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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
35 views

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", "\...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Making Numpad numerical keys work in Vim using Ubuntu 18's terminal

In my current machine, I use Vim 8.1 in a Ubuntu 18's default terminal (Vim is running with TERM=xterm256-color, which is a requirement for me). Everything works perfectly, with the exception of the ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

How to know which highlighting group is used for the background of a word?

Vim highlights the background of certain words (e.g. when doing spellchecking) in a way that I would like to change (because the background and the word itself are almost of the same color, which ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

terminal shell behaves differently from normal shell

I run this command in a common terminal: $ ps aux | grep work | grep python | awk '{print $2}' Then I have three different pids, however, in the vim-term window, the same line gave me two pids. ...
1
vote
1answer
203 views

Commands history for vim commandline and :terminal [closed]

I want a way in which we can access a history of commands in terminal mode (and Vim/NeoVim's internal command line), just like in a normal bash terminal; i.e. if I press the up key it will scroll ...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

Function keys: won't work with macros (I tried a lot)

Specs: Vim 8.0 patch 500 gnome-terminal 3.18.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 running Unity Function keys in my vim slightly misbehave, however, in an annoying way: I can't completely use them in my macros. After ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Occupy the remaining space in terminal

When I open the vim in the xterm (ubuntu) there's always a space on the right and bottom part of terminal which is not fully occupied by the vim. What could be the reason behind it? And what are the ...
0
votes
1answer
178 views

Why doesn't undercurl use underline in my terminal?

:help undercurl states: "undercurl" is a curly underline. When "undercurl" is not possible then "underline" is used. In general "undercurl" and "strikethrough" is only available in the GUI. But if ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

How to set a colorscheme that still shows spelling errors?

How to set a colorscheme that still shows spelling errors? I am looking for two combined effects that I can acquire separately but not yet together. Set Colorscheme alone: OK. If I want highlights ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Execute visual selection/current line in Vim terminal via keymap

How can I create a keymap to send the visual selection/current line to a vim terminal window? I opened a normal vim window (containing only the line echo test) and a vim terminal window and tried ...
33
votes
5answers
21k views

How to map Alt key?

I'm trying to map Alt key in the following way: :map <A-j> j :map <A-k> k but it doesn't work (bell is rang on Alt + j/Alt + k). What I'm missing? I'm using Terminal on OSX, the same ...
2
votes
1answer
250 views

Vim Session keeping terminal state

I am currently using tmux to have two terminals on the left and vim on the right. One terminal is running Django server, and the other one is for general usage. I am trying to find out if I can ditch ...
3
votes
5answers
3k views

How to restore bash terminal title if using 'set title' in vim?

I recently got to know that useful info can be shown in title of bash terminal when editing files using vim. Adding below displays file name, path of the file being edited. set title But on exiting ...
1
vote
1answer
143 views

Unable to use the clipboard when inside terminal (:term) on macOS

Actually, I am unable to do so when I am using MacVim Application. But inside iterm using Vim (the same MacVim release), I am able to. They also both use the same .vimrc . Both versions compiled ...
1
vote
0answers
221 views

(Solved-ish) neovim: Don't close :terminal buffer after process exit

In Vim, when I run, for example, :terminal python3, and, when I'm done, exit python, the terminal window stays open as a readonly buffer, which I can inspect freely. In Neovim, I always get "[Process ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Unexpected characters injected when copying from clipboard to vim in terminal

I'm using OS X 10.14/Vim 8.0.1283 and iTerm2. Every time when I'm copying things from clipboard to terminal, in specific iTerm2, there will be some unexpected characters injected in. Say I'm copying ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Visual Select highlighting not working anymore

The issue My custom highlighting styles for Visual mode selection of text is not as it was. It use to be yellow background with black text. Now it is just underlined. Environment vim 8.0 term, not ...
3
votes
0answers
144 views

Why are Vim 8 :term colours with gvim different from those in plain vim :term or bash?

Vim 8 :term colours in gvim happen to be different from those seen in plain vim :term or bash. How come? How does one obtain the same bash colours in gvim? EDIT: I have been reading a bit more about ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

How to deal with accented latin characters on neovim

I'm trying to find out how to configure neovim in order to edit texts with accented latin characters. I usually set ambiwidth to double so Jananese symbols are displayed properly, but then neovim ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

How could I turn off the terminal line number while keep the editor line number in vimrc

I want to show line number in the editor, thus I use set nu in my vimrc. But when I open the embedded terminal with :ter, there are also line numbers there which I feel not comfortable. How could I ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Opening :terminal window in new buffer

When I type :terminal to vim8.1, it splits the window and I use it split window. I want to open a new buffer and open the terminal inside it. Basically, like neovim's terminal emulator. Is there a way ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How to use WSL's bash shell as default terminal of gvim/windows 10?

gvim 8 1-26 / windows 10 I'd like to use Windows Subsystem Linux (WSL)'s bash shell as a gvim's terminal instead of cmd. So if I type in command potion of gvim: :!.\test.sh, it will echo result ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Does Vim in console/tty have same colors set as in terminal/xterm-256color?

When I setup vim for colors in terminal, I'd like it has the same as in console, so Does console support 256color? as I'm using xterm-256color in a terminal right now?
0
votes
0answers
159 views

Why gvim can't work with command: p4 client?

P4EDITOR is set to gvim in .p4enviro. When run command p4 client in terminal, it will pop an empty tmp file. But if change editor config to P4EDITOR=vim, it works fine. How to fix this?
2
votes
1answer
88 views

<esc>k inserts `q`, r inserts two qs

I am experiencing a problem for which I have no idea where I can start the search to solve it. When I go into insert mode and start writing something and then quit insert mode with <ESC> and ...
2
votes
0answers
390 views

disable cursor blinking in terminal-vim

I thought this would be a 10 second google search, but no. I found a bazillion sources how to disable cursor blinking in GVim. But I would like to disable it in terminal vim. My terminal cursor is set ...
1
vote
0answers
270 views

Neovim not showing correct background color

I'm running neovim from a uxterm on arch linux with the solarized color scheme. The issue is that on scrolling only the characters which are non-whitespace are displaying the correct background. ...
32
votes
3answers
10k views

Can I use a non-monospaced font in either Vim or gVim?

Is there any way to use a non-monospace font in either vim or gvim? I tried changing the font for gVim with: :set guifont=Dejavu\ Serif\ 12 But this gives me some rather ugly results: I get the ...
1
vote
0answers
289 views

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 '\...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
545 views

Scrollback in Vim 8 Terminal

Been really loving the asynchronous terminal in Vim 8. Sometimes I have a large amount of output in the terminal, and when I enter normal mode in the terminal and use gg to go to the top, I see that ...
1
vote
2answers
259 views

Switching buffers in VI while skipping any terminal in VI 8.1

I am using multiple files within the same tab and when I switch buffers using :bn I reach the terminal, at which point I have to issue the command again to move. Here is the catch, I am using keymaps ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

Scroll wheel inserts seemingly-random characters in cygwin vim, depending on where on the screen the mouse cursor is

I have the following options set to non-default values, as reported by :redir @+ | :set | @redir end: --- Options --- autochdir cscopetag foldcolumn=7 hlsearch lazyredraw relativenumber sidescroll=1 ...
7
votes
2answers
211 views

How to capture errors from make in terminal window

Vim 8.1's release note seems to indicate that you can feed output from make running in a terminal window to a quickfix list, but I couldn't find any detailed explanation. Is there a way to do this ...
2
votes
1answer
190 views

Clear shell screen everytime a shell command is run

Is there a way to clear the shell screen everytime before running a terminal command within vim? This would be most useful to me when running scripts while editing it as I have a binding for Python ...
2
votes
2answers
273 views

hide the WinBar (TermDebug)

Vim 8.1 add a new :Termdebug command with a really good gdb integration. If the mouse option is set, there is also a visual bar appearing on vim. Here is an extract of the man: If 'mouse' is set the ...
3
votes
0answers
387 views

Getting balloonevalterm to work (terminal version)

I'm trying to get balloonevalterm to work in the terminal version of vim, but for some reason it does not yet work. Here's my macros.vim file: function! MyBalloonExpr() let macros = { \ 'MACRO' : ...
18
votes
2answers
6k views

Scroll the screen, not the cursor, when using scrollwheel

I'm using Vim in a terminal, so scrolling with the scroll wheel uses the \e[A and \e[B syntax (where \e symbolizes \x1b, or escape). However, Vim interprets this by moving the cursor up or down a ...
1
vote
3answers
391 views

How to redirect terminal output to vim or get `vim like` behaviour in terminal output [closed]

How to get vim keybindings at terminal output so I can navigate/operate at terminal output like in vim or get smooth shell command processing in vim. For example I type: ifconfig an i want to make ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

How to pass C-r to Vim terminal window? [closed]

In the Vim terminal I want to be able to search history in bash and ipython but C-r is already bound to basic Vim functionality. Is there any general way to pass this and other characters to the ...
1
vote
0answers
228 views

vim does not redraw the screen properly when scrolling the page up or down line-by-line

I am connected to a Windows SSH server from a Linux client, on Windows I end up in a Powershell. For small,quick edits I use the official vim windows console binary. It seems to work without ...
0
votes
1answer
291 views

What does `-` mean in command `ls -la | vim -`?

I got to know commands like ls -la | vim - can be used to open Linux command output in vim. What does - mean after vim? Is it some kind of special switch? Why doesn't simply using ls -la | vim works ?...
2
votes
0answers
60 views

Implement “Press any key to close” in neovim terminal buffer

When running shell commands in a terminal buffer I often just want to examine the output, and then close the buffer. Let's say I call :term ls. How would I implement a simple "Press any key to close" ...
0
votes
1answer
296 views

Scrolling the terminal with vi shortcuts? [closed]

I have vi shortcuts set on my gnome-terminal and can't figure out how to scroll through the terminal's output after the change. Before I could use Shift+Page-up, but this isn't working in normal or ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

How to execute (using bash) a buffer with line continuations (\)?

In vim8, you can do: :. term to send the current line to execute in your terminal's shell (e.g., bash). But how, in normal and ex mode, do you execute a single line that contains line ...
1
vote
1answer
245 views

Delayed esc from insert mode caused by cursor-shape terminal sequence

I set a couple terminal options so that Vim changes the cursor shape to a vertical bar when I enter Insert mode, an underbar for Replace mode, and a block when I return to Normal mode: let &t_SI="...
1
vote
0answers
195 views

Normal highlight group changes cursor color in vim in xterm

I set the following highlight: :hi Normal ctermfg=250 ctermbg=235 The text is a nice light gray on dark gray, as intended. But the cursor has become dark blue. I'd love to have it just be the ...
3
votes
1answer
935 views

Is it possible to change the statusline color in Vim 8 terminal windows?

I would like to change the default green terminal statusline below to my usual colorscheme statusline color: Is this possible? There is no mention of it in :h terminal.
0
votes
1answer
135 views

bash script to open file and translate text

I have followed your post and used :%s/\\u\(\x\{4\}\)/\=nr2char('0x'.submatch(1),1)/g to translate unicode escape sequences. However I have to open the file and need to press escape and paste your ...