Adding a control+b feature to fjord. As I do so I realize that the vim terminal opens a nested vim instance which makes the vim command line really confusing.
Looks like one way around this is to use the vim clientserver functionality. Also something like the :drop command could be useful
But my vim doesn't come with clientserver (vim --version) so I'm installing vim from source:
$ sudo apt-get build-dep vim-gnome
Meanwhile I have neovim installed, but it doesn't have a termwinkey option. Huh...
Ok so here's the flow I want to be able to do. It's using my old tmux habits. Looks like this
- start terminal and cd into project
- open editor / tmux
- open file in editor
- switch to terminal and build
- switch back to file and edit
I tried this other terminal window manager zellij but its ui had these borders I couldn't figure out how to get rid of that were taking up a bunch of screen space.
At long last I have figured out how to open vim into 2 splits:
vim '+term ++curwin' +term
Now to figure out how to open vim in the original vim session:
function vdrop --argument file echo \x1b]'51;["drop", "'$file'"]'\x07 end
cool. but that makes a split, how to open a normal edit session, that upon being closed, just goes back to the (vim) terminal?
I think the solution is to use vim tabs, and make a custom vim terminal function to open the requested file in a new tab.