Tip: #1301 - Associate files with no extension to Vim under Windows
Created: August 10, 2006 17:36 Complexity: basic Author: John Little Version: 5.7 Karma: 87/32 Imported from: Tip#1301
For Windows users that use file associations to start vim.
A gem I've just found is, in a command window (aka DOS) prompt:
(or something else that is opened with vim; see VimTip1003, and be aware of the "ftype" command).
The windows UI won't let you do this, a total pain working with unix where files often don't have extensions. Sure, you can right-click, edit with vim, but you get used to double-clicking to open files, and the "Windows cannot open this file:" dialogue opens... Also, the popup menu can vary its position so you have to look and aim at the edit with vim entry.
I always wondered if there was a way to make windows appreciate files with no extensions! thank you thank you!
Anonymous , August 10, 2006 19:42
Nice ! Thanks.
Anonymous , October 19, 2006 21:31