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Tag: Neovim Only

    LoadLocal (vim)

    This one’s in Lua because I use Neovim, but it should be directly translatable to VimScript.

    I often need to rerun the same commands in a specific buffer. For example, I might regularly run one command to expand an XML metafile, and then another to run one of the expanded outputs.

    function LoadLocal(local_cmd)
      vim.b.local_cmd = local_cmd
    function RunLocal()
    vim.cmd [[command! -nargs=1 LoadLocal call v:lua.LoadLocal(<f-args>)]]
    vim.keymap.set('n', 'gxl', RunLocal, {silent = true})

    Use it like this:

    :LoadLocal !python %

    Then, for that buffer and only that buffer, typing gxl will call python on the file.


    I have a few different map leaders. The spacebar is my default <leader> for most mappings, but I also use \ for some navigational commands, gx for triggering scripts, and ; for insert-mode commands, like

    inoremap ;r <c-R>+