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Linux.com: Vim Tips: Using Tabs

Jan 26, 2007, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

[ Thanks to Dolores Parker for this link. ]

"Before Vim 7.0 was released last May, I usually had six or seven xterms or Konsole windows open, each with a single Vim session in which I was editing a single file. This takes up a lot of screen space, and isn't very efficient. With Vim 7.0, users now have the option of using tabs within Vim. With Vim's tab features you can consolidate all your sessions into one window and move between files more easily.

"If you're using an version of Vim older than 7.0, you won't have access to this feature. By now, though, most distros have moved to Vim 7.0, so if you're using a recent release you should be OK..."

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