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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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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Properly restore terminal title after suspending vim

I'm using Vim 7.3 on OS X Terminal version 2.6.1 (OS X version 10.11.2). If it's relevant, my version is compiled without X11. When I open a file in Vim, the terminal title bar changes to show the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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' : ...
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Why does `set t_ve=' hide cursor in terminal

Vim's documentation lists t_vi as "cursor invisible" and t_ve as "cursor visible", but provides no hints on usage. Naively, I would have guessed that Vim would send the t_vi sequence when you somehow ...
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Wrong color-theme displayed

I recently saw this video about tmux and vim and instantly fell in love with the color theme used in the video. Luckily the presenter (Nick Nisi) provides a link in the video-description to his .vimrc ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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" ...
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Color questions for macOS

I just got a mac and have been trying to setup Vim 8 on the built-in terminal. I am mostly having some difficulties with colors. 1) After set number, how do I change the line number colors? I tried ...
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How to detect terminal enter in vim8

Vim8 now has a terminal feature, how can I detect when a terminal is started? Neovim has TermOpen and TermClose autocommand events, does vim8 has an equivalent?
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Changing background color of cursor during selection

Coming from Sublime, I find the following behaviour frustrating. When I select some text, the first (or last depending upon which way you select) character flashes between the text color and your ...
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Send SIGINT to iTerm from vim

I'm using vim-rspec on a mac with macvim and iterm. I'm using this command to clear the iTerm screen and run the test in iTerm. let g:rspec_command = "clear && rspec {spec}" let g:...
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How can I set tex filetypes to use plaintex solarized coloring

I use solarized for my terminal color. When I first create a new tex file and begin writing, I get the plaintex colorscheme, which I like. But once I save and reopen, I get the tex colorscheme, which ...
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F10 is not yet available to Vim via gnome-terminal

I'm using gnome-terminal for first time (after using xterm for many years). And the one keystroke that no longer works within gnome-terminal from my Vim application is Function Key F10. I've turned ...
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How do I prevent Vim from showing my terminal when executing an external command?

I'm running a long, blocking command using execute in Vim as part of a script. Vim shows the underlying terminal while executing the command, which is pretty distracting. function! DoSomething(query) ...
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neovim: Keep :terminal active when I switch to other buffers

I use :terminal in neovim to run a dev server. But whenever I switch to other opened buffer(s), the terminal kills the process. Is there a way to keep the terminal running in neovim?
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How do I unconditionally disable all the “smart” terminal actions in vim

I have already set mouse= and set ttymouse= but I still get it intercepting paste when I'm trying to paste vim commands, like I want it to do some kind of complex :map! .... so I copy that from ...
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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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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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(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 ...
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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. ...
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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 '\...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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how can I close the shell buffer? Prefferbly under a certain condition.

I have written a python script that is doing some checks for a LaTeX file and then compiles it. I call it upon saving the file using the following line :autocmd BufWritePost * !~/.vim/latex_compiler....
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terminal color interferes with vim colors

The following screenshot displays the sorcerer colorscheme displayed in mintty on cygwin windows with the following minttyrc: # CursorColour=191,191,191 # ForegroundColour=220,220,204 # ...
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Visual selection in Nvim-R plugin sends one line too much to terminal

I have just set up the Nvim-R plugin for Neovim to send lines of code from an .R-file opened with Neovim to a terminal inside a tmux session. Previously, I have worked with its predecessor Vim-R, ...
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Vim takes a long time to close over SSH?

While ssh'd into my server, vim hangs for a variable amount of time (about 2 seconds, but can be longer or shorter) when opening and closing. It's worth noting that (to my eyes) the delay is the ...
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Cannot read output of ./a.out

My current keybinding for compiling cpp files is: autocmd filetype cpp nnoremap <F2> :!g++ -g %<CR>:!./a.out<CR> When I press F2, vim escapes to the shell and a.out executes well ...
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Whats the benefit of using :term inside Vim compared to a separate terminal emulator app?

I am using iTerm2, which is working well for me. I've been using VIM for almost 2 years now, with MacVim. Then suddenly I became curious whether my coding experience will improve when I use terminal ...
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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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Send keystrokes and string to gdb terminal

I started debugging a c program inside vim with: :packadd termdebug :Termdebug with vim 8 and and gdb > 8.3 installed. In order to set a breakpoint, I would like to send the following string while ...
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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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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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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 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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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. ...
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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?
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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?
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when vim isnt run as just vim, getting no colors

I recently started using :set termguicolors which enables 24 bit colors. However, this (along with the rest of my config) causes vim to display absolutely no colors whenever it is started in a ...
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Vim leaving behind character after saving with :w not sure why

I'm running into a weird behaviour where I'm editing a file and saving it with the :w command. The problem is it leaves behind the 'w' character after my line of edit. It doesn't do it all the time ...