vi a new file with execution mode

vix(){ vim +'w | set ar | silent exe "!chmod +x %" | redraw!' $@; }
vix /tmp/script.sh Open a file directly with execution permission. Put the function in your .bashrc You can also put this in your vimrc: command XX w | set ar | silent exe "!chmod +x %" | redraw! and open a new file like this: vi +XX /tmp/script.sh

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By: dooblem
2010-05-27 21:12:48

What Others Think

I'm really interested if you know a better way to do that !
dooblem · 434 weeks and 1 day ago
Your script will only change the mode of the first file (if you edit several). This can be done more simply by moving the filesytem bits out of vim: vix() { touch "$1"; chmod +x "$1"; vim "$@"; } Don't forget to quote arguments in scripts, just in case the filename has a space in it. Also, if you often create little scripts, have a look at vim template files (:help template). Even if the template just contains "#!/bin/sh" it'll save you a few keystrokes.
flatcap · 434 weeks and 1 day ago
But this do not work if vi first arg is not the file : vi -f /tmp/script.sh creates a '-f' file in the current dir.
dooblem · 434 weeks ago

What do you think?

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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