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This neovim plugin allows you to easily send lines from the current buffer to another kitty terminal. I use it mostly as a poor man's REPL, e.g. I start ipython in the kitty terminal and send buffer lines to it.

This plugin is inspired by and heavily borrows from vim-kitty-runner.

If you run into trouble using the plugin or have suggestions for improvements, do open an issue! :)


The plugin implements the following commands:

  • :KittyOpenRunner: Open a new kitty terminal (called a runner in the context of this plugin)
  • :KittySendLines: Send the line at the current cursor position or the lines of current visual selection
  • :KittyRunCommand: Prompt for a command and send it
  • :KittyReRunCommand: Send the last command
  • :KittyClearRunner: Clear the runner's screen
  • :KittyKillRunner: Kill the runner

By default a number of keymaps are created (see below to turn this off):

  • <leader>to: :KittyOpenRunner
  • <leader>tr: :KittyRunCommand
  • <leader>ts: :KittySendLines
  • <leader>tc: :KittyClearRunner
  • <leader>tk: :KittyKillRunner
  • <leader>tl: :KittyReRunCommand


With packer:

use {
  config = function()


The setup function allows adjusting various settings. By default it sets the following:

  -- name of the kitty terminal:
  runner_name = 'kitty-runner-' .. uuid,
  -- kitty arguments when sending lines/command:
  run_cmd = {'send-text'},
  -- kitty arguments when killing a runner:
  kill_cmd = {'close-window'},
  -- use default keymaps:
  use_keymaps = true,
  -- the port used to communicate with the kitty terminal:
  kitty_port = 'unix:/tmp/kitty-' .. uuid,

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