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138697Re: Is it possible to redirect echo to either the Scratch buffer, or QuickFix?

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  • Dahong Tang
    Jul 28, 2013
      On Sunday, July 28, 2013 8:44:01 PM UTC-5, Ben Fritz wrote:
      > On Sunday, July 28, 2013 1:31:32 PM UTC-5, Dahong Tang wrote:
      > > Hi, I have several vimscript string variables. One of them, x, has many lines. When I use the command :echo x, the screen is redrawn to make room for the echo output so that the top of the vim gets pushed out of the screen (i.e., cutoff), and vim only returns to normal after I hit ENTER.
      > >
      > > I would like to stay in vim when I echo x to the screen, and I am wondering if it is possible to dump the variable to the Scratch buffer or QuickFix?
      > >
      > > Ideally, instead of opening a new Scratch buffer each time the variable is echoed into the buffer, I would like to do a Replace of the old content with the new one, or just append the content of new variables to the existing Scratch buffer or QuickFix. Does anyone know if this is possible? If so, could you please give an example? Thanks!
      > ":put =x" will put the content of variable x into the current buffer just under the cursor line.
      > So to replace the contents of a buffer just do:
      > :%d | put =x

      This works great! Thank you!

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