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Creating a file in VIM's explorer (Netrw)

posted at 11-07-2020

Every time that I'll browse my files when using VIM I use :e . it'll open the default explorer of VIM: Netrw

One thing that I was struggling was creating new files there, because I always needed to put VIM in background, then create the file, and then editing it on VIM. That was making me madness.

So I started searching and some TIL articles or even the documentation says, use % when on Netrw and it'll ask the filename. Noob as I'm I was trying to do :%.

But it's just pressing the character %, so: shift + 5 (at least in my keyboard hehe).

I hope it also helps some people that doesn't pay attention as myself.