135270Re: Opening/creating a filename with a space using the :e command?
- Dec 31, 2012On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 07:48:58AM -0800, delph367 wrote:
> I've tried searching for an answer on Google, but I keep getting tons of irrelevant results that have nothing to do with this topic.no, not special, the most common, mundane escape sequence in all of
> Here's a list of what I've tried:
> :e ~/File name
> E172: Only one file name allowed
> :e "~/File name"
> E32: No file name
> :e ~/"File name"
> "~/" Illegal file name
> I've also tried all three combinations with /home/username instead of the ~/ shortcut. It seems like no matter what I try, it just won't open a file name with a space in it.
> Do I need to do some kind of special escape sequence in order to open it, or is VIM just designed such that I can't do this?
:e ~/File\ name
should get you what you want.
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