Often times I find myself editing a file and I suddenly realize I need to look up some data from some other file. Until today, I would normally do something along the lines of the following:
I continue editing my original file. When I find I no longer need the reference file, I need to switch to it and kill its window:
There is a better way.
pedit path/to/file (or
:ped if you’re lazy like me) will open a split window just as before, but cuts out the middle commands. Focus stays on the file I was working on with my cursor unmoved. The same scenario with
- (continue editing my buffer)
Four steps cut to two. This is why I use vim.