Make vim open in tabs by default (save to .profile)

alias vim="vim -p"
I always add this to my .profile rc so I can do things like: "vim *.c" and the files are opened in tabs.

By: tommed
2010-12-30 22:53:33

What Others Think

I believe this is functionally the same as doing nothing, except you have a bar at the top of your screen with filenames. If you don't want the list of the files taking up screen real estate at all times, use ":files" to give you a numbered list of files open. Then you can switch to any file by using ":b[the document number]" (the 'b' stands for 'buffer'), and of course you can traverse the open files once with ":n" (next buffer).
inanutshellus · 593 weeks and 5 days ago
Ah hah! The "-p" option is different in more than just the header bar. When you use ":q" it kills the current tab only and automatically moves you to the next one. That's kinda cool.
inanutshellus · 593 weeks and 5 days ago
Yeh, :q and you can also use gT and gt to quickly switch between files, which I really like!
tommed · 593 weeks and 3 days ago
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NathanSchwarz · 61 weeks and 5 days 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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