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135270Re: Opening/creating a filename with a space using the :e command?

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  • sc
    Dec 31, 2012
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      On 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.

      > 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?

      no, not special, the most common, mundane escape sequence in all of

      :e ~/File\ name

      should get you what you want.


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