save file using keyboard

5 years ago • updated by Rodrigue Cloutier 5 years ago 2

It would be great if when you save a file you can specify folder and file name  in shell-like style(with tab autocompleting and so on) instead of using system  standart gui dialog. When you writing code you usualy don't touch mouse, and when you have to do it it's quite frustrating.

You can do that by using the Vintage (VIM emulation) mode. Or in a slightly different way with the excellent AdvancedNewFile package. Maybe there's some other package that provides the exact functionality you are asking for, otherwise it would be pretty simple to write such a plugin.

It would be nice if we could specify a file name to the command 'save'. This way we could write plugins that write directly the file