[arch-general] Vim with X

Manolo Martínez manolo at austrohungaro.com
Tue Nov 15 09:00:03 EST 2011

Hello everyone,

As it is now, the standalone vim cannot copy to and from the X clipboard. For a
vim that does this, one needs to install gvim, which pulls a number of
dependencies that you don't really need if you don't use the GUI.

I guess the rationale for this is that people using vim in console have no use
for X support, and the rest will be happy to use gvim. But I think many people
-- at any rate, I'm one of them -- use vim in a terminal emulator in X. We
don't want gvim, but we find copying and pasting to and from the clipboard

Any chance that the policy on compile flags to use for vim could be revised?



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