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I'm running gvim on my mac from /usr/local/bin. If I invoke it from a terminal window it opens it up in a new window. I'd like to get it to just run in the same window I'm already using. How do I do that? I realize this is probably a really dumb question but I'm a big time mac noob.

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You don't. you use vim or vi. – DaveParillo Jan 6 '10 at 21:43
gvim doesn't run in a terminal, it needs its own graphical window. As the others said, use vim instead. – pavium Jan 6 '10 at 21:48
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'gvim' is the graphical version of vim. Try /usr/local/bin/vim instead.

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