Executing Shell commands inside Vim

Shell commands can be executed inside vim. You can use ! after the : and type in your command. You need to know just one more thing and you can be off. The current file is specified by the % character. For for example, if you want to find the word count of the current file, type in, :! wc %. If you want for example to execute the script you are writing then :! bash %, will run the current bash script you are writing. The display will momentarily go out of vim to display the results but will be back to vim as soon as you hit Enter.

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