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Save your sessions in vim to resume later

Terminal - Save your sessions in vim to resume later
:mksession! <filename>
2009-02-26 05:03:07
User: neutral
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Save your sessions in vim to resume later

Creates a full snapshot of your current vim session, including tabs, open buffers, cursor positions, everything. Can be resumed with vim -S . Useful for those times when you HAVE to close vim, but you don't want to lose all your hard-opened buffers and windows. The ! will cause vim to overwrite the file if it already exists. It is not necessary, but useful if you frequently save to the same file (like session.vim or something).

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to restore the named session need to run:

vim -S <filename>

otherwise it tries to restore Session.vim

Comment by goatboy 296 weeks and 1 day ago

Thanks goatboy! Corrected.

Comment by neutral 294 weeks and 2 days ago

Vim is also really good with abbreviations. Unless you've defined a function with similar first characters, you can shorten this to 'mks! ' to save some typing.

Comment by Vilemirth 86 weeks and 2 days ago

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