quit gvim remotely

gvim --remote-send ":q!<CR>"

By: kev
2012-04-25 12:01:57

What Others Think

How do you specify which gvim session you're sending the command to? Does this broadcast ":q!" to all processes running gvim?
bartonski · 471 weeks and 4 days ago
@bartonski If you have multiple gvim instances. `C:\> gvim --serverlist` `C:\> gvim --servername GVIM2 --remote-send ":q!"`
kev · 471 weeks and 4 days ago
C:\> gvim --serverlist C:\> gvim --servername GVIM2 --remote-send ":q!"
kev · 471 weeks and 4 days ago
Very useful, but how to pick the right server name between GVIM41 and GVIM18? I've extended the suggestion of Kev by creating an executable script to be launched in place of gvim: gvim --servername `basename $1` $1 The ideal would be to call it "gvim", put it in the path and use it to open files. This will make a lot easier to open the right server: gvim --servername .BASHRC [...]
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stevematt · 14 weeks and 5 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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