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I would like to use GVim to edit external files that are accessed through Dolphin.

  1. I have an external server with files to be modified
  2. I access the server using SSH using Dolphin's built-in module
  3. I right click on a file and edit it with GVim
  4. GVim open a copy of the file stored in /var/tmp/kdecache-<user>/krun/4553434_0_.<filename>

If I modify the file I have to close GVim to have a dialog box asking me to send the file to the server.

So, I'm not able to make multiple changes without closing/re-opening my files and this is not possible for work.

Is there a solution to simple edit my files on servers using SSH or FTP with GVim?

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Is the use of GVim really a requirement? It doesn't integrate that well with KDE applications. Please consider Kate, that features perfect integration with the KDE set of applications. Lots of plugins available and I've seen plugins to provide vi-like input. – gertvdijk Feb 9 '13 at 16:46

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