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Re: Mapping Cmd keys in terminal

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  • Phil Dobbin
    ... Hash: SHA1 ... As far as I m aware you can t map the cmd key in console Vim: it belongs to the OS before console Vim even sees it. I may be wrong but I
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      On 10/03/2012 00:23, tonymcdaniel wrote:
      > I'm using the MacVim version of vim with an alias command:
      > alias vim='/Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim'
      > but I've noticed that some of the keyboard shortcuts that I've defined
      > in my .vimrc aren't working in the terminal. Specifically, any mapping
      > that uses the command key won't work.
      >
      > For example, I have the following in .vimrc
      > nnoremap <D-[> <<
      > which reduces the indenting on lines.
      >
      > One part of the problem was that iTerm2 had the shortcut mapped to
      > switch to the previous tab. I was able to change this in the keyboard
      > preference pane.
      >
      > I'm trying to get vim working the same regardless of whether I'm in
      > iTerm2 or MacVim, and missing these commands is a killer in the
      > terminal.
      >


      As far as I'm aware you can't map the cmd key in console Vim: it belongs
      to the OS before console Vim even sees it.

      I may be wrong but I believe I've seen this question asked before on
      `vim_use@...` & recently on Stack Overflow & that was the
      general consensus (Mac Vim, iTerm2, etc, are built via Xcode, console
      Vim isn't).

      Cheers,

      Phil...

      - --
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      Though it be not written down,
      yet forget not that I am an ass.

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