created 2001 · complexity basic · author salmanhalim · version 5.7
I use the
:split command a lot -- both to open a second window containing the currently edited file and to edit a new file altogether (with the
:split <filename> option). however, I also like to be able to edit more than one file and calling
:sp multiple times is inconvenient. so, I created the following command, function and abbreviation:
function! Sp(...) if(a:0 == 0) sp else let i = a:0 while(i > 0) execute 'let file = a:' . i execute 'sp ' . file let i = i - 1 endwhile endif endfunction com! -nargs=* -complete=file Sp call Sp(<f-args>) cab sp Sp
This retains the behaviour of
:sp in that I can still type
:sp (the abbreviation takes care of that).
:Sp takes any number of files and opens them all up, one after the other.
The things I have noticed are that this causes 'sp' to be expanded to 'Sp' everywhere, even in search patterns. Also, prepending 'vert' doesn't work.
This is great! It saves the effort of typing multiple :sp under vim. I have two suggestions.
1. If I use
vim :Sp a b c
It results in 4 windows in vim. One is empty. Is this could be improved?
2. Is there a way to make a new_cmd that splits a window to 3, each one for a file specified in the command line? For example,
vim a b c :new_cmd
then I could see 3 windows in vim. One for a, one for b, and one for c.
Just before the endif, add this:
windo if expand('%') == '' | q | endif
Empty windows will be closed (if unmodified).
I added an option to split also vertically and made filenames expand through glob:
function! Sp(dir, ...) let split = 'sp' if a:dir == '1' let split = 'vsp' endif if(a:0 == 0) execute split else let i = a:0 while(i > 0) execute 'let files = glob (a:' . i . ')' for f in split (files, "\n") execute split . ' ' . f endfor let i = i - 1 endwhile windo if expand('%') == '' | q | endif endif endfunction com! -nargs=* -complete=file Sp call Sp(0, <f-args>) com! -nargs=* -complete=file Vsp call Sp(1, <f-args>)
This tip is superseded by
:argadd *.html :ball
Starting in splits
If you want to start vim with several files in a splitted window, just type
vim -o a b c
for the horizontal split, and
vim -O a b c
for the vertical split.
To change between the windows opened
For further information, you can consult: