Editing Remote Files in Vim

Feb 22, 2012

By Jamison Dance

You can edit remote files in Vim. I always forget how to do this, so I’m posting it here to remind myself.

vim scp://[email protected]//path/to/thingy

Note the two slashes. Yes, I know Vim is everywhere, but sometimes it is nice to use your own setup.

Jamison Dance enjoys kittens, making computers smarter and the magic of children's laughter. He tweets at @jergason and GitHubs as jergason. He also podcasts on JavaScript Jabber and Soft Skills Engineering.