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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,
      Tony.
      --
      "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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