How to reload your vim configs without exiting vimJuly 26, 2019 vim
Your vim configs need to be reloadable for this do work.
Nothing major, just make sure you use
! on your commands and functions.
function! ToggleLineNumbers() if &number == 1 set nonumber else set number endif endfunction command! GoToDefinitionUsingCTags execute ':tag ' . expand("<cword>")
! means that you are overwriting the function/commands if it is already loaded.
Reloading vim configs automatically when you save them
What we need is to source our vim configs every time vim finishes writing a buffer into a file.
" BufWritePost gets triggered when after " writing the whole buffer to a file autocmd! BufWritePost *.vim* so $MYVIMRC
More on auto commands and more here: Introduction to vimL for vimmers
Reloading vim configs using a command
Would be nice if we could give the user (us) some feedback that the configs were reloaded?
For that we just need to create a command to source our
$VIMRC and print something to the command line:
" reload vim configuration (aka vimrc) command! ReloadVimConfigs so $MYVIMRC \| echo 'configs reloaded!'
We can also make a map for that, let’s
CTRL + r ?
map <C-r> :ReloadVimConfig<CR>
That’s all, hope you enjoyed. Any problems or questions? Please leave a comment and I can help you out.