I use cscope integrated to VIM to navidate a large code base. I can use the :E command to navigate the directory structure. But, how do I open a shell on a specific directory where I navigated to?
I came across
With Vim, there are always multiple ways to suit your needs.
You could for example create a shortcut (called mapping) for the command you've found (and/or combine this with opening a shell):
:nnoremap <Leader>. :cd %:p:h<CR>
But this particular use case is so prevalent that there's actually an option for it:
As an alternative, some people always open Vim from the root directory of their current project; this ensures short (and consistent!) paths, too. There are even plugins that automatically
:cd to the project dir for you.