Move buffers across multiple instances of Vim like modern browser(Google Chrome, Firefox)'s tab
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TransBuffer.vim

Move buffers across multiple instances of Vim like modern browser(Google Chrome, Firefox)'s tab.

Introduction

Two vim instances are running.

---------       ---------
| GVIM1 |       | GVIM2 |
---------       ---------

and GVIM1 is editing hello.txt.

The next two commands will move hello.txt buffer to GVIM2. (and GVIM1 buffer is closed)

" Execute this command on GVIM2.
:TransGetBuffer GVIM1 hello.txt

or

" Execute this command on GVIM1.
" (you can omit "hello.txt" argument
" if current buffer is "hello.txt")
:TransPutBuffer GVIM2 hello.txt

You can complete arguments by pressing wildchar. If you do not change wildchar in .vimrc, <Tab> is the default key for wildchar.

" If you press <Tab> here,
" you can complete Vim instances currently running.
:TransPutBuffer 
" If you press <Tab> here,
" you can complete buffers currently editing on GVIM1.
" (please remember you can use <C-d> to list up all candidates)
:TransPutBuffer GVIM1 

If you want to open a current buffer on a new Vim instance:

:TransPutBuffer +NEWVIM

will run a new Vim instance whose v:servername is "NEWVIM".

License

NEW BSD

Author

tyru <tyru.exe@gmail.com>