I recently decided to give a try at neovim and one thing is bothering me:
I use a terminal window to run my code watcher i.e. a never ending command which outputs new lines each time I write a buffer.
If I put my cursor on this window and use
G the window will keep track of the output and I will always see the last lines of the output as long as I don’t switch of window.
If I change of tab or of window, the window containing the terminal buffer stops scrolling and I have to go back to this window and use
G again to see the end of my output.
If feel like I’m missing something but I wasn’t able to find a solution to this problem. I guess I could have an autocommand on
TabEnter and for example which would find a terminal buffer in the new tab and use
norm! G in it but that feel kind of overkill (plus that wouldn’t solve the problem if I have two split buffer and I work on the one next to the terminal buffer). Is there a simple solution to this problem?
EDIT Here are the steps to reproduce my issue:
Create a file and continuously write in it from the shell:
while; do; echo 'a' >> foo; sleep 1; done
Start neovim without any config:
nvim -u NONE -U NONE
:term tail -f fooTo open a terminal with a continuous output
- Go to insert mode and add an empty line to follow the output then go to normal mode and
Wait a few seconds
When going to the first tab, the empty line should have changed of place, for me it doesn’t.