Bug#760512: Please ship a vim.desktop file with Terminal=true

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Thu Sep 4 20:56:05 UTC 2014

Package: vim
Version: 2:7.4.430-1
Severity: wishlist

Please consider shipping a file /usr/share/applications/vim.desktop,
with the following contents:

[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=Text editor
Exec=vim %F

(Ideally, change the Icon= line to reference a Vim icon.)

This would make it easier to use Vim to open text files and patches, by
making it show up in various graphical interfaces as a program capable
of doing so.

- Josh Triplett

-- Package-specific info:

--- real paths of main Vim binaries ---
/usr/bin/vi is /usr/bin/vim.basic
/usr/bin/vim is /usr/bin/vim.basic

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1      2.2.52-1.1
ii  libc6        2.19-10
ii  libgpm2      1.20.4-6.1
ii  libselinux1  2.3-2
ii  libtinfo5    5.9+20140712-2
ii  vim-common   2:7.4.430-1
ii  vim-runtime  2:7.4.430-1

vim recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim suggests:
pn  ctags        <none>
pn  vim-doc      <none>
ii  vim-scripts  20130814

-- no debconf information

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