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Re: where are those %F, %y, %f......

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  • Tony Mechelynck
    ... P.S. I was also trying to teach him to fish , namely, by paying attention to what he s been told. Let s hope he will, in the future. Best regards, Tony.
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 30 6:44 AM
      On 30/06/12 15:39, Tony Mechelynck wrote:
      > On 28/06/12 15:37, Charles Campbell wrote:
      >> Tony Mechelynck wrote:
      >>> On 27/06/12 16:55, Charles Campbell wrote:
      >>>> Bee wrote:
      >>>>> On Jun 26, 2:51 pm, andy richer<andy.ric...@...> wrote:
      >>>>>> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Tony Mechelynck<
      >>>>>> antoine.mechely...@...> wrote:
      >>>>>>> 'titlestring' is a 'statusline'-like option. If you want a specific
      >>>>>>> (nondefaut) title, you set it. For instance, having
      >>>>>>> if has('title')
      >>>>>>> set title titlestring=%F%y%m%r
      >>>>>>> endif
      >>>>>>> Best regards,
      >>>>>>> Tony.
      >>>>>>> --
      >>>>>>> I tried to use :help %F, %y,... to find the definition above with no
      >>>>>>> luck.
      >>>>>> And by experiment I see %F shows ~/c/d/e.v, %f shows ./c/d/e.v
      >>>>>> if I
      >>>>>> opened e.v inside a utility called SOS.
      >>>>>> 1.
      >>>>>> Would anyone please advise me where can I find all those %x
      >>>>>> definition in
      >>>>>> gvim?
      >>>>>> 2.
      >>>>>> I modified above example to: set title titlestring=%{$PWD}/%f and it
      >>>>>> works in titlebar.
      >>>>>> The thing is that it shows "/a/b/c/d/e.v" where e.v is the file
      >>>>>> name.
      >>>>>> How can I show "e.v /a/b/c/d" in titlebar?
      >>>>>> Best Regards,
      >>>>>> Andy
      >>>>> :help titlestring
      >>>>> When this option contains printf-style '%' items,
      >>>>> they will be expanded according to the rules used for 'statusline'.
      >>>>> :help statusline
      >>>> Additionally, when one is perplexed about finding help for something in
      >>>> Vim's help pages, use helpgrep. Applied to your question:
      >>>> :helpgrep %F
      >>>> :cope
      >>>> would've pointed you in the right direction.
      >>>> Regards,
      >>>> Chip Campbell
      >>> In this case, the only uses of %F in the help are in an example under
      >>> 'titlestring' and in a TODO item.
      >>> Bee's reply, and the line where I said earlier that 'titlestring' is a
      >>> 'statusline'-like option, should have pointed Andy the help for
      >>> 'statusline', where it is explained first that there can be
      >>> printf-style % items in the value of that option, and lower down
      >>> (about one page down with my 'guifont' in a maximized gvim) there is a
      >>> list of possible items. For %F, the relevant line is:
      >>> F S Full path to the file in the buffer.
      >>> and its meaning is explained in the help text that comes above it.
      >> Tony -- have you heard the phrase, "Give a man a fish and you feed him
      >> for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"?
      >> I was attempting to "teach the man to fish".
      >> Regards,
      >> Chip Campbell
      > Aha. And what do you do when no fish bites on the kind of fishline you
      > taught him to use?
      > Best regards,
      > Tony.

      P.S. I was also trying to "teach him to fish", namely, by paying
      attention to what he's been told. Let's hope he will, in the future.

      Best regards,
      "You can't survive by sucking the juice from a wet mitten."
      -- Charles Schulz, "Things I've Had to Learn Over and
      Over and Over"

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