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created 2006 · complexity basic · author Eric Smith · version 5.7

The following command will make a tar file including path information of all files in the current Vim buffer. If you wish to omit paths, leave out the ':p'.

:silent bufdo !tar -rvf archive.tar %:p

I use it to copy projects (where all files are open in split screen), from one machine to another.


Zip version - zip all the files in your Vim session.

:silent bufdo !zip %

--- You probably want to use :mksession to save your window setup also?

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