Edit a file on a remote host using vim

vim scp://username@host//path/to/somefile

By: adminzim
2009-02-18 15:09:53

What Others Think

Trivial variation, this also works with vimdiff e.g. vimdiff /etc/fstab scp://user@remote//etc/fstab which is nice.
adminzim · 637 weeks and 6 days ago
This does not work on all versions of vim. For example: VIM - Vi IMproved 7.2 (2008 Aug 9, compiled May 29 2010 04:33:52)
unixmonkey10455 · 568 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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