vim read stdin

ls | vim +'set bt=nowrite' -

By: kev
2011-12-24 07:33:49

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Why set bt=nowrite?
Fudo · 461 weeks and 4 days ago
@Fudo It just means the buffer won't be written to disk, and it's not strictly necessary. The dash is the main thing. This works too: ls | vim - If it were in an alias or something the nowrite is handy, but I don't know if it'd be worth typing out to save the disk access. Or is there a more important reason to use it, Unixmonkey?
splante · 460 weeks ago
Or: ls | view - Which will give you a RO view (and you can write the buffer at your leisure)
phlyingpenguin · 458 weeks and 4 days ago

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