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Functions

vim read stdin

Terminal - vim read stdin
ls | vim +'set bt=nowrite' -
2011-12-24 07:33:49
User: kev
Functions: ls vim
5
vim read stdin

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Terminal - Alternatives
ls | view -
2012-01-04 07:18:44
User: lefada
Functions: ls
Tags: vim
0

view does not enable the buffer because it opens in read-only, so it does the same

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Why set bt=nowrite?

Comment by Fudo 239 weeks and 1 day ago

@Fudo It just means the buffer won't be written to disk, and it's not strictly necessary. The dash is the main thing. This works too:

ls | vim -

If it were in an alias or something the nowrite is handy, but I don't know if it'd be worth typing out to save the disk access. Or is there a more important reason to use it, Unixmonkey?

Comment by splante 237 weeks and 4 days ago

Or:

ls | view -

Which will give you a RO view (and you can write the buffer at your leisure)

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