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Re: [Ranger-users] Ranger as an IDE filemanager

From: Roger Pate
Subject: Re: [Ranger-users] Ranger as an IDE filemanager
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:25:10 -0400

Run this script instead of vim. You could also name it "vim", put it
earlier in $PATH, and adjust "exec vim" to an absolute path.

#!/bin/sh -ue
# find project name from $1's path, or keep it empty
# TODO: what if multiple paths are specified, possibly corresponding
to different projects?
if [ -n "$project" ]; then
    set -- --servername "$project" --remote "$@"
exec vim "$@"

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:27 AM, John Z. <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
>     some time ago I posted (in a wrong thread, by accident) about how
>     I'd like each instance of ranger to open files in different instance
>     of Vim (using --remote flag), and pondered if making a custom edit
>     command would be the right way.
>     I've since managed to solve the problem much more elegantly using
>     rifle, so I figured I'd share the tip for every developer out there
>     who likes to compose their own IDE.
>     1. run Vim with different server names ('vim --servername
>     2. in ~/.config/ranger/rifle.conf, find a catch-all line:
>            # Define the "editor" for text files as first action
>            mime ^text,  label editor = $EDITOR -- "$@"
>        and add your projects workspaces using 'path' condition, eg.:
>            path Q/workspace/lookalikes, mime ^text, label editor = vim
>            --servername 'VIM-AO' --remote "$@"
>     I'm sure this can be improved to avoid modifying rifle.conf for every
>     project - for example, keeping an empty file in the folder and then
>     assembling vim servername using that file's name.
>     For an extra touch, switch Ranger to MC mode (Shift+~).
>     Cheers!

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