12162Re: mvim: bring forward window/tab of already open window instead of Alert
- Mar 10, 2011On 10 March 2011 00:22, Eric Wing wrote:
> On 3/7/11, björn <bjorn.winckler@...> wrote:Expressions means "Vim script expressions". So you'll have to read up
>> On 6 March 2011 00:36, E. Wing wrote:
>>> I use mvim a lot to open files. I often get into situations where I
>>> have so many open files, I don't remember which I left open and which
>>> I closed. And when I try to open an already open file, I get the
>>> Alert: "Swap file "foo.swp" already exists!" and a bunch of options,
>>> none of which brings the current open window/tab forward.
>>> Is there a way to get mvim to bring forward the already open window or
>>> tab of the file I request (assuming it is open)? And if the file isn't
>>> already open, I would expect mvim to do what it currently does.
>>> I looked at the --remote-tab-silent switch. It seems close to what I
>>> want, but I don't want these things in new tabs, but windows when not
>>> already open. It also seems to get confused if I have an additional
>>> parameter like the line number:
>>> mvim --remote-tab-silent-switch +60
>>> Instead of jumping to line 60, it opens a second tab called +60.
>>> Any suggestions?
>> The only easy way to achieve this is to use "open -a MacVim filename"
>> but that won't let you pass parameters.
>> I don't have an easy solution if you need to pass parameters as well.
>> The only thing I can think of is to write a script which queries all
>> open Vim servers for a list of open filenames using --serverlist to
>> get all Vim servers, then --remote-expr to query each server for open
>> files. If a file is found to be open, then raise that server with
>> --remote-send. This is done by MacVim, the relevant code is inside
>> MMAppController.m -- search for "addVimInput" (which is basically
>> --remote-send) and "evaluateVimExpression" (which is basically
> Is there any documentation on how to use expressions? I'm unfamiliar
> with the concept/syntax.
on scripting Vim. The reference is at ":h eval", the guide is at ":h
usr_41". I believe all the scripts you need are in the source code I
pointed you to (it can be a bit hard to "extract" however).
> Out of curiosity, is the Scripting Bridge support robust enough toDo you mean is it possible to use Apple Script to control MacVim?
> attempt it that way? Is that a bad idea?
Then the answer is mostly no. You can do things like quit the app and
change window size I believe, but that's about it. (I've never used
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