Re: completion of environment variables -> :shell
- On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Sven Guckes wrote:
> * Johannes Zellner <johannes@...> [000406 13:51]:sometimes there are lengthy environment variables:
> > is there a way to make vim complete
> > environment variables (like options)?
> Shouldn't this be a feature of a shell?
> Looks like everyone wants Vim's command
> line to be a replacement for the shell..
> How about ":shell"? ;-)
I just tried to put this into a file with (insert mode)
just would have saved me typing ...
- Mike Steed wrote:
> To clarify, are we talking about command-line support forI thought we were talking about (a). Mostly the command that you execute will
> (a) completing environment variable names, or
> (b) expanding environment variable names to their values?
> I was thinking of (a). Vim already does (b), plus some special-case code
> for $HOME, $VIM, and $VIMRUNTIME. I ask because it looks like the example
> above illustrates (b).
> Is (a) worth the extra code?
expand the variable to its value.
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