Lazy man's vim

function v { if [ -z $1 ]; then vim; else vim *$1*; fi }
Reduce the number of keystrokes it takes to open a file in vim. First of all, you just need to type "v", which is less than half the number of characters (!), and second-of-all, you only need to enter a substring of the file you want to open. For example, if you want to open the file, homework.txt, then type "v hom" to open it. Good tip is to use the lowest unique substring, otherwise you'll open multiple files in different buffers (which is sometimes desirable). Use Ctrl-^ to switch between buffers.

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By: kFiddle
2009-04-11 23:06:43

What Others Think

Hahahaha! The question is : do you spend more energy typing a random substring or trying to compute the lowest unique substring of the name of the file you want to edit ? :P :P
JesusSuperstar · 501 weeks and 1 day ago
Surely a lazy man would already be using zsh's partial filename tab completion anyways.
bartman · 501 weeks and 1 day ago

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