--- ---

CLI Split Windows in Vim

I use split windows, both horizontally and vertically, in Vim all the time. I’ve always wanted to be able to split the window and then start a command line shell within that window but up until now that has just been a dream.

My friend sent me a link to conque this morning which I’m so taken with that it’s prompted me to drop coding and write a blog post.

Conque lets me do exactly what I’ve wanted, create shells within Vim. In insert mode you interact with the shell as expected. In normal mode you can scroll back through your history, yank text into buffers, paste and manipulate text. Best thing ever.

Two files open on the left, three shells on the right; iPython, MySQL, and Django's web server - all with syntax highlighting.
This is a static site. If you have any comments please start a thread in the fediverse and tag me or send an email.