Re: Default editor
- From: Nigel Henry <cave.dnb2m97pp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 19:12:01 +0200
On Saturday 13 September 2008 17:54, PleegWat wrote:
Karl Larsen wrote:
Jason Wilson wrote:
I apologize in advance if this is a bit off-topic. Using Ubuntu 8.04,
any time I double-click on a text file, gedit opens up. It seems that it
is set as my default text editor. How do I change it? I'd like to use
GVim as I like it better. So, what's the process to change default
editors in Gnome?
Thanks in advance.
| Jason Wilson |
| jwilson@xxxxxxxxxx |
| www.noosaj.com |
Choose a file that causes Gedit to be called. Right click the file
and click on Open with and it will now be Gedit. Reset it to Gvim and
you will be set. Now...why anyone wants vim as an editor is beyond me :-)
Well, once you're past the learning cliff, vi is simply a much faster to
use, more powerful editor. IMHO of course.
Personally I use GUI text editors most of the time (Gedit,Kwrite,etc), as it's
easy to find the files that I want to edit. I have made changes
to /etc/X11/xorg.conf though, and have lost the Xserver. Not using vi/vim on
a regular basis, I found that nano was easier to use for the odd occasion
that I needed to use a text mode text editor.
the biggest problem I find in using text mode text editors is finding the file
that I want to edit, and it's name.
For example. nano /etc/X11 results in "this is a directory", and unless you
know the filename that you want to edit in /etc/X11 you're back to square
I've never known how to find out which files are contained in a directory,
when using text mode text editors, so that I can then select a file to edit.
Any help on the problem above gratefully received.
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