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7:35am Sat 6th Aug, Christopher M.

"Cody Howe" <22*7*6*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:
> Was wondering how to implement your "vc" command that you use to open a C template in vim.
Oops, forgot that one. There's multiple ways to create new commands for your shell to execute: - shell aliases - usually single-line commands kept in the shell's memory - shell functions - usually multi-line commands kept in the shell's memory - shellscripts - usually multi-line commands stored in a text file on disk My "vc" command is a function, which is stored in a disk file and read by the shell each time the shell starts. Firstly, determine if you're using bash (probably on Linux), or using zsh (probably on macOS): prompt> echo $SHELL then, based on which shell you're using, append the following text to either ~/.bashrc (for bash) or ~/.zshrc (for zsh) :
vc () {
if [ ! -r try.c ]
then
cat << END_END > try.c
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdbool.h>
#include <stdint.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <unistd.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{

    return 0;
}
END_END
fi
vim +8 try.c
}
Now, exit the current shell, or start a new shell (or a new terminal window), and the new "vc" command should be found by your shell - creating a new file try.c, if necessary, and placing you in vim.

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