Question or issue on macOS:
Once we install Vim on our MacOS, we can use it for programming in any of the languages or for editing of any of the documents. To get started with the Vim, we either type simply vim on command line or we can open it via GUI by double clicking the vim icon shown in the Applications. Vim opens in the terminal which is shown in the image.
I have MacVim installed and I am trying to set it up as the editor for Git (version control), but I can’t run ‘mvim’ from the command line as it isn’t recognised. How do I setup mvim so I can run it from Terminal?
How to solve this problem?
- Further learning. Select visually, add w /myPartialfile.txt when you select visualy, after type ':' in order to enter a command, you'll see ' appear after the ':' 'w /myfile.
- First, install it. On your Mac, you can use Homebrew: $ brew install tmux. Ubuntu or Debian users can user apt-get: $ sudo apt-get install tmux. Now, colors are also an issue when running Vim within Tmux. Create or edit the file /.tmux.conf: $ vim /.tmux.conf set -g default-terminal 'screen-256color' Now we're ready to use Tmux.
Solution no. 1:
There should be a script named mvim in the root of the .bz2 file. Copy this somewhere into your $PATH ( /usr/local/bin would be good ) and you should be sorted.
Solution no. 2:
I don’t think I’d to add anything to the path, did
should then open macvim in the terminal, you can also go ahead and alias that
Solution no. 3:
If you go the brew route, the best way to install would be:
That will provide mvim, vim, vi, view, etc. in /usr/local/bin (all symlinked to the copy in the Cellar). This also removes the need to create any aliases and also changes your vi, vim, etc. to all use the same Vim distribution as your MacVim.
Solution no. 4:
In addition, if you want to use MacVim (or GVim) as
$EDITOR, you should be aware that by default MacVim will fork a new process from the parent, resulting in the MacVim return value not reaching the parent process. This may confuse other applications, but Git seems to check the status of a temporary commit message file, which bypasses this limitation. In general, it is a good practice to
export VISUAL='mvim -f' to ensure MacVim will not fork a new process when called, which should give you what you want when using it with your shell environment.
Solution no. 5:
If you already have macVim installed:
/Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim -g will give you macVim GUI.
just add an alias.
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gvim because that is what i use on linux for gnome-vim.
alias gvim='/Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim -g'
Solution no. 6:
Assume MacVim is installed in the Application folder.
Instead of adding MacVim path to your environment, create a link by typing this in terminal:
sudo ln -s /Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/bin/mvim /usr/local/bin/mvim
Then, open a new terminal window/tab and type
Solution no. 7:
If you have homeBrew installed, this is all you have to do:
mvim in your terminal to run MacVim.
Solution no. 8:
Here’s what I did:
After building Macvim I copied mvim to one of my $PATH destinations (In this case I chose /usr/local/bin)
Then when you invoke mvim it is now recognised but there is an annoying thing. It opens the visual MacVim window, not the one in terminal. To do that, you have to invoke
To make sure every time you call mvim you don’t have to remember to add the ‘-v’ you can create an alias:
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alias mvim=’mvim -v’
However, this alias will only persist for this session of the Terminal. To have this alias executed every time you open a Terminal window, you have to include it in your .profile
The .profile should be in your home directory. If it’s not, create it.
include the alias command in there and save it.
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Solution no. 9:
I’m adding Bard Park’s comment here for that was the real answer for me:
Since mvim is simply a shell script, you can download it directly from the MacVim source at GitHub here: http://raw.github.com/b4winckler/macvim/master/src/MacVim/mvim
Solution no. 10:
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I’d seriously recommend installing MacVim via MacPorts (
sudo port install MacVim).
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When installed, MacPorts automatically updates your profile to include /opt/local/bin in your path, and so when mvim is installed as /opt/local/bin/mvim during the install of MacVim you’ll find it ready to use straight away.
When you install the MacVim port the MacVim.app bundle is installed in /Applications/MacPorts for you too.
A good thing about going the MacPorts route is that you’ll also be able to install git too (
sudo port install git-core) and many many other ports. Highly recommended.