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gvim 13 25.49%
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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gvim or vim?


Just curious... if you use gvim, why do you use it over vim? And if you use vim, why do you use it over gvim?

Thanks!
 
Old 10-31-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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I don't use all of their capabilities, so my preference is based on when/where I use them. I'm usually working at the command line so vim is always available. Although I like gvim, I don't always have a GUI available.

So, vim it is...
 
Old 10-31-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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Hi,

Vim.

I'm basically not a gui lover and as gilead indirectly stated: vim doesn't need all the extra's.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 01:38 PM   #4
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I use vim mostly not sure why probably cause I don't bother to compile vim with the gui. Other then that its probably cause when I need vim im in a command box or not in X at all. I probably use mousepad more tho.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 09:08 AM   #5
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I use the Gvim when in GUI and vim in CLI... or emacs
 
Old 11-01-2006, 09:29 AM   #6
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I always use gvim called as vim. That way, I can have niceties like the X clipboards and a adjusted xterm title bar, but still maintain a console look+feel because it doesn't open another window like normal gvim does. So my answer is... both.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 09:41 AM   #7
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I'm new to vim so I vote Gvim. Gvim is nice for beginners. Gvim is also nice if your to lazy to learn all the vim commands. I guess I'm lazy.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 12:46 PM   #8
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I prefer to use vim on the CLI. On Windoze, I use GVim. I suppose it's whichever I have available.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 07:49 AM   #9
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vim, just because command is short
 
Old 12-12-2006, 08:00 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darthbob88
I prefer to use vim on the CLI. On Windoze, I use GVim. I suppose it's whichever I have available.
Ditto. It's funny to see my co-workers faces when they try to figure out what program I'm using in Windows with the funny colors.


sleepy
 
Old 12-12-2006, 11:35 AM   #11
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vim

Because knowing it I can use it in either environment, w/o
having to rely on any "special features" that I'd miss out
on on a CLI. It does all I need (and if it doesn't I use
emacs instead :D )


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-12-2006, 11:40 AM   #12
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I guess I am lazy I use Cream:

Cream :: a modern configuration of the Vim text editor
Quote:
Cream shapes Vim into an interface you probably already know (sometimes called Common User Access [ext.link] ). Whether you are writing emails or developing large software applications, Cream saves you time and gets you up and running quickly.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 11:54 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by craigevil

I've had a look at it - no point for me getting used to it: it's
not like I can go and install it on all our production machines ;}

vi on the sparcs, vim on the linux-boxen.
vim and emacs on my desktop.


Cheers,
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:15 PM   #14
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Both, and vi.

I use vim or vi on my FreeBSD box and gvim on my Windows machines. Some of my jails on the FreeBSD box don't have vim installed, that is when I use vi.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 05:03 PM   #15
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vim because I'm used to the cmd line and also I tend to use a minimal set of cmds (too lazy to learn a lot/ don't need them), so nearly anything I do I can do in vi if needed.
Not least because, as noted above, most prod systems don't run a GUI, esp non-Linux type Unices.
 
  


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