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Re: [vox-tech] Vim and vim-perl
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Re: [vox-tech] Vim and vim-perl



Well that works :), I'll just use an alias vi="vi -X"
Jay
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Troy Arnold" <troy-vox@zenux.net>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Vim and vim-perl


> On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 03:50:53PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > Hi (I'm going to attempt to be clear the first time around)
> >
> > Before:
> > When only vim was installed, I would ssh to my box, and vim a file.
like
> > when on the console, all I'd have in my ssh session was a vim session
till I
> > qw
> >
> > After I installed vim-perl:
> > -  vim now wants an xserver running, regardless if I'm asking for a gui
vim
> > or not.
> > - when I gvim a file everything happens as I expect.  I get an X
application
> > pop up on my screen in addition to my ssh session.
> > - when I vim a file and don't have an xserver running I get and error:
> >         X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server
> > shutdown).
> > - when I vim a file and DO have an xserver running, i get vim in my ssh
> > client like i did in the "before" situation
> >
> > Is this the expected behavior?  I would have though, I'd only need my
> > xserver running if I asked for an x application (gvim or vim -g)
>
> I think it vim's behaviour in this instance depends upon what libraries
> the vim binary is linked against.
>
> This doesn't really answer the why, but vim -X instructs vim not to
> request a connection to the X server.  Nice over slow links even when
> you *do* have an available X server.
>
> -troy
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