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I tried imap < F9 > :!g++ % - (without spaces), but it doesn't work.

EDITED: So stupid, I wanted to say map < F9 > :!g++ % - without spaces... But I figured out that the spaces are the problem.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

This should be what you are looking for:

:map <F9> :!g++ %

imap is for ignoring the mapping.

Next time you ask a question please provide more details on how exactly it did not work (what output did it have when you pressed F9? did nothing happen?).

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This is it, thank you :) –  Vlad Apr 6 '13 at 11:04
your welcome :) –  Benjamin Kaiser Apr 6 '13 at 11:05

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