How to set vim as your default editor in Ubuntu

Programming and specially coding has taken a quantum leap over the years. But what's not changed much are the developers..;). I have seen too many so called developers who know only to code IDE's like Eclipse, Netbeans, IntelliJ, etc. I respect them. I do not admonish them. In fact I am a master of developing swing applications in java. But I never wrote the code for the artifacts. I used the Netbeans UI designer for most parts of it. But to learn coding that stays with you forever and for hardcore coders, I guess editors like emacs and vim gives the ultimate pleasure.

I got  introduced into vim way late in my  programming career, i.e, almost 6 months back. But since then there is no looking back. I do most of my day to day operations using vim. I write codings in vim, I do my shell scripting in vim and the best part of it, I even read tweets from twitter and post tweet from vim and its fun. No gui and no hassles and no slow ram, processer and no distractions, just a terminal...:) Don't you think its eternal bliss?

But since its a terminal based editor people think that can be opened up only from a terminal. But even it can be set as your default editor when you open a file from file managers like nautilus. Here is the link on how it should be done.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/72535/creating-desktop-files-to-use-on-the-open-with-other-application-tab

Here is one more link that tells you how to set default editors of your own choice in linux.

http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/2-ways-to-change-default-text-editor-in-ubuntu/

If you are a "not so geeky , but don't want to be meeky" kind of a guy, I am sure you will like this setup..;) Looking forward to hearing comments about this. And even if there are many comments we can set up a twitter meet on #usingvim sometime..:).

Happy Working....



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