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Thanks @Christian Brabandt for the :h termina-use tip It's Ctrl-W N. That's (shift+N).


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Typically what you want is for backspace to send ^? and not ^H. (I need a citation, but this is typically how modern terminals work.) It looks like MobaXterm has an option to have backspace send ^H, I imagine that option is currently set on your MobaXterm, perhaps start by trying to uncheck that option. Then you should look into why Vim has an impression ...


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My understanding of the word job in that doc is that it refers to whatever is running in the :term (a shell, gdb, etc.). You can encode the message in bash with printf: printf '<Esc>]51;%s\a' message. Here, the esc sequence is entered as Ctrl-V followed by Esc


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If you have a sufficiently modern vim that has the +terminal feature, you can do :term cat somefile and you'll get a buffer with all the terminal codes interpreted. This might work better on large files than e.g. Colorizer, which made my vim unusably slow when I let it loose on a 6000-line file.


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This Windows 10 terminal issue is documented in Vim background color renders incorrectly. A workaround is to set the vi background color to one of 16 working colors. In ~/.vimrc put: highlight Normal ctermfg=black ctermbg=lightgrey When in vim, this sets the text color to black and the background color to lightgrey. Use :help cterm-colors in vim to see ...


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