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13253Re: Does MacVim require separate installation of vim?

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  • Eric Weir
    Jun 13, 2012
      On Jun 13, 2012, at 11:03 AM, Tim Gray wrote:

      > It's probably wiser to call MacVim from the command line instead of calling the default OS X vim from the command line. This is because some of your plugins and settings that you use for MacVim might depend on features built into MacVim that aren't enabled in the version of vim bundled with OS X. The OS X default vim doesn't have python, perl, or ruby support enabled, which some plugins make use of. Also note, depending on your version of OS X, Apple doesn't always include the most up to date copy of vim, while your MacVim should be fairly recent.
      > You can call MacVim from the command line several different ways. The easiest is probably to just create an alias in your .bashrc:
      > alias vim='/Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim'
      > Alternately, you can use the 'mvim' script that comes with MacVim. It's a shell script that looks for an calls MacVim in command line mode. Drop it somewhere that's in your path and just type 'mvim' on the prompt.

      Thanks for the heads up, Tim. And for the explanations of how to call vim from the command line.

      Eric Weir
      Decatur, GA

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