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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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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 am I missing? I'm using Terminal on OSX, the same ...
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Mapping Ctrl+s does not work

I am trying to map Ctrl+s to save my file however it does not work. My mappings: map <C-s> :w <CR> :echo "Saved" <CR> imap <C-s> <Esc> :w <CR> :echo "Saved" <...
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Scrolling issues when the `wrap` option is set

I find myself dealing with this issue every time the wrap option is active (in my particular case whenever I'm working with markdown files). What happens is that, while scrolling up and down the ...
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Mapping control-H in insert mode doesn't work; it always works like backspace

I tried mapping control-H, J, K, and L respectively in insert mode to move around splits. inoremap <C-h> <ESC><C-W><C-h>i inoremap <C-l> <ESC><C-W><C-l&...
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Can Vim interpret terminal color escape codes?

Many CLI programs output nicely-highlighted text. While most of them check if the output is going to a file, some include the terminal escape codes. I like the output with the escape codes, but ...
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What's t_TE and t_TI added by vim 8?

First let me show a screenshot below. In the modeline, a strange sequence of characters(>4;m<ESC>[>4;m<ESC) is shown. And not only in the modeline, I have seen such similar sentence in ...
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Tmux is changing part of the background in vim

This only seems to happens when using vim inside of tmux. I'm also using iTerm 2. If I create a new tmux pane or resize a tmux pane, it immediately looks like the this: And then the only way to fix ...
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How to run terminal command in interactive mode from NeoVim?

I have a terminal command which runs code with a breakpoint in it. When I run this command in NeoVim the code execution does not stop at the breakpoint, instead I get an error, that its not a TTY ...
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Difference between `:!{cmd}` and `:w !{cmd}` regarding alternate screen

On a Linux platform I see this difference of behavior between running a shell command with :!{cmd} (which just runs the command directly) and with :w !{cmd} (which passes the buffer as standard input ...
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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 ...
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What's wrong with "terminal cd ." in vim 8.1?

terminal cd . results 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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Using <C-,> causes "<80>ü^D," to flash in the showcmd area?

I've mapped <C-,> as well as some other special keys (<C-Enter>, <C-S-Space>, ...) in my vimrc like, :set <F13>=^[[44;5u :map <F13> <C-,> :map! <F13> <C-...
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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 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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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 ...
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How to read the exact command executed by the shell when sent from vim?

Sometimes, when I send a shell command from vim, I receive an error. For example, when I type the following command :!chmod +x shellescape("%"), zsh complains with : zsh:1: unknown sort specifier ...
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How to activate bracketed paste mode in GNOME Terminal for Vim inside tmux

Edit this issue happens inside a tmux session. The original value of $TERM before starting vim is: echo $TERM screen The issue appears for example when pasting this kind of indented code: def ...
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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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Why does terminal vim enter replace mode with my vimrc file? [duplicate]

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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How can I give a keyboard shortcut (c-tab, c-s-tab) back to the terminal?

I am a long time user of git bash and its included vim and mintty. I updated from an older package including vim 8.1 to one with 8.2, and I have a new problem with just two mintty shortcuts. I haven't ...
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Terminal borked after invoking Vim with xargs

I've sometimes tried invoking Vim using xargs, like this: find . -name '*.java' | xargs vim … which kind of works: As Vim launches, I see the following warning flash briefly: Vim: Warning: Input ...
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Can the split separator in vim be less than a full column wide?

I use a tiling window manager (awesome) + a terminal multiplexer (tmux) + splits inside of vim. I have no window decorations at all, so there is no visual split between them at all if the content of ...
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Why doesn't my numpad work right in my terminal?

In several terminal programs, such as PuTTY, SecureCRT, iTerm, and Mac OS Terminal, if I have NumLock on and I press the number pad (numpad) keys 0123456789 in insert mode, my vim looks like this: y ...
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Detect neovim terminal from bash in bashrc

Does neovim set any environment variables that would let me detect from bash that the terminal is neovim? I want to change the behavior of my .bashrc if neovim is the terminal.
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Change the cursor shape in operator pending mode

My cursor in Gvim: My cursor in Gvim after pressing d: Is there any way I can change the cursor in terminal Vim when in operator pending mode? It doesn't have to look exactly like the screenshots. ...
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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 ...
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how to change local directory of terminal buffer whenever its shell change directory

After :term ++curwin zsh, I use that buffer as an alternative of tmux window. But there is one caveat, if I cd in zsh, vim will not know. Which cause problem in below case In terminal normal mode, ...
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How can I change the colorscheme of the vim terminal buffer?

I use GVim with the gruvbox colorscheme. When I open a terminal inside vim with :term, the colors are different, it looks like another colorscheme is applied. The other terminals I use (urxvt and ...
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VIM: how to send entire line to a buffer of type "Terminal"?

In Vim 8, you can open a terminal inside Vim with the term command. This opens a new buffer of type terminal inside vim. Is there any way of sending lines from other buffers to this type of buffer? ...
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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 can I map Ctrl-Alt-<letter> mappings in vim?

My keybindings are consistent and work across different operating systems, terminal emulators, browsers, tmux, etc. There are no clashes, but this sometimes means remapping things in some instances. ...
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Understanding :help set-termcap

I would like to define some mappings involving key combinations like <S-F1> or <A-d>. For example something like this: nnoremap <A-d> :echo "hello world!"<cr> However, on my ...
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search for sentences that contains a few keywords (that is not in proper order)

Is there script or function for vim to do search of words that is not in proper location (sorry, i don't know how to put it in question) ? Example: This is a vim user who like the functionality which ...
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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 ...
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Opening a terminal window and executing the cd command [duplicate]

In my current vim session, I would like to open a new terminal window and immediately execute the cd command in that terminal to change to a specific directory. I have tried :terminal cd /home/me/...
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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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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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Why has vim started launching the ilist on FocusGained?

Recently, on Debian Sid (accessed via SSH from an ArchLinux machine using Terminator), something has started triggering the [I / :ilist function whenever vim gains focus. If I start vim without ...
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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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Is there an upgraded version of the Conque plugin?

My searches for plugins which enable a terminal inside a Vim windows indicate that the main one is Conque, but the last update was 6 years ago. Are there some other better updated forks which are seen ...
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How can Vim be configured to restore normal terminal color on exit?

I have set Vim's default colorscheme to Monokai, and when I exit Vim the Monokai colors are still on the screen until I clear it. How can Vim be set to run clear automatically on exit, or change the ...
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Vim does not react to Ctrl key combinations on alacritty

I have been a happy termite user for years, but that project was abandoned recently and superseded by alacritty. The problem is that a Vim session launched in alacritty ignores key combinations with ...
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How to move the cursor out of the terminal

I'm now using Vim 8 and its new feature: :term. Well, it's great but I don't know how to move the cursor out of the terminal without the mouse. In Vim 7, we can type <C-w><C-h>, <C-w&...
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Suppress system broadcasts/messages

Is it possible to suppress messages in vim that are coming from the system or shell? E.g. message from sysadmin or batch queue messages when jobs complete. Note that I want to specify this at the vim ...
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How to clear pieces of other windows/popups stuck to screen

I'm running 8.1.2269 in a terminal on Ubuntu 20.04 (with Regolith). What sometimes happens, is pieces from other windows, sometimes popups get stuck on the screen. What I mean by this is for example ...
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solarized in xterm256(terminal.app) has wrong background

I using solarized in both terminal.app and vim, but in vim the background, airline and other things are not the color scheme's appearance which is different with MacVim. So how to deal with it? I ...
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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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