Jake Worth

Jake Worth

How to Suspend Vim

Published: August 29, 2022 2 min read

  • vim

Imagine you’re iterating on a script and you want to drop back to the terminal to experiment.

Maybe you shell out in command mode. Maybe you open a new terminal or Tmux pane.

Or maybe you suspend Vim, run your command, and return to Vim! Here’s one way to achieve this.

From Vim, suspend your session with:


At the terminal, you should see:

zsh: suspended  vim

Terminal away! When finished, send Vim to the foreground:


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