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Find all files currently open in Vim and/or gVim

Terminal - Find all files currently open in Vim and/or gVim
vim -r 2>&1 | grep '\.sw.' -A 5 | grep 'still running' -B 5
2010-04-17 19:43:35
User: rkulla
Functions: grep vim
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Find all files currently open in Vim and/or gVim

Catches .swp, .swo, .swn, etc.

If you have access to lsof, it'll give you more compressed output and show you the associated terminals (e.g., pts/5, which you could then use 'w' to figure out where it's originating from): lsof | grep '\.sw.$'

If you have swp files turned off, you can do something like: ps x | grep '[g,v]im', but it won't tell you about files open in buffers, via :e [file].

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- Prefer the command in your description:

lsof | grep '\.sw.$'

Useful for "undeleting" files.

Comment by zlemini 223 weeks and 1 day ago

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