Copy current file to another location from within vim

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created April 2, 2002 · complexity basic · author Tabrez Syed · version 5.7


I work on jsp pages in my source tree but I have to copy the jsp files over to the tomcat directory in order to view my changes.The following mapping will copy the file being edited to another location.

command Cpage silent !cp '%:p' "c:/Progra~1/Tomcat/webapps/console/pages/%"

Explanation:

% refers to the current buffer
%:p refers to the path to the file
silent suppresses the command prompt window.

Usage:

:Cpage

[edit] Comments

Why not

:w %:t c:/Progra~1/Tomcat/webapps/console/pages/

on a windows environment eg. to tmp dir:

:silent !copy %:p "c:\tmp\"

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