Vim7 won't run in my terminal...
September 5, 2007 8:06 PM   Subscribe

I want vim 7 ... but in a shell ... on my Mac! How?

I'd like to use some of the improvements in vim 7 that turn it from my favorite programming editor into something akin to a full-fledged IDE.

I've got xCode, but vim 7 seems to only come in gVim windowed app flavor. How can I get it to run from the command line in a terminal window?
posted by SpecialK to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I just got the MacVim version to run from the Terminal: you just need to invoke the binary within the app bundle.
posted by holgate at 8:29 PM on September 5, 2007

You could use fink to install the commandline version, but like above I think you could use a commandline switch to run gvim in non-windowed mode too.
posted by kcm at 11:09 PM on September 5, 2007

I seem to have it installed via fink, and I use it in terminal all the time.
posted by advil at 11:25 PM on September 5, 2007

You can always compile it from source. That'd be the unix thing to do. Even with package management, there's some satisfaction and simplicity to compiling a package the way the distributors want you to.
posted by devilsbrigade at 11:25 PM on September 5, 2007

Best answer: holgate is right. Install MacVim and alias or link /Applications/ to something in your path. That's what I do.
posted by caek at 2:46 AM on September 6, 2007

Response by poster: Holgate had it. I just wasn't digging deep enough into the app bundle...
posted by SpecialK at 8:03 AM on September 6, 2007

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