Setup Vim environment for USACO coding

alias viaco='task="$(basename "$(pwd)")"; if [ -f "$task.c" ]; then vi -c "set mouse=n" -c "set autoread" -c "vsplit $task.out" -c "split $" -c "wincmd l" -c "wincmd H" $task.c; fi'
1. Get name of task by task=$(basename "$(pwd)") 2. Check whether "$task.c" exists as a file 3. open "$task.c", "$", "task.out" in vim with such layout. ------------------------------- |            | $    | |            |                | |$task.c  |-----------------| |            | $task.out  | |            |                | -------------------------------

By: yolila
2011-05-13 13:35:02

What Others Think

Hmm... If you're thinking of entering a "Computing Olympiad", I think you need to do better :-) The basename can be replaced with a bit of shell: task=${PWD##*/} Next, you can simplify the one-condition if clause: [ -f $task.c ] && vi ... Then you can combine all the vi commands with | (bar) set mouse=n|set autoread|vsplit ... Personally, I'd put the mouse=n and autoread in my ~/.vimrc Then, to save a little typing we can abbreviate: "task" to "t", "set" to "se", "autoread" to "ar", "vsplit" to "vs", "split" to "sp" and "wincmd" to "winc". That leaves: alias viaco='t=${PWD##*/}; [ -f $t.c ] && vi -c "vs $t.out|sp $|winc l|winc H" $t.c' A reduction from 188 to 88 characters (it's possibly a bit cryptic, now :-) Note: I've removed the quotes from around the filenames. If there's any whitespace in the filenames then your original command will fail when vi tries to open files.
flatcap · 488 weeks 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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