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Is there a special meaning to Neovim when trying to open files that start with a + sign? I try to open a +config.el file using nvim and it does not open. Instead there is a message saying E492 Not an editor command So it seems adding + to the start of a file name makes neovim thing its some kind of command? Any way to convince Neovim that its just a file to be opened without having to first rename the file 🙂


Arguments to vim/nvim beginning with a + are interpreted as ex commands to be exectued after starting. E.g.:

nvim +q
Will start nvim and quit immediately


Thanks, that was the answer I was looking for r2d2

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Daniel Vieira13:03:39

Nice! Related: one can call nvim file.txt +42 to open the file at line 42 directly.