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Re: use vim to vi
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- From: Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Raju K V <raju.kurunkad@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: use vim to vi
- Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 10:42:31 +0100
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> When I say zsh uses vi mode for command line editing, does it actually
> use the vi editor or does it have a vi emulation inbuilt? if it calls
> the vi editor for command line editing, can i make it call vim instead?
No, it has its own built-in vi emulation.
> also in vi mode, how can I open the command line in vi (like 'v' command in
I had a brief go at this (I'm not a vi mode expert) and there seem to be
all sorts of problems. I haven't got time to investigate, so I'm hoping
this will prompt some responses. This is unfortunately not an answer to
the original question.
- The traditional zsh way of doing this (needed for 3.0.x) would involve
pushing the current input somewhere, then running a command which uses
what's there. Where is `somewhere', buffer stack or history? Both seem
hard: if I use the history, it's hard to get the editor to stick something
there (as we've been discovering recently), if I use the buffer stack it's
hard to get a command to read it. What's an easy way of doing this? It
ought to be possible to stick something in the history and just run `fc -e
vi', which will pick that up, but writing bindkey -s applets (for want of a
better word) for vi mode seems pretty hairy.
- In 3.1.x you might hope you could run `fc -e vi' in an editing widget.
This doesn't seem to work. I don't think the history is set up right.
- Next attempt is to use the contents of $BUFFER (which certainly does work
and is a better way of doing it in zsh), dump it to a file and run vi on
that. vi is doing something very strange. I suspect (but haven't checked)
it's having all sorts of problems with the terminal being set up for
command line editing.
I can only hope Bart's got some answers.
Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cambridge Silicon Radio, Unit 300, Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0XL, UK Tel: +44 (0)1223 392070
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