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vim activator : A tool for reusing vim in xterm

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created by
Yiu Wing Yip
script type
There's a script that comes with vim distribution for editing with existing
vim in Windows.  However, this feature doesn't work in Linux xterm
environment.  There's a beast called Vim Shell by Thomas Wana, but it's not
officially endorsed by vim.  When you exit vim to shell by pressing <ctrl-z>
which suspends the vim, this nifty little gadget allows you edit subsequent
files by reusing the existing vim.  It's kind of emulates a vim shell from the
view point of a normal user.  This tool requires client-server option to be
enabled in vim.
install details
1.  Put .bash_profile into your home directory.  If there's already existing
one, then you can rename the untar file to a different name, and source
it from the existing .bash_profile.

2.  Change the path to vimactivator in .bash_profile line 2 according your
current setting.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
activator.tar.gz 2.0 2014-05-11 7.4 Yiu Wing Yip A tremendous effort has been made to allow vim working seamlessly with bash shell, rather than embedding a shell in vim. After using this plugin a couple of months, I really don't see why we would need to have a fully fledge shell in vim which is on top of the feature requested list ;-)  There are already plenty of shells outside vim, we just need to make them working nicely together.  Check out the readme.txt for more information.  Happy vimming and bashing!
activator.tar.gz 1.0 2011-03-19 7.0 Yiu Wing Yip Initial upload
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