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Discussion on: I'm considering to use vim or neovim as my primary text editor. Any tips?

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Sérgio Luiz Araújo Silva

On your ~/.vimrc put

set path+=.,**

So then when your cursor is over a file name like /etc/passwd just type gf
or Ctrl-w f to open it in a new window.

To get back just type Ctrl-6 (this is a shortcut to alternate file) ":h alternate-file" for more

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