unsaved files opened in vim?

I'm not sure if I should ask this problem on vim or on Linux/Ubuntu forum. The thing is, I opened multiple terminals on my desktop, and several of them opened various of *.txt files. Not all of them ...
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How to ensure files are copied to VIMRUNTIMEDIR when building Vim 8.1 from source and specifying a prefix?

I compiled vim 8.1 for Ubuntu 16.04 x64, from source, by following Valloric's excellent guide on the subject. Although that guide is for an older version, it was really simple to check out the correct ...
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Latex-suite <alt-I> mapping

Last week I reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my laptop. During my last installation of ubuntu (also 18.04) I learned vim and used it in combination with the latex-suite. However on this new ...
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Can't make vimwiki honor setting passed via command line

I am trying to write a wrapper shell script that is supposed to launch vim with a vimwiki in current directory: #!/bin/bash gvim -c "let g:vimwiki_list = [{'path': '$PWD/'}] | normal ,ww" The ...
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Unable to uninstall VIM installed from source

I installed VIM by compiling from source a while back following the instructions here. At that time, for some reason, I didn't use checkinstall, as a result I can't uninstall it using sudo apt-get ...
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How to execute xdg-open from NERDTree in Linux?

Netrw able to execute file with xdg-open by pressing x, how about NERDTree ? [Response to downvote] If xdg-open can so easy/direct to work (which is the reason of downvote), then what's the point ...
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Setting default gVim font via `vimrc`, conditional on the operating system

I can place the following code into my _vimrc file on Windows 7/10 and the font will default to 'Consolas - size 11' when I launch gVim. if has("gui_running") if has("gui_gtk2") set guifont=...
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Vim: a weird background problem in gnome-terminal

I get weird border form gnome-terminal when i run Vim fullscreen. It never happened before. I'm confused. How to repair it without changing my terminal background colour?
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`vint` linter just quits due to a vim plugin incompatibility

[Vim 8.0.1 / Syntastic 3.9.0-19 / Vundle 0.5 / vint 0.3.19 on Arch Linux] My vim linter seems to be broken and I don't quite understand why. It's been working fine in its present configuration, ...
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How can I make my Vim setup (with plugins) portable without leaving artefacts on a given system?

On my work project VM, I have a relatively common Vim set-up, with various files a in ~/.vim folder and a medium size ~/.vimrc file. Plugins installed from VimPlug store files in various folders, such ...
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how reformat kegg reconstruct pathway in vim?

I need to reformat the kegg reconstruct pathway output, I have something like this in file1: 00550 Peptidoglycan biosynthesis (2) K01000 K02563 00511 Other glycan degradation (8) K01190 K01191 ...
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Vim is unable to find Python

I'm using Vim on Fedora 28 and Python seems to be enabled: vim --version VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Jul 11 2018 10:00:51) Included patches: 1-177 Modified by <bugzilla@redhat.com&...
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Why does “set ruler” get reset to noruler?

I have set ruler in my .vimrc. If I run vim and then :verbose set ruler? to check the status of this setting, on Ubuntu Linux it says : noruler Last set from ~/.vimrc At the bash prompt, ...
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In Linux, on an extremely long running vim session, calls to system() fail with E484 “can't open file /tmp/<tempfile>”

I've noticed this only on long running vims in my Linux server. I've narrowed down the E484s to lines of my vimscript that call system. I just wonder if there is a way to deal with this because so ...
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how to stop vim suspending when using gx

When I press gx over a link in vim, it opens it in an external application, when it does this it also suspends Vim. How do I prevent it from suspending Vim, so that I can use Vim while browsing ...