I've recently been transitioning to using VIM as my full time editor. There are a lot of tricks to learn, but I think I'm getting the hang of things.
One major advantage is that I can now proficiently edit code over an SSH connection.
Anyways, what you're here for:
This is actually one of the simplest tricks to learn in VIM. There are three commands:
:tabnew <filename>(open a new tab)
:tabn(jump to the next tab)
:tabp(jump to the previous tab)
:q(close the file, which also closes the tab)
If you're using netrw, the default file browser, you can also open that up in a new tab by typing
Hope this helps!
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