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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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Clipboard sharing broke under MacOS X

I'm using (roughly) the same config for my mac and my ubuntu machine. I use set clipboard=unnamed,unnamedplus To conveniently share vim's clipboard with the system clipboard. However, lately the ...
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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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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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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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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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I can't get 256 colours to work with Vim in iTerm2 on MacOS X

I am having a rough time getting the colors right with my vim setup and the color scheme I want to use. Using: OSX 10.10.2 Vim 7.4 iTerm2 (Set to report terminal type as "xterm-256color") gruvbox ...
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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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Why is the cursorline always showing after the cursor moves over a line?

Can anyone can help me, my vim always shows the cursorline, like this: I have set nocursorline in the ~/.vimrc, but it has no effect. vim version is: 7.4.622 vim is run on OSX 10.10.3, how to ...
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Encoding issue with filename in MacVim

Question In MacVim I type :tabe jäderberg.txt to open a buffer for that file. The file does not yet exist. My status line displays the file name jäderberg.txt. I do i<C-r>% to put the file name ...
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How to map CMD+Alt alone to the command?

I am trying to map Cmd+Alt to start searching in vim (/). The only question is: how would I do this? I know to map Alt in vimscript is by typing <A> but I do not know how to do Cmd. I also want ...
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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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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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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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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://...
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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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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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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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PDF viewer syncing

The Mac latex editor 'TeXShop' has a great feature -- I can right-click anywhere in my tex and it shows me the corresponding character of the generated PDF. Similarly I can click on PDF and jump to ...
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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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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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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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Can't Copy Non-ASCII Characters

I can't copy Non-ASCII charaters from Neovim anymore when I select them with mouse or crtl + v. For example, I have the Turkish word Bankası written in my editor. When I yank and paste it to somewhere ...
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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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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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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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CtrlP searches entire machine

I use CtrlP with vim, installed it with Plug and have it set up mostly to default settings. Whenever I use the plugin though, it seems to search through all my files on my entire machine. So instead ...
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Key Registration Problem

I have a problem that sometimes happens when I do type in Neovim. It does not register keys or mouse clicks correctly, which causes me to restart the iTerm session and rescue the working file with ....
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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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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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:!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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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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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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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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Terminal in Mac OS X Yosemite gets messed up after exiting vim

This happens with either stock Yosemite terminal, or iterm2. When I exit vim, this is my terminal. As you can see, colors are messed up in my terminal after exiting vim and it doesn't come back ...
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Problems after update to OSX Catalina

I recently updated my MacBook to OSX Catalina and now I am getting some unwanted behavior in vim (though it seems to be working overall?). On opening vim I see the following stream of errors (...
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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 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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simultaneous “vi <(command)” in macOS

In macOS Catalina, from Terminal, bash, vim 8.1, I launch vi <(command1) to see the output of a command. From another terminal, I launch another vi <(command2). Then vim complains that it's ...
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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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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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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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changing cursor to block in insert mode on Neovim

I am a new neovim user. I am currently on MacOS, and using iTerm as my terminal emulator. I am using Neovim 0.4.3. I would like to configure my neovim in such a way that the cursor in insert mode is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...