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Old 07-08-2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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multiple files in VIM

I'm a newbie , and would like to know how to open multiple files in VIM and 'flick' between them?
vim somefile.h anotherfile.h onemore.h prog.cpp

I've tried the above , I don't get an error , but want to know how to view the other open files?

Thanx Jimmy
Old 07-08-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what the most efficient way is - typing :buffers will show the files and :b2 will edit the second and so on.

In vi, :n and ^^ works.

Try :help buffers in vim.
Old 07-09-2004, 02:08 AM   #3
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In vim, you can use :e to open another file for editing and then cycle between your open files (buffers) using :bn and :bp (buffer next, buffer previous). You can also type :sp filename to split open another file. Move between windows using Ctrl+W and then movement keys (arrows) or Ctrl+W again to cycle through the open files.

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Cheers I'll give it a go when back at me PC



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