view diff file side by side in vim
Say you have a patch file (diff file), and you want to view the diff file side by side in vim.
Paste below vim script into your vimrc, and for each diff file you open in vim, press
<leader>vd you’ll view the diff file side by side.
function! Vimdiff() let lines = getline(0, '$') let la =  let lb =  for line in lines if line == '-' call add(la, line[1:]) elseif line == '+' call add(lb, line[1:]) else call add(la, line) call add(lb, line) endif endfor tabnew set bt=nofile vertical new set bt=nofile call append(0, la) diffthis exe "normal \<C-W>l" call append(0, lb) diffthis endfunction autocmd FileType diff nnoremap <silent> <leader>vd :call Vimdiff()<CR>