Re: Creating directories in Explore
- Antun Karlovac wrote:
> Hi George[...]
> Thanks. I know about the cmdline mode; I was hoping that Vim had its own
> command that was OS-independent:
> I'm a Cygwin user on Windows, so I'm not used to the md command.
> However, mkdir doesn't work in gvim in Windows for me. Is there a way I
> can make Vim know about the Cygwin mkdir command when in Explorer mode?
(Sorry if I'm duplicating a previous answer: slowly catching up on a
fortnight's worth of queued mail.)
mkdir does exist in Windows: in DOS (and thus in Windows) it is a
hardcoded alias for md. Thus you can use it but not with -p (AFAIK,
DOS/Windows md/mkdir has no command-line options; and if there were any,
they would be ushered in by a slash rather than a dash).
Other hardcoded aliases in the same family are rd/rmdir cd/chdir. Under
Dos/Windows, all these are internal shell commands (whereas under Unix
they are separate programs). Thus I venture to say that mkdir/rmdir (and
also cd, but Vim has an internal cd command) are (when used from Vim
without command-line options) fairly platform-independent.
(Since version 2, DOS has quite a lot of Unix-like features; but it's
more a parent language than a Unix dialect).