How To Use Vim Editor With GUI In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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Here’s how to use Vim editor with GUI in Linux Mint / Ubuntu:

1. Install Cream for Vim. If you have Vim installed, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install cream

or if you don’t have Vim installed, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install vim cream

2. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>Accessories>Cream’ to start the application.

3. Start using Vim with all the facilities of a GUI based text editor!

2 Comments

  1. sabeer says:

    it realy helped… thanks a lot..

  2. Scott says:

    This would be like adding a pull-down menu interface around bash and boasting that now you are a bash user. Vim enables awesome editing abilities because of its keyboard interface and modal style, and Cream undoes almost all of it. The Kate text editor has a vi mode. It’s terrible, because at its heart Kate is a modeless editor. Vim, as Cream, is just as terrible, because at its heart it is a modal editor. The advantages that accrue to Vim users are erased in Cream by having to use the mouse and pull-down menus. It becomes just another modeless editor, and not a very good one, either.

    :wq