iTerm and VIM

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by acidity, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. acidity macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have been using iTerm, vim, XFolders for last 2 weeks (after being a Windows GUI user for lifetime) and I like it.

    I have a question. Is it possible to do the following operation?

    (PS: This question pertains to XFolders and iTerm but it can apply for Finder + Terminal.app too)

    Whenever I select a text file (or any kinds of file), I want to start a new tab (or window of iTerm), start vim in the console with that file.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. rksprst macrumors member

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    #2
    Maybe doing it this way will work: install rcdefaultapps ( http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/ )

    then write a shell script that says "vim %"

    make the default app that opens .txt files that shell script

    ...totally not sure if this will work, but possibly?
     
  3. acidity thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. acidity thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like a hack. I will say that installing VIM from macvim.org as vim.app and then set it from Finder. No need to write my own shell. But now I have to figure out if I can change the default keystroke for cycling between windows of same app from Command + ` to something of my preference.

    Probably I can do it with quicksilver but I dont know how to do it. New to quicksilver also :)
     

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