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RunView : Run scripts through filter and display output in separate window

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created by
Charles Campbell
script type
RunView runs user-selected lines, selected either via a range provided to the RunView command or by visual-line selection (V), through a filter.  By default, the filter is ksh; however, the runview-filtcmd can be set (let g:runview_filtcmd="someotherfilter") in your <.vimrc> to override this.  The RunView command lets you specify the filter on the command line, too.

The output is placed in a separate window; it is horizontally or vertically placed.  Source code is left unchanged and visible.

Without the !, the RunView command uses horizontally adjacent windows.  With the !, the RunView command uses vertically stacked windows.

As an example, consider the file:
echo "one"
echo "two"
echo "three"
:%RunView! ksh
the source code window is left on top, but the results of filtering the three lines is shown below it:
echo "one"
echo "two"
echo "three"
RunView ksh Output Window
=== 01/02/05 06:07:08 ===
RunView provides a title and a separator.  Subsequent applications of RunView will append a new separator line plus the new filter output.

(alpha/beta version available at http://www.drchip.org/astronaut/vim/index.html#RUNVIEW)
install details
vi RunView.vba.gz
:so %

(you need to have   filetype plugin on   in your .vimrc, too)

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
RunView.vba.gz 3 2013-11-25 7.3 Charles Campbell various bugfixes
RunView.vba.gz 2 2009-02-02 7.0 Charles Campbell some bug fixes.
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