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This doesn't seem to work for me.
   
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I've set ftype:
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C:\>ftype | grep txtfile
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txtfile="C:\Program Files\Vim\vim71\gvim.exe"
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Then I set assoc:
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C:\>assoc | grep .=txt
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.=txtfile
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This method does work for file extensions (.abcd) but not for extension-less files, I still get the "Open with ..." dialog.
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What does work for me is:
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C:\>assoc *=txtfile
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I'm not a Windows expert, but AFAIK this is the correct method for associating files without an extension.
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Does anyone know how these two are different?
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[[User:Carpetsmoker|Carpetsmoker]] 18:00, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
 
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created August 10, 2006 · complexity basic · author John Little · version 5.7


For Windows users that use file associations to automatically launch files in Vim, a gem I've found is, in a command prompt window:

assoc .=txtfile

Where txtfile has been defined as a file type that is opened with Vim. See VimTip1003, and try ftype /? at the command prompt.

This will cause files with no extension (e.g. "Makefile") to open automatically in Vim.

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This doesn't seem to work for me.

I've set ftype:

C:\>ftype | grep txtfile
txtfile="C:\Program Files\Vim\vim71\gvim.exe"

Then I set assoc:

C:\>assoc | grep .=txt
.=txtfile

This method does work for file extensions (.abcd) but not for extension-less files, I still get the "Open with ..." dialog.

What does work for me is:

C:\>assoc *=txtfile

I'm not a Windows expert, but AFAIK this is the correct method for associating files without an extension.

Does anyone know how these two are different?

Carpetsmoker 18:00, 13 April 2008 (UTC)


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