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How can I create a shortcut to open a terminal and launch vim (terminal version, not gvim) ?

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Create a shortcut with gnome-terminal -e vim as the target.

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Look up in the options of your favourite terminal and see which allows you to run a given program. Using xterm:

xterm -e vim

assuming that vim is in you $PATH.

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I recommend a keyboard shortcut then typing vi or vim in when terminal opens: Bind terminal to a key combination

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using an alias e.g.

alias tvim="gnome-terminal -e vim"

if you use gnome-terminal obviously

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