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Why does :! open -a terminal or :! start cmd create totally new “applications”?

Edit: on Windows, looks like it's opening in sysWOW64 instead of system32. Any ideas why? Title. Basically, both of these commands are supposed to open a new console, the former on my mac and the ...
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MacOS Terminal CPU spike after exiting Vim

I'm using Vim 8.1 from homebrew on MacOs 10.14.6. Whenever I exit vim back to the terminal, the first keypress in the terminal afterward results in a beachball and CPU spike to 100%, with terminal ...
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How to mimic Alt key functionality from ubuntu gnome to OSX iTerm2?

When I use Vim on my home Ubuntu computer, I am able to use alt-[key] as a quick way to jump from insert mode to normal mode and immediately run the [key] command. One thing I frequently do is: alt-j ...
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If one can diff from Vim without the need to boot `vimdiff` then why is it a binary program?

Before you start reading. Before having answers, I thought vimdiff was a binary program because I'm used to Debian's file, which seems not to honor POSIX (but I didn't knew); but then I used macOS 10....
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Random characters appear in my buffer but they are not part of the current file

I really don't know what details to give except for some screenshots and my vimrc file, I think it is because of a plugin but I am really not sure. Random characters just appear. Note that they are ...
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Pressing <Alt-3> (left alt key) suddenly maps to Esc (and not the character “#”) using iTerm2 [closed]

Characteristics: MacOS 10.14.6 I'm using VIM as text editor for a few weeks, with both Terminal and iTerm2 I could write character dependent on hitting key alt (left alt key in iTerm) without ...
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is it possible to map numpad differently?

Currently, the numpad does the usual things(input numbers and so on). numlock does nothing. I wonder if you can differentiate numbers/char entered on the numpad from those typed on the main section ...
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has('mac') returns 0, but I'm on a mac? [duplicate]

I am using vim in a terminal on my mac. I understand that the command: echo has('mac') should return 1 (it does on macvim), because it's running on a mac. But it returns 0. Can anyone tell me why ...
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Whitespace Tabs Show Differently in gVim on Windows/Linux versus MacVim on Mac OS

I am having difficulty getting MacVim to behave and look the same as gVim on Windows or Linux. Here's an example: gVim on Windows: MacVim on Mac OS: These are viewing precisely the same file. The ...
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Why does terminal vim enter replace mode with my vimrc file?

I mostly use MacVim, but sometimes I'm in the terminal and use the CLI vim. I recently decided to clean up my vimrc file, retaining only what I knew I wanted. It works fine with MacVim, but when I ...
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How to bind command+s to save file on macOS?

I have a Macbook. I want to save files by pressing command + s (this should happen if it is in insert mode or not, and I want it to go to non-insert mode after it is saved). How do I do this? ...
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Paste mode sometimes inserting “<Paste>”

Sometimes when I paste (via cmd+v) some text into neovim, it inserts <Paste> at the bottom, i.e: This was pasted and I got some bonus letters <Paste> I can't figure where this text comes ...
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Loading UTF keymap file

I need to load a particular keymap file that enables me to write underscore, special characters by typing :set keymap=iast where iast.vim is my keymap file This no longer works. Where should this ...
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Can Neovim API get the text in command input area?

I'm developing a GUI client of Neovim, and looking for the way to get the text in command input area using msgpack-rpc. I mean that the 'text in command input area' is the bottom of Neovim window. (...
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Cannot type backslash (\) in Vim [closed]

I am starting to work with vim in iterm2 on macOS. Whenever I am in insert mode and try to type a backslash, the cursor jumps to the buttom of the Terminal-window and a forward slash appears. I have ...
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Why do windows not have syntax after split?

I am trying to create my own C++ environment inside of VIM. So far, this is my setup when I run $ vim ~/shape.cpp: for example: As you can see, only NERDTree has full syntax highlighting (which isn'...
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How to install the latest version of Vim on macOS?

I'd use Homebrew to install Vim on macOS, with brew install vim, but the Homebrew Formula for Vim seems to install many additional features that I don't need. For example, while I do plan on using Vim ...
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How to delete a file from within a vimscript?

I'm trying to automate cleaning up old vim undo files that are for files that have since been deleted. So far I've created a new vim script at ~/.vim/autoload/cleanupUndos.vim: function ...
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How to disable the command key in Vim in Mac?

How to disable the command key in Vim in Mac? I accidentally press command + w and close the view or command + p and print opens up, it is super annoying. I couldn't find any reference on this ...
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Why some information can't been shown at status bar with iTerm2?

Installed vim with SpaceVim on macOS. When ran vim in the iTerm2 terminal, the information can't been shown rightly at status bar. Much of them been shown as ?. Why?
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Installing Vundle: “fatal: could not create leading directories”

Following the instructions on the Vundle GitHub page, entering git clone https://github.com/VundleVim/Vundle.vim.git ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim in terminal on MacOS gives fatal: could not create ...
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Color questions for macOS

I just got a mac and have been trying to setup Vim 8 on the built-in terminal. I am mostly having some difficulties with colors. 1) After set number, how do I change the line number colors? I tried ...
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Nvim not getting correct terminal size opening session in tmux [closed]

MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 + iTerm2, build 3.1.4 + NeoVim 0.2.0_1. I run on iTerm a Tmux session loaded with teamocil [session] In one of tmux windows there's an instance of nvim working smoothly, ...
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Using vim as manpager: works on Linux, fails on macOS

:h manpager describes how to use vim as a manpager: Works on: - Linux - Mac OS - FreeBSD - Cygwin - Win 10 under Bash Untested: - Amiga OS - BeOS - OS/2 For bash,zsh,ksh or dash ...
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How to make <S-A-Left> and <S-A-Right> work in vim within Mac Terminal

I'm using these keyboard shortcuts to navigate/manipulate tabs in MacVim " tab navigation nnoremap <silent> <S-Left> :tabprevious<CR> nnoremap <silent> <S-Right> :...
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Vim prints options on quit

I've noticed that recently when I quit vim it prints the following text to the terminal: --- Options --- background=dark helplang=en relativenumber cursorline number scroll=11 runtimepath=~/...
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Vim not starting server

Context: I'm trying to use vim's clientserver mode on Mac OS X, using iterm2. I've compiled vim with clientserver via brew, and I've got XQuartz installed also. This is to allow continuous ...
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Not able to copy from terminal when using vim from homebrew on macOS

When using the vim installed by default in macOS 10.12.5, I can copy text from the terminal by using cmd-C and pasting it into another applications. But when I use the latest version of vim (8.0....
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Control (or respond to) Input Method on Mac OS?

Occasionally, I need to edit text in Chinese, and the input method I use makes it extremely tedious to do so with vim. Each time I want to leave insert mode, I have to <C-]> (to return to normal ...
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(OSX) Can't run gvim from gvim

I make a file called run_gvim_thing.sh in my home dir. Inside of that is the command gvim myfile.py && echo "yay". If I run that file from terminal it launches gvim with myfile.py. If I run ...
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Why does VIM change the columns variable after Ctrl+z? (Setting the width of text in the VIM editor)

I start up vim using the following command: vim -u NONE -U NONE -c ':set columns=40 nu' Then, I push vim to the foreground... ...and return. For some reason, VIM has changed the columns variable to ...
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How can I show a preview of my LaTeX buffer without stealing focus from Vim?

I'm using Vim to write LaTeX on my Mac. I could make a shortcut to execute pdflatex (it should be possible right?) and see the result on Preview. But it steals the focus when it updates to the new ...
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Python quit unexpectedly [closed]

When I start vim (homebrew installation, /usr/local/bin/vim), I get the error "Python quit unexpectedly." How do I make python work with my vim? $ which vim /usr/local/bin/vim $ which python /usr/...
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Youcompleteme on Mac OS X

I'm trying to use the YouCompleteMe auto completion plugin. I have installed MacVim version 7.4. I followed the instructions on the linked page for Mac OS X by making the symlink: ln -s /usr/local/...
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Cancel mouse highlight on mac

Whenever I use vim, sometimes I make a single-touch touchpad on vim screen and it makes a highlight like the picture below. The problem is this I cannot cancel this highlight. right click doesn't ...
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Pasting from cliboard in osx returns ^M instead of newline

I'm having a problem with pasting on MacOS Sierra. When I copy text with newlines, I can paste it in a terminal without issue. e.g.: Text to be copied: echo 'Foo' echo 'Bar' result from terminal (...
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Some umlauts and extended Latin characters are shown as fullwidth

In Vim, I find each of ü and ß takes up fullwidth, i.e. twice as fat as ASCII characters. I am writing some German-learning notes, and find this to be very confusing, since I have been mistaken that ...
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How do I run Homebrew vi on macOS instead of the older version Apple provided?

I have recently upgraded to Vim 8 using Homebrew, but my vi commands still load the OS-provided version 7.4 of Vim. I could add an alias to vi, but is there another way?
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When using macvim with symlinks, is opening vim just calling mvim -v?

I've installed macvim on OSX 10.11.6 using brew install macvim --with-override-system-vim. This worked fine. I now have some new aliases/symlinks (I'm not too familiar with the differences): . #in ...
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Emulate Apple “option” and “command” key text motions?

I mostly use Vim (or MacVim) to edit text, but occasionally (such as in writing this question), I use the Mac OS text editing keybindings built in to all text entry fields accessed through a Mac. I ...
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Solarized color scheme doesn't work Mac Terminal.app

I want to use the Solarized Light theme in both my Terminal and VIM. I seem to have got it working in Terminal, I downloaded the entire package from their website, tree output, and then in my ...
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Make neovim background the same colour as the terminal background

In addition to what was asked above, is there also a way for (neo)vim background colour to change when the terminal background colour is changed? It's running in OSX in the default terminal app.
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How do I evenly distribute GVim windows started from a key-binding? [closed]

Code % http://vi.stackexchange.com/a/7627/2923 if has("win32") || has("win64") :vnoremap <Leader>gf :<C-U>'<,'>g/^/silent! exec "!START /B gnvim " . shellescape('<cfile>') &...
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How to Start Graphical Neovim from OS X Terminal?

I have installed the terminal neovim which starts by nvim, and the graphical neovim. I cannot find the keybinding to start the graphical neovim in Terminal. I installed the neovim by following ...
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How do I make key mappings for both OS X and Linux?

command! -nargs=0 -bar UpdateBuff if empty(bufname('%')) \| browse confirm write \| else \| confirm ...
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:!make is at least 10times slower compared to terminal on MacOS X

I am using MacVim version 7.4. I am authoring a large LaTeX file and I use a GNU Makefile to compile the documents along with lots of figures and other targets. The command make generates lots of ...
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Properly restore terminal title after suspending vim

I'm using Vim 7.3 on OS X Terminal version 2.6.1 (OS X version 10.11.2). If it's relevant, my version is compiled without X11. When I open a file in Vim, the terminal title bar changes to show the ...
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vi or vim: Mac/Iterm 2 highlight-paste [closed]

When editing with Vim on Macbook Pro with Iterm2 interface I can copy text by highlighting text with left-button double click on mouse, paste text by pressing center wheel on mouse. Instead of (2) I ...
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Problems with paths that includes swedish characters

Update I've now also tried this on my Arch setup and everything works fine there. vim --version on that machine says: VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Sep 28 2015 08:49:36) Included ...
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How to uninstall NeoBundle in OS X?

I was trying to revamp the vim editor so I installed NeoBundle but I didn't like it. How can I uninstall it completely? I followed the installation instructions given in the readme: $ curl https://...