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Vim-Shell embeds a terminal in Vim

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Vim is currently version 7.1.173 - the patches in this tip are for 7.0.0

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created May 11, 2006 · complexity intermediate · author Ryan Springer · version 6.0

If you have ever wanted to drop to a full shell in a window and do things like run ssh, full-color bash, you should check out Thomas Wana's Vim-Shell patch:

It currently only works on text-mode Vim 7.0.


See :help shell-window. This feature, while available, is discouraged.

The ConqueShell plugin provides an interactive shell in a buffer, without needing to patch Vim.

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