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The plugin exposes the :Bufferize command, which runs the given command and shows its output in a temporary buffer. For example:

:Bufferize messages
:Bufferize digraphs
:Bufferize map
:Bufferize command

All of these are examples of useful commands, whose output you can now freely explore in a proper Vim buffer.

You can provide any command sequence, with arguments and all. For instance, if you run the following command in this file:

:Bufferize ilist Bufferize

you'll get a buffer with all lines that contain "Bufferize". A lot of other commands output to the Vim console, and you can just feed them to the :Bufferize command. If you run :Bufferize command Bufferize, you'll see that the command is hooked up to the bufferize#Run function. You can then

:Bufferize function bufferize#Run

To get a listing of the function in a buffer and explore its source code.


If you have a recent enough Vim that has +timers and +lambda (Vim 8 will do, but you can even use 7.4 with any of the later patches), you can also run the :BufferizeTimer command, which will do the same thing, but will also auto-update the buffer with the contents in the provided time interval. For instance:

BufferizeTimer 500 messages

This will run the :messages command every 500ms and update its output in the bufferize buffer.


If you'd like to customize something in the bufferize buffer, you can hook into the filetype bufferize.

The buffer will also hold the variable b:bufferize_source_command which is the source command that generated this output. For instance, you could define a command to regenerate the buffer like so:

autocmd FileType bufferize
      \ command! -buffer Rerun exe 'Bufferize '.b:bufferize_source_command


Pull requests are welcome, but take a look at first for some guidelines.

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