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How to get realtime progress from :make and :grep on Windows

When I run :make or :grep from vim on Linux I see the make/grep progress in the standard output as it occurs and then, when the command completes, I can use :copen to navigate through the quickfix ...
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“Edit with existing Vim” - how does it work?

I have Vim 8.1.1 on Windows 7. I can click on the file with right mouse button, and there will be an option "Edit with Vim". Then, if I click another file, there will be two options: "Edit with Vim" ...
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How to recover unsaved text without a swap file after Vim crashed?

I am using Vim 8 in WSL Ubuntu. While copying text into a file the terminal crashed. I don't believe it is the WSL as Task Manager does not show 'Not Responding'. I have tried using this answer which ...
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terminal api not working on gvim

vim 8 support terminal, and has a api to let command in terminal to communicate back to vim. For example: In vim, define function like " .vimrc let g:cnt = get(g:, 'cnt', 0) func! ...
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How can neovim on Windows be configured to use gitbash as the shell without breaking temp files?

At work I use neovim on Windows, and set the shell to bash using the bash executable that comes with Git for Windows (gitbash), which is in my PATH. The settings in the minimal init.vim pasted below ...
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Which event is triggered by deleting a character with the x key?

I have written a vimscript function. I want to use autocmd to call this function when a character is deleted with the x key. But autocmd requires an event name. Which event is triggered when a ...
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F3 prints [R in fzf prompt in Gvim in Windows10

So this is my env: Windows 10 fzf (installed via choco), and customized so F3 toggles preview gvim 8.1 Now...this does not work, I get the fzf prompt, but when I hit F3 to preview one file, I get [R ...
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Plugin management on Windows?

I am really new to vim and have been trying to use it more over the past months. Issue is I cannot get the plugins to work, I have followed the steps on vim plug github and some other sites. I am on ...
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How to get put the result of a shell command in a variable?

I would like to capture the result of a shell command into a vim variable inside of my vimrc file. I tried using let myvar = system("DIR") however it seems to crash vim when I put it in my vimrc file....
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Unable to set WSL as the shell on gVim

I followed the instructions given in this answer: https://vi.stackexchange.com/a/16436/25843, and I've set my shell to point to wsl.exe like this (wsl.exe path seems to be different on my machine ...
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ftplugin not loading

This is my .vimrc set nocompatible " be iMproved, required filetype off " required " set the runtime path to include Vundle and initialize set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/Vundle....
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Numpad behavior incorrect with vim.exe - Windows

On Windows with an installation of gvim 8.1, Numpad behavior is different between the GUI and the console. The GUI (gvim.exe) has a TERM of builtin_gui and the keypad (with Numlock On) works properly....
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YouCompleteMe cannot find module

I am trying to get YCM working on Windows 10. Vim version: 8.1 64-bit GUI Since I'm using the regular gvim installer for Windows I have python support Compiler flags as follows: Compilation: cl -c /...
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Gvim 8.1 on Windows 10 won't source $HOME\_vimrc

I have a $HOME\_vimrc present, but it doesn't show up in the output of :scriptnames. And when I run gvim -V, it reports: could not source "$HOME\_vimrc" The only thing in my $HOME\_vimrc is the ...
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Cross-platform way to execute command with clean environment?

A plugin I use executes: silent execute '%!cmd' which fails because of a particular environment variable I have set that deliberately modifies the behaviour of cmd. I can fix it with: silent ...
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Running vim in Windows CMD messes with text wrapping when resizing the window

Normally, resizing CMD works normally for me, where the directory prompt (is that what it's called?) stays on the left side of the screen no matter the size of the terminal. However, if I open vim (or ...
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Quickfix and building a CMake project on windows

I'm trying to get to the point where I can build a CMake project in neovim and have it output a quickfix list that I can quickly step through. In Visual Studio, I would typically hit CTRL+b for build,...
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Syntax highlighting shows a yellow bar on Windows 10

Good afternoon, I just started using the Ubuntu shell from Windows 10, and I copied my Mac .vimrc file. Everything seemed normal until these yellow bars started showing up at the end of some lines. ...
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Reduce size of undo file

I had a very large (14 digit) decimal number in my (Windows) clipboard. I had vim open in normal mode on the command line at the time. Accidentally, I pressed some key/mouse combination that caused ...
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How do I remap “å” to type “å”?

I recently came over some use for letters like æ, ø, and å. For context, these are available on my keyboard, and work fine in other programs. It's also a Norwegian keyboard if that's relevant. With ...
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Syntax-highlighting is getting screwed when loading long markdown files on Windows

Note: this may be a Windows-only problem. The symptom has been reproduced on multiple Windows 10 machines. I find my syntax-highlighting for Markdown files (ending in .md) will fail to rander when ...
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Powerline font not working with airline in (g)vim on Windows 10

I'm trying to set up patched fonts from powerline/fonts with airline in gvim under Windows 10 64 bit. As you can see from the screenshot here: the characters from the font do show up, but the airline ...
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Vim 8.1 on Windows 10 Won't Detect Packages in $HOME

Take a plugin like Flake8. It instructs users to install using Vim 8's package manager by: mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/flake8/start/ cd ~/.vim/pack/flake8/start/ git clone https://github.com/nvie/vim-flake8....
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Run project specific _vimrc in windows?

I'm attempted to duplicate this functionality in a windows environment running gvim 8.1 but it doesn't appear to pick up my changes. I've updated my $VIMRC\_vimrc with set exrc set secure and my ...
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Make vim support the Windows clipboard

I've found a lot of information online about this for Linux-Vim but not for the Windows-Vim (not gvim). Whenever I try to copy and paste something in Vim (using y and p), the copies I make do not ...
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vi background color wrong on Windows 10 1903 WSL Terminal

After upgrading to Windows 10 1903 (18362.175), in Window Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Ubuntu 18.04, the background color is always set to black when scrolling backward in vi, vim, man and maybe some ...
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CVE-2019-12735 question

Does anyone know if the Windows versions (pre 8.1.1365) of VIM (https://www.vim.org/download.php#pc) are vulnerable, per CVE-2019-12735? Everything I have read always mentions LINUX, and many LINUX ...
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How to source vim-scripts on Windows?

In (g)vim on Windows I can use :source \Program\ Files\ (x86)\Vim\vim81\msvim.vim to source the script for the Windows settings. Vim suggested the syntax with leading backslash when I found it in some ...
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Why does vim call powershell surrounded by two single quotes?

I'm attempting to use powershell from gvim, and when I do...I set: :set shellcmdflag=-NoProfile\ -NoLogo\ -ExecutionPolicy\ RemoteSigned\ -windowStyle\ Normal\ -Command :set shell='C:\\windows\\...
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Vimwiki - Enter key not working on windows 10

Vimwiki version: 2.4.1 Vim: 8.1 I am on Windows 10. Enter is not working, it just moves the cursor to line below. Is there some setting that need to be enabled to make enter work on Windows ?
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Installing gvim on Windows Subsystem for Linux

I'm trying to install gvim on WSL (under windows 10) and use MobaXterm as my X server. Bash informed me that: Command 'gvim' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install vim Which I ...
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Windows context menu “open with vim” symlink error

New install of Vim 8.1.1 on Windows 10 64bit. Also running cygwin. From a Windows Explorer r-click context menu for a file, the "Edit with Vim" produces a cmd.exe window with: C:\WINDOWS\system32\...
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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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Different versions of vimrc being read [duplicate]

I have an absurd problem. Honestly, I have a hard time figuring out whether this belongs here or a Windows forum. Using Vim on Win10, I've changed my C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\_vimrc from the awful ...
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On Windows some symbols are not displayed

I use 'DejaVu Sans Mono' as gui font both on Windows (7 and 10) and Linux. However, on Windows some characters are not displayed correctly (while many other Unicode characters are displayed normally). ...
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Why cannot I make Vim (not gVim) fullscreen?

I use Vim on windows (not gVim) because I think, that windows menu bar is ugly. So I use Vim, but I cannot fullscreen it. When I try it caps at cmd max size (1/4 size of screen) and won't be bigger. ...
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Vim Statusline colors not appearing

I want my vim statusline to have some color and I can't figure out why it does not with this code: set laststatus=2 set statusline+=%1*\ %f\ %* set statusline+=%2*\ %<%F%* set statusline+=%2*%m%* ...
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Why does current/shell directory change depending whether drive-letter is used in filename?

Using VIM (v6.3) from a command-prompt (i.e. not gVIM) I'm getting different behaviour for the :shell command depending on whether I specify a drive-letter when editing a file or not. Without Driver ...
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How to get vim on Windows to start quickly

I installed Vim 8.1 with all the default options on Windows 10. I didn't modify vimrc. It takes more than 5 seconds to launch Vim (or gvim) each time I edit a file, and has just as long of a delay ...
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Why does vim work if command file is double clicked, but not from DOS?

(Windows7-64bits-Vim8.1) I have a problem with getting the python in Vim to work. This problem is probably caused because I do not have admin access to the machine; I can't help that. In order to ...
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<Alt> to enter normal mode on Windows

I'm new to vim, and I find using <Esc> to enter normal mode to be slow. I'm on Windows. I seldom use the <Alt> keys (left and right) when I'm editing text. It should be convenient to use &...
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Vim 8 on Windows doesn't see plugins directory

I am using Vim 8.1 on Windows 10 and with a default package manager Vim doesn't see plugins in C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vimfiles\pack directory. Did I put in into incorrect place? EDIT: It is the ...
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My gVim (8.1, Win10) does NOT invoke $VIM\_vimrc during initialization

My $VIM\_vimrc is as follows: source $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim source $VIMRUNTIME/mswin.vim behave mswin My $HOME\_vimrc does not have this option. I was led to believe that Vim first invokes ...
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How to load vim-javascript using Vim 8 native package manager?

I am long time Vim (Windows 10, gVim 8.1) user, happy as a clam with Vim 7. I have not used any of the plugin managers, just the one-off plugin from vim.org. I went looking for plugins to help with ...
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Auto-Deleting Swaps, Backups and Undos while Quitting vim?

Cluttering Swaps and Backups that I never use are so annoying and takes up unnecessary space. Is there a way to delete them as one quits vim with :q and similar quitting commands?
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Getting Python support for gVim 8.1 (Windows 10)

As an extension (follow-up question) of the answer here: If you type :version, you should see +python/dyn and +python3/dyn. On Windows, this means that Vim is compiled to dynamically load the ...
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Change $HOME before it gets accessed

I'm using vim 8.1 on windows. The IT department has set $HOME to a slow network drive. Every time a file gets written to $HOME vim slows down. I have $VIM/vimrc with the following content. let $HOME ...
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Why does setting runtimepath do nothing?

I'm trying to adjust my vimrc to be portable and also run under Gvim 8 on Windows 10. I use Vundle as my package manager and it works perfectly on my Ubuntu machine. However, on Windows, it won't load....
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Requesting aliased :guifont rendering on Windows

Non-AA font rendering seems available everywhere except for Windows. In MacVim, this is possivle via noantialias. When using GTK2 front-end, the same can be achieved by adding antialias=false to the ...
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How to install Vim 8.1 Silently on Windows?

I am trying to install gvim81.exe on multiple computers. The /s switch isn't working and /? doesn't give any results. Does anyone know how to silently install this version?