39683Re: Starting gvim without GUI
- Apr 27, 2005Gautam Iyer wrote:
> > >My system has vim complied (without GUI, and normal feature list) inDoesn't the "-v" argument do what you want? "gvim -v" runs like "vim",
> > >/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).
> > Being on a Unix-like system, you stand already better than someone on
> > 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).
> Thanks for the suggstions all. I guess there's no way out of doing some
> kind of symlink trick or fooling gvim into thinking there's no X server
> running. Unless ofcourse I patch the code myself and add the above
> command line option ... :)
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