Questions tagged [terminal-buffer]

A terminal emulator within vim, eg created by :terminal or term_start()

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How to configure options in :terminal (NeoVim)

I've read the help section for term, terminal, termopen, buftype, and I've read several stack questions, but I haven't been able to find a solution for settings options in terminal mode. I know about ...
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How do I paste with newlines on a terminal tab?

I can open a terminal by typing :terminal, however it doesn't paste newlines, so it concantenates everything as a single string. Why does this happen? I am using neovim on windows 10, could this be an ...
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Run :terminal so it starts in terminal-normal mode?

I want to run an async command and when it completes open a terminal window. Since the opening is delayed, I don't want it to steal input from me, so the new window should be in Terminal-Normal mode. ...
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Change the cursor appearance in :terminal that uses cmd.exe?

How can I change the style of the cursor in :terminal under Win32 gvim? Using a clean config my cursor in Terminal mode (typing to shell) looks too much like my cursor in Terminal-Normal mode. gvim --...
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How do you exit a terminal buffer unless in a pager

In a terminal buffer, I want to auto-exit when I press "kk". Except for when I'm in some interactive session, like a pager (like the pager which is created when you git diff). To do that, I ...
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In Vim, how to tag/enrich buffers with custom information (that persist naturally)

Gday, I am trying to persist some state about my buffers, specifically terminal buffers, over vim sessions with :mksession through the plugin 'vim-session' by xolox. The goal is to assign labels to ...
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Prevent vim from being launched in vim

When I'm using the terminal feature on nvim sometimes I run the last command again out of habit (thinking that I'll re-run the unittests for what I'm coding at the moment or something), but the latest ...
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Call range argument to execute in python terminal embeded in vim

Initial window: My expectation: to copy whole or a part of python code in the right window into the left window's python terminal and execute. My .vimrc setting: function! CopyPasteBuffer() ...
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Remap enter Terminal-normal mode Neovim to something else than Esc

I have remaped enter terminal normal-mode to <Esc> with: tnoremap <Esc> <C-\><C-n> and it does work. But I am using zsh vi-mode, which also requires the use of <Esc> to ...
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how i set floatterm plugin in neovim , that shortcut F5 compile javascript and how i do for other languages?

i plugged float-term plugin , that open terminal window in neovim. when i compile javascript with node in float term i did like :FloatermNew node % then it compiles fine and show me the output in ...
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How to change the directory highlight in the terminal buffer?

I have a theme which is great apart from some minor things. I could already change the LineNr highlight and some others, but can't seem to change the directory highlight in the terminal buffer, which ...
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Mapping an keyboard shortcut to interrupt the terminal window

I have program running in the neovim terminal window, and I want to interrupt it. I can do so by moving to the window, <C-W>l, going into insert mode, and pressing <Ctrl-C>. Normally, at ...
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Unable to resume backgrounded Neovim-terminal-emulator-process using `kill -CONT`

So, I'm trying to find an actual solution to another question on here that doesn't really have one. However, I'm running into a problem with backgrounding/foregrounding behaviour. I need to background ...
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Exit from Terminal mode in Neovim/Vim 8

I can't figure out how to go back to Normal mode after entering Terminal in Insert mode... Escape just doesn't seem to work. Any idea?
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How could I create a terminal at the bottom

I could create a terminal with vim by running :term in the vim normal mode. However, this terminal is opened at the top of the window and I would like to open it in the bottom. How could I open it at ...
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vim 8.1 send_termkeys problem

I noticed that, if I use call term_sendkeys(buf, "make\n") and then I try to execute something else in the terminal windows (i.e. ls), vim append the last string sent from command mode to the actual ...
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How to switch between buffer and terminal

I have a vim's buffer and a terminal in the same vim's window but each time switch to terminal I can only exit it to go back to vim's buffer, Is there a way to keep terminal session but be able to ...
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How can I append to a terminal buffer in vimscript?

I am trying to implement a vimscript function which appends to a terminal buffer. It works when I write this as a single mapping which uses the normal mode 'a' command to append: nnoremap <Leader&...
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`termwinsize` cannot be accessed from Python 3

The option termwinsize cannot be accessed from Python 3. Input python3 << EOD import vim for window in vim.windows: if (window.buffer.options['buftype'] == b'terminal'): window....
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The remap doesn't resize terminal window

nnoremap <leader>rt :term<cr> <C-\><C-n> :resize 10<cr> i I've tested the remap manually, it works as expected. A terminal window spawns I go into terminal normal mode, ...
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How to scroll neovim terminal buffer automatically

With chansend function I can send any keys to neovim terminal buffer and execute any commands. ex: chansend(<job_id>, 'ls\n') But the buffer doesn't scroll automatically...(Of course, I can ...
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Split Navigation in vim terminal [duplicate]

I use vim splits quite a bit. To switch faster, I use this shortcut instead of doing ctrl + w + h/j/k/l/ " Quicker window movement nnoremap <C-j> <C-w>j nnoremap <C-k> <C-w&...
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Prepend text to all commands in terminal mode

I would like to prepend clear; to all commands in terminal mode. This reduces the amount of 'clutter' in my terminal screen and makes things slightly clearer for me.
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Command to copy from current window and paste the text into terminal buffer

I am having trouble crafting a command that would copy the text from the current window and paste this text into a terminal buffer opened in the split below. Here are a few things I tried: normal ...
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How can I pass extra arguments to gdb with Termdebug?

While using Termdebug, occasionally it would be useful to pass extra arguments to gdb (for example, -x). I've tried :Termdebug -x <my_file> <command_to_debug>, but that just seems to ...
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Use :terminal to display file with ansi escape codes

I want to display a file in Neovim with ansi terminal escape codes interpreted. I created a file which contains ansi escape codes (only colors for now, we can think about others as a bonus): echo '\e[...
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How to retain terminal colors inside the Vim terminal (-NOT- in GVim)? [duplicate]

My default terminal look: will turn into this in the Vim terminal: It's not a huge deal, but the former is easier on my eyes - and this doesn't happen on my other box... Tried to compare ...
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Rename neovim terminal buffer without breaking :mksession

Is there a "good" way to rename the terminal buffer in neovim? I know that renaming is possible with the :file command, and that works fine for current session. The problem with this approach is ...
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Neovim, read entries from the terminal into quickfix buffer

I made my own vim wrapper around ripgrep (I know there is vim-grepper, but I wanted to try customize some things). The crux of it is I populate a quickfix window as follows: let searchString = input(...
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Execute command in terminal mode at terminal startup

I'm trying to execute simple commands in the vim terminal mode, but cannot get it to work. For example, I tried nmap <F12> :let $VIM_DIR=expand('%:p:h')<CR>:terminal<CR>cd $VIM_DIR&...
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Eye torturing colors in Vim/GVim terminal

I am using GVim but this happens in terminal Vim too. I use the Gruvbox theme. Whenever I start the terminal using :term, I see too blue colors when I change the directory within the shell. The ...
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<BS> and <C-w> delete entire line in (terminal mode from a command) instead of a single character

I'm creating a mapping which is supposed to navigate to a specific window (call TEST_WIN), focus in on the terminal and then delete a single character. The goal of this command is to navigate to the ...
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Terminal window interprets quick initial q as macro record

I have a function that opens a terminal window running some program. The program is quit by pressing q. But when I press q in the terminal window shortly after (within 1-2 seconds) of it being opened, ...
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How I can convert into the right characters?

I'm getting something weird characters in :messages. How can I get the right results? reproduce steps define functions. let s:rails_console_id = 0 function common#utilities#open_rails_console() ...
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How to hide terminal when not needed?

In VScode ,we are using ctrl+j to hide the terminal. Then if we press ctrl+j again, it will open the same terminal. Is it possible in VIM/NEOVIM? I tried :Terminal ,but there is no straightforward way ...
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Reopen a terminal window running an active job

How do I reopen a terminal window with an active job if I hide the terminal window? This is similar to the following question: Close vim 8.1+ terminal buffer without unloading. In this case, however, ...
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How to compile a program and open the output in a vertical terminal window?

How can I write a command that does the following? With one mapping, compile and/or run a program based on the filetype (*.c, *.cpp, *.js, *.py, etc.), and open a vertical terminal window with the ...
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Word completion ^P / ^N is very slow because of scanning a :term buffer

I open a terminal window inside of a vim session and leave it there for weeks, use it for compilation, running and debugging my code. After couple of days the length of the terminal buffer grows over ...
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How can I keep my cursor normal after exiting a terminal buffer?

Right now, whenever I open a terminal with :term, my cursor changes from a half-height/orange cursor to a full-height/gray cursor (depending on the emulator). When I navigate back to another window, ...
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How to hide a buffer thru vimscript, with buffer number or buffer name

I'm trying to make a plugin that hide and show a terminal window on the bottom of the window, but i can't find a reliable way to hide a specific buffer, i tried using hide but you only can hide by ...
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Yank visual selection with modifications in a terminal-buffer

Upon writing a code, sometimes I open a terminal split with :term to test it by issuing some commands and checking some output. As an example, this is a fragment of what I have executed in a split ...
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switchin back another viewport from the terminal buffer [duplicate]

I created :term, then I switch to another viewport, but latter when I switch back to the term buffer "!/bin/bash" it is full screen and I don't understand how can I access the vim command ...
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Close vim 8.1+ terminal buffer without unloading

I'm looking to be able to close a terminal buffer without unloading it, as I would with a normal buffer and either hidden or bufhidden=hide set. It appears, though, that said options are ignored for ...
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prevent line wrap in terminal buffer

I can easily see the output of a command in a split using vim's terminal For example, I use :vertical terminal make re a lot. This example is also stated in the help (h :terminal): Or to run build ...
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Toggle terminal buffer vimscript function

I'm new to vimscript and writing a function to toggle a terminal buffer. Here is what I tried: let g:toggle_term = "<C-j>" let g:term_buf_nr = -1 function! ToggleTerminal() if g:...
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How can I clean the program window when using Termdebug?

The window named gdb program (see :h :Termdebug) is the one where I can give input and view output of the program being debugged. How can I clean it between one run and another (or when I like, in ...
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:term command changes cursor type in vim

I have set the cursor shape to be - I-beam in my terminal preference. When I execute :term command in vim, the cursor type is changed to block type. This change is retained even after I exit the :term ...
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How to find the buffer number of a :terminal?

I can see that I've got a terminal buffer open by running :ls R which finds all buffers with a running terminal job, but I don't know how to capture just the buffer number. The closest I can get is ...
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How could I adjust terminal height

I like to use the vim embedded terminal, but I do not know how I could adjust its height. Sometimes, I need it to be lower so that I could concentrate on my editor how could I adjust it ?
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Map a key on a terminal buffer whose corresponding job is already finished

The context I have mapped <c-p> in terminal mode so that it deletes the terminal buffer where the cursor is. The way I've created this mapping is presented below tnoremap <c-p> <c-w&...