Re: Gvim, Mac OS X and terminal settings
- Gabriel Birke wrote:
> Now I'm answering myself because I've found out new things (new for me,The "builtin_gui" terminal type can't be changed. It is handled
> not for experienced vim users):
> The reason for the behavior described in the previous mail is that in
> gvim the terminal type is set to "builtin_gui". This terminal type can
> not be changed.
> Now again my question:
> How can I get a fully functional terminal (readline support, bold
> character support, color support) environment from gvim?
> Can I define a termcap file for builtin_gui to make the terminal more
> comfortable? What capabilities has builtin_gui?
The GUI can use bold and color. If that doesn't work then there must be
something wrong with how you compiled Vim or with how you use it.
Starting a shell from within gvim indeed gives you a "dumb" terminal.
Supporting some simple terminal (e.g., a vt52) has been on the todo list
for a while. Including a terminal emulator inside Vim isn't a nice
thing, it makes Vim a bit more bulky. You can do something like
":!xterm -c command" if you need to.
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