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Old 09-09-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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vim :gui trick and undo-trick

So on a quiet Sunday evening whilst learning some new vim features, whilst editing a file in vi, you can type in


So that the file will be closed and opened up in gvim, which only works if your using X.

Is there a reverse vim command to close gvim and re-open the file in a terminal ? I have searched the documentation and so far cannot find it anywhere.

Also I don't understand why Google does'nt search for ':gui' and instead searched for 'gui' which slows down my searching for solutions, even if using the exact option :-)

Old 09-10-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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I think you can write it. But you will need to launch a new xterm with parameters like '-e' to launch vim. ':function' lets you define a function; see also ':command'.

Google ignores ':' because it has no database index on it.
Old 09-10-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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Google doesn't index punctuation, which is very annoying.
Old 09-10-2007, 03:45 PM   #4
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I think your right. I can go forwards, and load up the file into gvim but not the reverse. I can't ask gvim to close the file and load it up in vim on a terminal.

Thanks all anyway.


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