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Old 06-15-2011, 06:47 AM   #1
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autorefresh in vim


I use vim to open a text file which is generated by a application. How could I autorefresh the text file in the vim?
 
Old 06-15-2011, 07:24 AM   #2
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Hi,

Vim does not automatically check and update the screen. Even if you would use autoread and/or checktime you still have to manually activate them and tell vim to load the cahnged file (if it has changed).

Have a look here: http://www.mail-archive.com/vim@vim.org/msg05900.html You do have to realize that if you made changes to the file, they will be lost once you refresh the page!

Although I don't know why you need this functionality I do wonder if you are using the correct tool for the job, vim is not meant to monitor files.

Anyway, hope this helps.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 07:24 AM   #3
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Use :edit to reload the current file. In this way you can reload or as you termed it "auto-refresh" the file in vim.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 09:32 AM   #4
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I use vim to open a text file which is generated by a application. How could I autorefresh the text file in the vim?
That wouldn't make much sense, since you would lose all your changes when it "autorefreshes".

Maybe tail -f is what you're looking for?
 
Old 06-16-2011, 03:27 AM   #5
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sorry for the confusion.

The application (simulator) will generate a file to show the job completion status like 10% 20% 30%....
I just want to monitor this to check what is the current status since the job is slow.

currently i got to re-open the file to see the status. I hope there is a command to auto-refresh the file i have open.
PS: I dont need to write/edit the file.
 
  


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