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39673Re: Starting gvim without GUI

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  • Torsten Luettgert
    Apr 27, 2005
      On Di, 2005-04-26 at 11:08 -0500, Gautam Iyer wrote:
      > Hi All,
      >
      > 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).

      What about

      DISPLAY= gvim

      (note the space between = and gvim)
      You'll get an "E233: cannot open display" and you must press return
      once at vim start, but it'll start without GUI.

      Regards,
      Torsten
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