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Poll: Do you use VIM in via the console or gui?
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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VIM Users: Do you use VIM via console or gui?


Hello,

For those of you who use VIM as a text editor, do you use it via the console/terminal or through the gui version (GVIM)? And do you operate in a graphical environment or not?

Feel free to explain your reasons why you use what you use?
 
Old 03-28-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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Yes, I use a graphical environment. I probably use Vim in a console more often, but I do use gVim also (especially on Windows).
 
Old 03-28-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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I only use VIM. Both in console and gfx env.

When i started using linux i only knew of one text editor and that was Pico. Then on a beautiful day a unix friend showed me VIM and the clouds dissappeared and the sun started shining and all was well in the universe. On occasion i use Nano, but only if the system does not have vim.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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vim ... everywhere
 
Old 03-28-2008, 08:55 PM   #5
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not only do I use vim from the cli and the gui both, I also use vim in windows, and on headless machines running ssh as the only interface. vim ftw.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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Vim - cli and gui. Got used to doing it that way before I learned that gvim even existed. I see no reason to change.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 09:29 PM   #7
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Often, vim-minimal is the only editor available in a boot disk or the rescue mode. Using gvim in a konsole is a good way to learn the shortcuts when you are new to vim.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 09:27 AM   #8
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All variations.

Gvim: for source code with open tabs usally
In xterm with cli: everyday usage with mutt, for example
On the console: administration tasks and stuff like that if there's no GUI
 
Old 03-29-2008, 12:26 PM   #9
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Quote:
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All variations.

Gvim: for source code with open tabs usally
In xterm with cli: everyday usage with mutt, for example
On the console: administration tasks and stuff like that if there's no GUI
Curious... why not use vim in an xterm/console for source code editing instead of gvim? Console vim has tabs too, along with most other vim features.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 12:47 PM   #10
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I got so used to using VI (note the missing M) in Solaris that when I use VIM; I put in my .vimrc a "set compatible" so that it works like the original VI...

Also I use hjkl instead of the arrow keys...arrow keys are for wimps

But I have used gvim in the past...but I'm much faster using VI(M) with hjkl...

-C
 
Old 03-29-2008, 01:37 PM   #11
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I use vi more than vim, and when I do use vim, it is in a console.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 02:16 PM   #12
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Pure vim.

Quote:
Originally Posted by custangro
Also I use hjkl instead of the arrow keys...arrow keys are for wimps
Brother!
 
Old 03-29-2008, 02:18 PM   #13
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I use both. Maybe a poll should have a
[ ] Both
option.
vi, vim, it's all better than Word.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 04:28 PM   #14
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Hello,

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Originally Posted by shambler View Post
it's all better than Word.
I can see it now - why won't the compiler process my sourcefile.doc without a whole mess of errors?
 
Old 03-29-2008, 04:29 PM   #15
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Hello,

Wow! 100% voting for the console version. And here I thought I was living in the past by using the console version over the gui (gvim).
 
  


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