Use vim/gvim as a file manager

Maybe it is the case that your screen is small or you don’t have enough screens, you cannot open many terminals and editors. In this case, you probably want to use your editor as a file manager like windows explorer. Vim is a perfect tool for that. (Emacs also can do that, but I don’t use Emacs….. sorry)

  • Use :Ex (mnemonic: Explorer) to bring up file explore, and you can view, delete, open, rename, move and etc.
  • You can also use :Sex (Sex?? Split explorer), :Vex (Vertical split explorer), and :Tex (new tab explorer).
  • In file explorer, you can press to get more awesome feature!
  • Actualy, if you direct vim a directory, it opens file explorer.