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Re: How to open mvim with current dir set to where I am in term? (I did search for this and know it's been asked.)

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  • björn
    ... This should not be necessary...simply typing mvim should open up MacVim in the current directory (I do this all the time). Please follow the instructions
    Message 1 of 7 , Dec 2, 2009
      2009/12/2 Rick R:
      > Cool thanks.
      > Just doing
      > mvim .
      > works fine for the dir I'm in.

      This should not be necessary...simply typing "mvim" should open up
      MacVim in the current directory (I do this all the time).

      Please follow the instructions at

      http://code.google.com/p/macvim/wiki/ReportingBugs

      and see if you can figure out what causes the problem.

      Björn

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    • Rick R
      Ok, I m using Snapshot 49. I followed the instructions as described below (moved my .vimrc, .vim, and a .gvimrc to a backup) and ran the defaults command to
      Message 2 of 7 , Dec 2, 2009
        Ok, I'm using Snapshot 49. I followed the instructions as described  below (moved my .vimrc, .vim, and a .gvimrc to a backup) and ran the defaults command to reset them.

        Then in terminal I migrate to a directory beneath /Users/rick ie /Users/rick/temp and type "mvim"

        When I type :pwd it's displaying /Users/rick not /Users/rick/temp

        On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 4:39 AM, björn <bjorn.winckler@...> wrote:
        2009/12/2 Rick R:
        > Cool thanks.
        > Just doing
        > mvim .
        > works fine for the dir I'm in.

        This should not be necessary...simply typing "mvim" should open up
        MacVim in the current directory (I do this all the time).

        Please follow the instructions at

        http://code.google.com/p/macvim/wiki/ReportingBugs

        and see if you can figure out what causes the problem.

        Björn

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      • björn
        ... ...and you are certain that you re using the mvim script that comes bundled with the snapshot? (btw the latest version is 51) It sounds to me like your
        Message 3 of 7 , Dec 2, 2009
          2009/12/2 Rick R:
          > Ok, I'm using Snapshot 49. I followed the instructions as described  below
          > (moved my .vimrc, .vim, and a .gvimrc to a backup) and ran the defaults
          > command to reset them.
          >
          > Then in terminal I migrate to a directory beneath /Users/rick ie
          > /Users/rick/temp and type "mvim"
          >
          > When I type :pwd it's displaying /Users/rick not /Users/rick/temp

          ...and you are certain that you're using the "mvim" script that comes
          bundled with the snapshot? (btw the latest version is 51) It sounds
          to me like your "mvim" is simply an alias to "open -a MacVim.app".
          What is the response if you open Terminal and enter

          which mvim
          alias mvim

          ?

          What happens if you open up Terminal.app and enter

          /Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim -f -g

          ? (Assuming you've placed MacVim.app in your Applications folder,
          adjust the path otherwise.)

          Björn

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        • Rick R
          Thanks Bjorn. That was the problem.. stupid me. I did have an alias in there starting up MacVim. I moved the mvim script to my home bin which is on my path and
          Message 4 of 7 , Dec 2, 2009
            Thanks Bjorn. That was the problem.. stupid me. I did have an alias in there starting up MacVim. I moved the mvim script to my home bin which is on my path and removed the alias and now things are well.

            (Sorry for the confusion and thanks for you patience. I had installed MacVim a while ago and must have set up that alias at that time, I then started using TextMate but now I'm back to MacVim (I'd rather get good at one editor that I can use on all systems.) I also had the mvim script in /usr/bin and thought that's what was being called instead of the alias (that might have been an older mvim script though, not even a snapshot. I removed that one as well.)


            On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:41 PM, björn <bjorn.winckler@...> wrote:
            2009/12/2 Rick R:
            > Ok, I'm using Snapshot 49. I followed the instructions as described  below
            > (moved my .vimrc, .vim, and a .gvimrc to a backup) and ran the defaults
            > command to reset them.
            >
            > Then in terminal I migrate to a directory beneath /Users/rick ie
            > /Users/rick/temp and type "mvim"
            >
            > When I type :pwd it's displaying /Users/rick not /Users/rick/temp

            ...and you are certain that you're using the "mvim" script that comes
            bundled with the snapshot? (btw the latest version is 51)  It sounds
            to me like your "mvim" is simply an alias to "open -a MacVim.app".
            What is the response if you open Terminal and enter

            which mvim
            alias mvim

            ?

            What happens if you open up Terminal.app and enter

            /Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim -f -g

            ?  (Assuming you've placed MacVim.app in your Applications folder,
            adjust the path otherwise.)

            Björn

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