Save your sessions in vim to resume later

:mksession! <filename>
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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By: neutral
2009-02-26 05:03:07
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to restore the named session need to run: vim -S <filename> otherwise it tries to restore Session.vim
goatboy · 485 weeks and 4 days ago
Thanks goatboy! Corrected.
neutral · 483 weeks and 5 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.
Vilemirth · 275 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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