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Old workflow: Search MXR for identifier -> click on a result (nsISomething.cpp
line 500) -> wait for a 6000-line file to load -> decide that you want to edit
this file -> open this file in vim

New workflow: Search MXR for identifier -> click on a result -> result opens in vim.

mxr-vim needs to know three things:
  1. where the source tree on your disk is located (no default)
  2. where your shell is located (default /bin/sh)
  3. where vim is located (default /usr/local/bin/mvim)
These pieces of information can be set via about:config. They are located under

To complete the circle of mxr-vim integration, I use the following mappings in
my .vimrc, which fire off a search of MXR for the word under the cursor:

nnoremap <c-f>i :! open -a Aurora.app 'http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/ident?i=<cword>'<cr><cr>
nnoremap <c-f>f :! open -a Aurora.app 'http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/search?string=<cword>'<cr><cr>

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