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created 2006 · complexity basic · author orsenthil · version 5.7

The command :Explore opens the file explorer window.

Select a file or directory name and press Enter to open that file or directory. (For example :e /home/user displays the contents of that directory.)

To return to the explorer window, press Ctrl-^ (usually Ctrl-6).

You can also "edit" a directory to explore that directory. For example, :e .. lists files in the parent directory.

Other approaches[]

In normal mode, type :e then press Space and Ctrl-D. That will list file names in the current directory. You can type a name and press Enter to edit that file.

If, for example, you want a name that starts with "get" type :e get then press Tab repeatedly, or Ctrl-D to list all matches.

Another possibility is to use a mapping like this:

map <F2> :!ls<CR>:e

See also[]



I wonder if there is a way to navigate the files with case being insensitive after you press Ctrl-D

I have a bug with navigation: sometimes FileExplorer switching onto another buffers. I'm opening 2 buffers: the right panel is empty, the left panel: FileExplorer. I'm on the left. Type ":e /home/user". Then press "-" (go to up directory). Oops! FileExplorer switching me onto the right panel! :-( What is it?