# Replace the file name extension

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created May 2, 2003 · complexity basic · author Vincent NAUDOT · version 5.7

Here is a map allowing you to press "\'" in insert mode. It saves the current tex file, then compiles it.

map! \' <Esc>:w<CR>:! latex %<CR>i


You may wonder how to open the associated dvi file. Simply replace % with %<.dvi to give:

map! <F4> <Esc>:! xdvi %<.dvi <CR>i
"Or (if using K environment):
map! <F4> <Esc>:! kdvi %<.dvi <CR>


The same thing applies for any other extension. The following will open the associated ps file with gv.

map! <F5> <Esc>:! gv %<.ps <CR>i


If you install that in your ~/.vim you will have a lot of improvments over the map. \ll compiles your .tex-file, \lv shows you the .dvi. d give you \delta, and D gives you \Delta. There is so much, just check it out!