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Questions about using vim into a tmux session and how to customize integration.

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Is there a way to run an ex command without hitting colon first?

I am doing some scripting related to tmux and Vim. In my tmux window, I have Vim in one tmux pane and a Tcl command line in another tmux pane. I want to create a Tcl proc which will dump a string to ...
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In nvi, how do I undo "already locked, session is read-only?"

On Mac OS Big Sur (11.6.3) with nvi 1.81.6 and several tmux panels, I accidentally quit Terminal. Now opening files leads to the message <file> already locked, session is read-only <file> ...
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How can I create a key combination that sends the content of a markdown code cell to a tmux pane with slime?

I am a happy user of nvim-R, which enables to send R markdown chunks to an R console with <localleader>ca. R cells code blocks look like this in R markdown files: ```{r} head(faithful) ``` When ...
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Why do <S-Left> and some other keys not work in vim under tmux?

I know at least about <S-Left>, <S-Right>, <C-Left>, <C-Rigth>. But I guess there are others. I'm mostly interested in the why. Because knowing a reason often makes finding a ...
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How do I compound multiple autocmds for tmux window renaming?

I have these automcmds that work nicely for renaming tmux windows with the current filename (from here): autocmd BufEnter * call system("tmux rename-window " . expand("%:t")) ...
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How do I remap <c-x><c-k> to work with fzf.vim completion?

I'm trying to set up work completion with fzf.vim. Following the manual, I have: inoremap <expr> <c-x><c-k> fzf#vim#complete#word({'window': { 'width': 0.2, 'height': 0.9, 'xoffset': ...
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Stop vim triggering activity when swapping tmux windows

In my tmux config I have focus-events and monitor-activity enabled to detect any changes that occur in other windows. When I open a vim session in one window and switch to another window, a focus ...
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Vim locks up completely when pressing `ctrl+w` while using tmux + vim

I have a tmux + vim setup in which I use split panes. Every time I press ctrl+w to move between the vim panes, my vim instance becomes completely unresponsive. At first I thought this was a tmux issue ...
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How may I setup a consistent shortcut to switch to the right pane, even the pane is in another Terminal?

I have 2 screens of difference sizes, and I am a Neovim user (with Tmux, iTerm2). I would like to hack a way so that I can have a consistent way to "switch to the pane on the right of this pane&...
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Use true Solarized colors from within tmux in iTerm2

How can I use vim (8.2) within a tmux session in iTerm2, with Solarized colors? I have the Solarized colors set with my terminal, as suggested in the docs for vim solarized colors plugin. When I call ...
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Send command from Tmux pane to Vim/Neovim

I wondered if there is a way to send a command from Tmux into any pane with the name of nvim or vim? The use case is to trigger a function which is defined in my init.vim file for toggling the ...
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What is the vim equialent of CTRL+B, CTRL+<arrow-key> in tmux? [duplicate]

In tmux you can resize a pane gradually using the key combination CTRL+B CTRL+<arrow-key> to resize a split between panes. Can the same be done in vim between a split-buffer pane?
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<ESC> does not exit command-line mode. Neovim on tmux on WSL

nvim is not exiting command-line mode when the ESC key is hit. E.g., the key sequence :ff<ESC>ff gives :ffff at the command-line prompt. The expected behavior is that the first :ff be discarded ...
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Neovim window rolls up when dividing screen horizontally with tmux

When I'm coding, I like to have neovim window up and command line window down to run my code on the screen. When I save a neovim file and divide the screen into two horizontally using tmux, the neovim ...
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conceal function not working in tmux

Version: vim 8.1 Problem: Latex objects like \int, ^, \alpha, \beta, etc, all get replaced by _ in tmux when using conceallevel=1,2. Expected: correct concealment, as it happens in normal terminal, ...
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How do I enable copy/paste between vim and tmux in both two directions?

In a tmux session, I'm running vim in one pane and a terminal in another pane. Recently, I figured out how to enter visual mode in tmux but it doesn't help much now. Can I yank selected text from a ...
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Vim+Tmux unfocus airline when switching away

I'm using Vim with tmux and I wanted to know if there was a signal or something to 'deactivate' the vim window (like when you switch between vim windows) but also when you switch between Vim and Tmux. ...
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Perform action after invoking a <Plug> command

I use the following mapping to send code to a REPL using vim-slime and tmux: nmap <buffer> <S-CR> <Plug>SlimeLineSend How can I perform an action after I invoque this mapping?. For ...
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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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Does Vim have functionality similar to tmux's `display-panes` command for selecting (goto) a specific window by number?

Does Vim have functionality similar to tmux's display-panes command for selecting (goto) a specific window by number? Sometimes when I've many windows open, it can be a pain to navigate them by C-w ...
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Compile program in same tmux window

I'm new to vim and I'm trying to setup my environment for c++ development, and I want to configure vim in a way that like vscode, if I push f5 key, It would compile the program in the existing tmux ...
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Pasting text on Vim inside tmux breaks indentation

My .tmux.conf file was initially empty, but then I edited by basically copying the Linux part of this answer from UnixSE. The problem below occurred both before and after I edited that conf file. I ...
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Vim auto save buffer on Tmux `select-pane`

How to make (N)Vim auto save buffer on Tmux select-pane? In my vimrc I tried: " Auto save when buffer lose focus autocmd FocusLost,BufLeave * silent! wa " Save on buffer change set autowrite But ...
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Change Neovim cursor in insert mode under st (simple terminal) and tmux

My Neovim cursor normally switches to a pipe symbol (|) when I'm in st, but it doesn't when tmux is open in st. Is there something special to do? Version: Neovim: v0.5.0-dev Tmux: 2.9a My ...
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Running code in a different tmux pane

I am new to vim and tmux. TL;DR I want to have tmux set up so that I have a pane for my (python) code and a pane for the output of the code. What I know Now, from vim I can do a command like :!...
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Vim+Tmux: How to switch between Tmux Windows and Vim Tab Pages Seamlessly using the Alt Key?

In Vim I can switch between tab pages with :tabnext- to go left and tabnext+ to go right, simulating the tabs on an IDE. In Tmux I can switch between windows using <prefix>p and <prefix>n ...
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Send current vim line to seperate tmux pane and move cursor down

I am trying to send the vim line that is under the cursor to another tmux pane and then move the cursor on vim down 1 line. For context, I have vim open on 1 pane, and python open on another. I want ...
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Cannot send `--` into tmux panes from vim

I've the following function and accompanying key-bindings to send texts from vim in one tmux pane to other: " copy yanked text to tmux pane function! Send_to_tmux(count) abort let _count = (a:...
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Sharing a copy register between vim on different machines?

The image below shows two terminals. Both are running vim instances on remote machines (ssh and a serial connection through an UART cable). Vim's on those machines don't have a way to access the ...
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Any way to add an existing Vim environment to a tmux session?

If I already have vim running with numerous documents open and I want to use tmux, it seems that I have to quit vim, start the tmux session and then reopen everything again. Is there anyway to start ...
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What is the [0/0] that pops up in corner of tmux vim if I try to scroll up?

When I'm in vim on tmux with terminal and I scroll up, the cursor will jump to where my mouse is and show a [0/0] on the right corner of my window. When that happens, I can't type or move the cursor ...
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Nvim can not detect focus change inside tmux sessions

I use the following setting for automatic line number toggle. augroup numbertoggle autocmd! autocmd BufEnter,FocusGained,InsertLeave * set relativenumber autocmd BufLeave,FocusLost,InsertEnter ...
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Update OS enviroment variables from inside VIM

I use vim inside tmux over an ssh session and I often run into the issue where the $DISPLAY variable gets changed, screwing up my copy-paste. When I log in, $DISPLAY gets assigned to something new: ...
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Equivalent to tmux CTRL+B z in vim?

In tmux if you have alot of panes open, you can press CTRL+B, z to zoom into that terminal pane. Is there a way to do the same thing in vim, to zoom into / out of the selected pane?
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Sending command to different tmux pane from vim

behave test language need to execute different lines of the behave feature file, for example, if I want to test the line number 99, I'll need to input the following line in the terminal behave ...
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remote scrollbind with an offset (to increase the viewing area, over two screens)

Could I just duplicate what scrollbind does, and use tmux to send-keys to the other vim? I have vim on an android device (in termux), and want the effect of spreading vim over another device's ...
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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 ...
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Vim, tmux, and xterm-bracketed-paste

From Terminal.app on my Mac, I SSH in to a box where I run Vim 8.0.1601. Left at that, everything works fine. But if I launch Vim from within a tmux window, go to insert mode, and then attempt to ...
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sending variable commands in vim-slime

I am relatively new to vim and have started using the vim-slime plugin. One thing I use it for is to run python scripts, for example :SlimeSend1 python ~/myPythonFile.py I now would like to automate ...
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What can Neovim/Vim's :terminal do that tmux can't?

I've been using tmux for a while, and recently tried :term in Neovim for a few days. Aside from some small trivial differences, it seems mostly the same to me? What is the advantage of using :term? ...
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Separate C-m and Enter

I am using zsh, urxvt, tmux and in there vim. I am not 100% sure who causes the effect but I would like to bind something to ctrl and m but not to carriage return in vim. Does somebody how this is ...
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Nvim not getting correct terminal size opening session in tmux [closed]

MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 + iTerm2, build 3.1.4 + NeoVim 0.2.0_1. I run on iTerm a Tmux session loaded with teamocil [session] In one of tmux windows there's an instance of nvim working smoothly, ...
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Send file and line number to tmux

I want to send commands to tmux to run Elixir tests from vim. Using the % variable allows me to run the command to run a test for a single file. The relevant line in my .vimrc is nmap <silent> ...
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Fugitive Gbrowse while being ssh on a server

I work remotely via ssh on my dev machine which runs a tmux. I want to pipe the output of the Gbrowse back to my laptop. Is there any reasonable way to do that.
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vim in tmux lose highlighting

I'm using vim 8.0 and tmux 2.5 on ubuntu. And I have set the TERM environment export TERM=screen-256color and run as tmux -2. Normally, nothing goes wrong. It's like the following picture: But ...
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How to open file in specific window (create or reuse)?

I'm trying to develop a plugin that would show results of SQL queries, by executing them inside tmux split and using mysql pager option to save them to the specific file. What I want now is to either ...
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Send message to tmux properly

I am trying to send a message to a running tmux window that is side by side, to tell it to run a script when I press a button. What I am trying to do is done by doing: silent !tmux send -t 0.1 ruby ...
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Vim + Tmux: Resetting tmux tab name when exiting vim

I'm labeling my Tmux tabs with the current file in vim like so: autocmd BufEnter * let &titlestring = ' ' . expand("%:t") set title set t_ts=k Then I have a VimLeave autocmd to have tmux rename ...
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Why isn't vim applying syntax highlighting to this code?

If I open a random file (in this case, say .zshrc) in a blank vim with no rc file , but with vi compatibility forcing off vim -N -u NORC ~/.zshrc As expected vim will launch and display .zshrc ...
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How to open ranger from neovim and tmux, like Tim Pope`s dispatch do

Archlinux, termite -> tmux -> neovim I want to open ranger in new pane, and when it ended and pane was closed - open selected file/files. This flow is similar to Tim Pope`s dispatch behavior " ...
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