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Using gvim as editor on Windows 7

From: Daryl Lee
Subject: Using gvim as editor on Windows 7
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:22:51 -0600
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I just bought the newly announced book "GNU Octave Beginner's Guide" and discovered I should be able to redefine the default editor. My preferred editor is gvim, and I'm on Windows 7, Octave 3.2.4. I have not been able to work out the syntax for passing a filename to gvim for editing. Here's what I've done:

edit editor "gvim"
edit .octaverc

With that I get "Create process failed..."

So I spelled out the path:

edit editor "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Vim\\vim73\\gvim.exe"
edit .octaverc

With that I get a nice gvim editor, but no file opened, and this in the console:

warning: edit: some elements in list of return values are undefined
error: matrix cannot be indexed with .

So I add %s to the command:

edit editor "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Vim\\vim73\\gvim.exe %s"
edit .octaverc

And that has no effect (gvim launched, no file, and same warnings).

I'm sure I'm missing something. I know the authors of the book targeted Linux, so I'm wondering if someone has suggestions on how to do this with Windows?

Daryl Lee

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