Terminal / vim / shortcuts

John Almberg jalmberg at identry.com
Sun Jun 14 13:55:53 UTC 2009

>> I edit python code in vim using Terminal on xfce.  I find myself, not
>> surprisingly, having to exit "insert mode" and save changes  
>> frequently
>> (when making code changes and wishing to test the immediate  
>> effects of
>> the changes in a separate terminal).  This requires pressing 4 keys:
>> "esc", ":", "w", and "enter".  How can I configure a shortcut  
>> (ideally
>> using an F# key) that will perform this sequence of 4 key-presses?
> This would rather be a question for the Vim mailing list.
>   imap <F5> <esc>:w<bar>sleep 1<cr>gi
> The purpose of the sleep is that you see the "written" message.

It may be off topic, but also very cool! Thanks for the question and  
the answer.

-- John

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