The :Explore command in vim

Posted by Simon Walker on Mon 20 May 2013

In vim a useful command is the :Explore, which opens the netrw browser at the location of the current file. This is especially handy for editing files over ssh, but is handy for those who don't like the file tree type plugins.

The command can be shortened to :E which is fantastic, quickly browse the file system inside vim.


This shows this current file in my editor. By pressing :E we get


and by selecting .. twice I get the top level of this blog


The usual vim search commands are available for finding files so I encourage you to check it out.

tags: vim