Get current file path in VIM

You can get file path in vim with % (percent) symbol. Sometimes you need to run a command with the current file path, for example git add filepath or sh filepath.

You can add the current file to git with this command in vim:

:!git add %

or you can run any file with this command:


For example, you write a bash script and saved it. But you don't want to close vim or you don't want to go to another terminal screen. Just you need to write :!%:p and vim run the file for you.

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