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Kalixa
April 5th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Hello fellow vim users. I was wondering, do you use the GUI version of vim or do you use the command line version?

karellen
April 5th, 2007, 05:51 PM
none. gedit/leafpad suits my needs better

Luggy
April 5th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Once you start using vim, you can't use anything else.
:wq

Cloudy
April 5th, 2007, 06:01 PM
command line.

vf514
April 5th, 2007, 06:08 PM
They're Vim users. The answer should be obvious.

That said, I will be one of the rare GUI exceptions. I usually use Vim:

(1) on Windows, actually; and
(2) to insert commas in .csv files.

DC@DR
April 5th, 2007, 06:29 PM
I love Vim, and I always prefer CLI than GUI whenever it's possible. :-)

anaconda
April 5th, 2007, 07:15 PM
vim is better than gvim
it can be seen if you ever try to copy-paste with a mouse...

but I just recently got enough of vim and changed to scite... it is better.

NotPhil
April 5th, 2007, 07:21 PM
I use the Cream GUI.

Actually, I'm still keeping my eyes open for a good (GUI) text editor. Both (g)Vim and Cream are a little odd.

Arisna
April 5th, 2007, 07:39 PM
I use the CLI version on my Kubuntu machine because I'd rather do that than use a GTK application in KDE (I'm really particular about such things, for some not-very-good reason). To be perfectly honest, I use Kate most of the time, actually. At work I use GVim on Windows, though.

tbroderick
April 5th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Cli.

pikseli@work
June 3rd, 2008, 10:33 AM
GVim. KDE or not.

Vim is just so good. And so crappy. And it fails SO bad in some respects. Its like a hot rod with dinosaur parts.

I often Kate too.

bufsabre666
June 3rd, 2008, 10:51 AM
for vi its byfar the command line, although i still prefer gedit for pretty much everything, but ive done tons of code in vi in the command line

Seisen
June 3rd, 2008, 01:19 PM
CLI, it doesn't matter if I'm on a server or a desktop its always from the terminal.

dmizer
June 3rd, 2008, 02:10 PM
there's a gui version?!

in all seriousness though, i prefer nano. much more intuitive.

eldragon
June 3rd, 2008, 02:25 PM
command line all the way.

considering im usually editing config files from an upstairs computer, its faster through the command line through ssh,

i try to do all the configurations through the command line for obvious reasons: i dont want to be left in the dark during a xorg blackout :D

fissionmailed
June 3rd, 2008, 03:23 PM
Command line.

days_of_ruin
June 3rd, 2008, 04:24 PM
:!python myscript.py
Can you even do stuff like that in gvim?

beercz
June 3rd, 2008, 04:30 PM
command Line.
+1

medic2000
June 3rd, 2008, 04:32 PM
Of course command line :)

kerry_s
June 3rd, 2008, 05:51 PM
Once you start using vim, you can't use anything else.
:wq

i use xedit when i feel like a change.
i prefer>
:x
to quit and save in vi/vim

LaRoza
June 3rd, 2008, 06:09 PM
in all seriousness though, i prefer nano. much more intuitive.

Intuitive? You mean familiar to you.

To me, Vim is "intuitive" (I even sometimes do the commands in other apps).

Dr Small
June 3rd, 2008, 06:45 PM
I use Vim in the command line. Never knew of a GUI for it...

RiceMonster
June 3rd, 2008, 06:51 PM
never tried the GUI. I really don't see the point though...

Also, I HATE the way Vim is setup by default in Ubuntu. Luckily I only had to comment and uncomment one or two lines in the vimrc file to fix it.

cardinals_fan
June 3rd, 2008, 07:40 PM
Gvim is pointless. Command-line vim all the way!

dmizer
June 4th, 2008, 12:36 AM
Intuitive? You mean familiar to you.

To me, Vim is "intuitive" (I even sometimes do the commands in other apps).

i mean unintuitive as in, i had to break out the man page just to figure out how to insert text into a file. that's to say nothing of how frustratingly difficult it is to exit the thing.

:q
E37: No write since last change (add ! to override)
:!q
/bin/bash: q: command not found

shell returned 127

Press ENTER or type command to continue
<ENTER>
#back to vi ... what the ...

nano may not be intuitive regarding commands, but at least the primary commands are listed below the text box for easy reference. and ... they work as expected.

FFighter
June 4th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Once you start using vim, you can't use anything else.

Really? Why?

cardinals_fan
June 4th, 2008, 01:21 AM
i mean unintuitive as in, i had to break out the man page just to figure out how to insert text into a file. that's to say nothing of how frustratingly difficult it is to exit the thing.

:q
E37: No write since last change (add ! to override)
:!q
/bin/bash: q: command not found

shell returned 127

Press ENTER or type command to continue
<ENTER>
#back to vi ... what the ...

nano may not be intuitive regarding commands, but at least the primary commands are listed below the text box for easy reference. and ... they work as expected.
Vim is extremely counterintuitive when you first start it, but it becomes extraordinarily sensible once you understand it. After a half-an-hour with vimtutor, I've been vimming like a pro. I even use it to write my essays (the shortcuts are a lifesaver).

-grubby
June 4th, 2008, 01:21 AM
I voted option Number 3

I love Kate, I'm addicted to it. The only reason I install any KDE libraries are for Amarok and Kate anyways

DigitalDuality
June 4th, 2008, 03:30 AM
d

LaRoza
June 4th, 2008, 03:33 AM
i mean unintuitive as in, i had to break out the man page just to figure out how to insert text into a file. that's to say nothing of how frustratingly difficult it is to exit the thing.

nano may not be intuitive regarding commands, but at least the primary commands are listed below the text box for easy reference. and ... they work as expected.

I tried nano, and I had problems with it as well.

Vim is just as intuitive as another piece of software (meaning: it isn't).

I have :wq's in text of documents I used another editor.

macogw
June 4th, 2008, 04:50 AM
I use the Cream GUI.

Actually, I'm still keeping my eyes open for a good (GUI) text editor. Both (g)Vim and Cream are a little odd.

I tried Cream, and it took *way* too long to figure out how to get into command mode. Proper vim for me.


For everyone saying vim's unintuitive:
1) so is everything else
2) at least its shortcuts match those ones GMail and Google Reader have ingrained in you. Google borrowed them.

hugmenot
June 4th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Both. Gvim supports more colors and more diverse bindings that don't collide with or are masked by shell/terminal. Might also be faster wrt scrolling.
If using gvim I always switch off toolbars, menus, scrollbars.