Thursday, May 3, 2007

Vim for your Macbook

As a long time Linux user and open source developer, this is one of the things that makes my Macbook feel like home. It is a ‘must have’ and you can find all you need to know at the Vim Mac OS X site.

It is also easy enough to install via the 'ports' if you have that installed:
# This will currently give you Vim v7.0.224.
#
$ sudo port install vim
Note that you need to be careful and ensure that you are using the ports version in /opt/local/bin/vim and not the Mac version I found in /usr/bin/vim (v6.2). I altered my PATH variable to point to first the /opt/local/bin before searching /usr/bin to solve this.