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Re: Using gvim as editor on Windows 7

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: Using gvim as editor on Windows 7
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:11:42 -0400

On Jun 23, 2011, at 5:22 PM, Daryl Lee wrote:

> 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

I haven't tried this on WIndows, but with MacOS my octaverc contains ...

        edit editor "mvim %s"
        edit mode async

Perhaps you just need to add the second line?


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