39669Re: Starting gvim without GUI
- Apr 26, 2005Gautam Iyer wrote:
> Hi All,Being on a Unix-like system, you stand already better than someone on
> So I've the following problem:
> My system has vim complied (without GUI, and normal feature list) in
> /usr/bin/vim. It also has vim compliled (with GUI, huge features, perl
> python etc) in /usr/bin/gvim. On the rare occasion I need to use one the
> perl/python interface, I have to use gvim. But I *don't* want to start
> the GUI. Is there any way I can do this?
> "vim -g" will start the gui. However there is no corresponding option to
> "not start" the GUI if the program name is gvim. I can ofcourse put a
> symlink called "vim-huge" in my ~/bin directory pointing to
> /usr/bin/gvim. But I'd like to avoid that ... (and hoping a command line
> option will be added to acomplish this task).
> Thanks in advance.
W32 (where it is _not_ possible to start in console mode a version of
Vim with GUI compiled-in).
I see two possible solutions to your questions:
Method 1: Move your gvim executable to the X11 executable directory
under the name vim (and with a softlink gvim -> vim pointing to it). You
can then invoke it in console mode with an explicit path, something like
/usr/X11/bin/vim (or whatever).
Method 2: Use a softlink vim (or vim-something) -> /usr/bin/gvim. That
softlink could be named ~/bin/vim-huge or even ~/vim (out of your $PATH,
and call it explicitly as ~/vim).
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