Questions tagged [terminal]

A terminal emulator (or terminal, for short) displays characters, colours, and the cursor on the screen. Vi & Vim are run inside of a terminal, gVim is not.

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Is there a way to make a command running inside a vim terminal open files in buffers?

I often find myself operating in the vim terminal needing to edit a few files. In this case I might type vim *.h. This opens a new vim instance nested inside my vim terminal. Is there a way to make a ...
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how to prevent resize of my split windows on every call of term_start() if I do need to use 'termwinsize' option

I have 2 files opened in a vertically split window. I call term_start() and get results in a split window below. I use something like this: :let foo=term_start("some_script", {'hidden':1, '...
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Neovim: run cmd on write

I've got a file open in Neovim like so: neovim test.rb And a split open like so: :split ruby test.rb How can I rerun the split command each time I write a save in the original window? Update I'...
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I can run :terminal in Neovim, but it thinks terminal is missing

I have NVIM v0.4.2 and can run :terminal. Despite that, echo has('terminal') gives 0. In addition, if I try to run a command of vimteractive, an error occurs with Your version of vim is not compiled ...
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Make Ctrl + arrows work inside neovim

I'm using PuTTY as SSH client and zsh as a shell. When I just connect to a host and don't run nvim, I can see that control-left/right keys work correctly and send a different key from simply pressing ...
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Restore working directory in terminal windows when loading session

While using :mksession feature, I found that it works well with files and netrw, but not so much with neovim terminal windows. The problem is that, for terminal, it never preserves working directory ...
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Using vim as a terminal multiplexer: neovim or vim 8?

I've traditionally used vim as a text editor and tmux as a terminal multiplexer, but I'm trying to see if I can drop tmux entirely and just use vim for everything (except session attach/detach, which ...
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How to clear neovim terminal buffer

I have a terminal buffer with 10000 lines of previously executed output. In order to search for the particular sequence of words I have to go through all 10000 lines before getting to my last executed ...
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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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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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Strange control line when opening a file

Sometimes (about once/twice a day), when I open a file in vim, I get a strange line containing meta control characters right at the top of the buffer. The line goes away when I refresh the buffer, so ...
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Vim terminal: How to split below by default?

Opening the vim terminal using :term, creates a horizontal split with the terminal placed at the top half of the window. Is there a way to open the terminal at the bottom half instead? I know I can ...
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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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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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How to enter normal mode while in terminal buffer?

Recently I found out that vim has added the :terminal command which opens a terminal buffer within vim, however I see no way to enter normal mode so that I can move around and copy things. Neovim has ...
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Pressing Shift-Backspace in insert mode types '^?' instead of backspacing

When I mess up typing an uppercase letter, I usually hold Shift while pressing the Backspace. Instead of backspacing, it types ^? (to my frustration). Google tells me that ^? is the "delete" ...
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How to send messages from terminal to Vim using the JSON API?

Vim 8 built-in terminal allows communication to and from a running job. The manual describes a terminal API :h terminal-api that lets a running job to Vim. An example message is provided to open a ...
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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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Neovim-Qt: environment variable TERM not set

Running :checkhealth in NeoVim-Qt (v0.3.5) I get the following report on terminal: ERROR: command failed: infocmp -L infocmp: environment variable TERM not set How can I set the environment variable ...
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Apply terminal colors in gui?

I am on neovim with Oni. vim-netranger plugin uses terminal colors in this format to highlight things. It does work in terminal with neovim , but not in a gui app. I am looking for a way to replace ...
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How to copy paste from a vim split text to terminal

I open vim and have the following code: 1 a = range(10) 2 for b in a: 3 print(b) I then open an ipython within vim by typing: :term ipython I yank the code by doing :1,2y and then go over to ...
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Vim 8 terminal change width

Suppose I run :terminal someprg_wide_output the output is wrapped by current terminal window size wrapped hard way, so :set nowrap there can't help When I run same program not from vim like this: ...
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use pipe symbol in vim :term command [duplicate]

recently i stumpled over vim :terminal mode. i am really exited about that. now i wanted to ask, how i can create a mapping, which sends a command, including a pipe symbol to :terminal? it should look ...
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What's wrong with “terminal cd .” in vim 8.1?

terminal cd . result in following weird error in the terminal buffer: executing job failed: No such file or directory The same error appears for term_start('cd .'). It doesn't matter which directory ...
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How to copy file and line info from vim to gdb?

For setting breakpoints, I was wondering if there is any way to copy the location of a line in a file opened in vim, to gdb rather than typing the whole file path and linenumber in the gdb shell?
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VimEnter autocmd to change cursor shape sometimes outputs escape sequences

Inspired by this answer, I have the following in my vimrc: augroup cursor au! autocmd VimEnter * silent !echo -ne "\e[1 q" augroup end However, this sometimes prints the following on startup:...
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what does “\033]110\007\033]111\007” mean

I found this snippet online which is apparently a way to make vim a little faster if your terminal background is the same as what vim's is meant to be (right?) " General colors if has('gui_running') |...
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How can I emulate :shell command in Neovim?

There is no :shell command in neovim. :terminal opens a shell without previous output, while :shell contains all the output of the parent shell and all previous shells. Is there any way to emulate :...
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How do I make vim's terminal use my emulator's cursor shape?

I am using ibeam a.k.a vertical bar cursor right now. When I switch to terminal mode in vim, it changes the cursor shape to block - but doesn't restore it after I quit the terminal. I tried changing ...
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Is it possible to change the default terminal of Vim?

I'd like to change the default terminal of Vim from cmd to cmder. By using :help :terminal I have read the terminal.txt but it seems that there is no setting instruction in that help file. So is it ...
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Ex command to put value of variable into terminal emulator?

Using a terminal emulator (with :term), I would like to insert the value of a variable at the terminal cursor. In a normal text buffer, I could use put =g:my_variable or exec ("normal! i" . g:...
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neovim key remap specific to terminal buffer

I have been using nvim terminal mode to learn python and I want to have Ctrl-C break the python script from the terminal window even when I am not in insert mode. However, I also want Ctrl-C in my ...
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How to map Alt key with M J K L U I O to make a numpad?

I would like to have the keys M, J, K, L, U, I, O to be mapped to 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (combine with the keys 7, 8, 9 already being on top of those keys) to be a total numpad when I hold a modifier key,...
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how does t_AB and t_Sb option difference in vim?

I see three sets of options for terminal colors on the vim documentation. The first set of options: t_AB set background color (ANSI) *t_AB* *'t_AB'* t_AF set foreground color (ANSI) ...
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How to hide terminal buffer without closing it?

I want to make toggleable window with terminal buffer similar to every IDE terminal feature. Currently i have mapped: noremap <F4> :botright 8split term://bash<CR> tnoremap <F4> &...
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Neovim with split integrated terminal / REPL

Other editors and IDEs, such as VSCode and RStudio, have an integrated console/terminal/REPL with the following characteristics: They open in a split window. The file we’re working on is visible at ...
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How to test for :terminal support?

I have neovim 0.3.4 installed which means I can run the :terminal command, however, doing :echo has('terminal') shows 0. So, I wonder if there is any other way I can test for its support because all ...
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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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Remove transparency in VIM when terminal is transparent? [closed]

I want to keep the terminal background somewhat transparent, but when I open vim vim filename.txt it opens it in terminal (as I want) but the background of the vim is somewhat transparent too. Can I ...
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Using an iTerm color scheme inside a Vim :terminal window

My normal terminal color scheme is set via a color preset in iTerm. When I open a terminal window in Vim (:terminal) that color scheme doesn't get applied, presumably because Vim has no knowledge 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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How to use fzf :Buffers/:Files commands from vim terminal buffer

When in (Vim) terminal mode, I can use and then :e! fileName to open a file. Note that without the !, the following error message is displayed "E948: Job still running (add ! to end the job)". How ...
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How can I change delay between bells?

When I hold some key that causes error (eg. Esc in Normal), my terminal beeps with quite long delay between two beeps. I use very short beep (7 ms). How can I decrease time between beeps?
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Change Vim command :terminal so instead of CMD there will open Bash terminal [duplicate]

I am used working on Vim on Linux, where I use tmux + vim to switch between terminal and vim edit quickly. Now I am trying to setup the same on windows 10. I try to use gVim on Windows 10, but I like ...
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Terminal-mode not working with Ctrl-W

I am trying to work more with the built-in terminal for vim 8.1 and reading through the docs noticed it has two keybindings for entering the normal Terminal-mode. CTRL+\ CTRL+N as well as CTRL+W CTRL+...
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Retrieving results from variations of system('top') returns errors

Directly on the Ubuntu terminal, I can extract the results from top regarding a specific PID with: top -p <pid> -n1 | awk '/<pid>/' Where <pid> should be substituted with a PID ...
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Prevent a window from resizing [duplicate]

I nearly always have a terminal window open when I'm doing extensive editing in Vim. I've used tnoremap to set mappings for the three heights I want the terminal window to be able to take. ...
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Terminal Vim displaying unknown character at the bottom

Here is a picture of my vim, which is run in OSX terminal: https://imgur.com/gallery/shZkIng If you look at the bottom of each file, where it lists the name of the file and how far down the file I am ...
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Not displaying ErrorMsg for long lines only with tex, md and calendar buffers

I use and love the plugin calendar.vim. Those days, I decided to add the following to my vimrc: autocmd BufEnter *.tex,*.md call matchdelete(4) autocmd BufLeave *.tex,*.md call matchadd("ErrorMsg", "\...
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In Vim 8.1, “:term ipython” gives a different version of IPython than typing “ipython” on an already open terminal

When I open a Gnome terminal in my Ubuntu 18 and execute the command ipython, I start an Anaconda IPython terminal version 5.8.0. Within Vim 8.1, that is what I also get if I first open a Vim terminal ...