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Open file in iTerm vim for MacOS Sierra
-- TerminalVim.app
-- This creates a shim Application that will enable you to open files from the Finder in vim using iTerm
-- To use this script:
-- 1. Open Automator and create a new Application
-- 2. Add the "Run Applescript" action
-- 3. Paste this script into the Run Applescript section
-- 4. Save the application as TerminalVim.app in your Applications folder
-- 5. In the Finder, right click on a file and select "Open With". In that window you can set TerminalVim as a default
on run {input, parameters}
tell application "iTerm"
create window with default profile
tell front window
tell current session
write text ("vim " & quote & POSIX path of input & quote & "; exit")
end tell
end tell
end tell
end run
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@chaadow chaadow commented Dec 23, 2016

Thank you very much. I am running MacOS El capitan and it works.

May I suggest removing line number 13, because in my case, wether iTerm is open or not, it creates two windows : One with the file open, and one empty. ( maybe this is what you want? )

Additionnaly, I removed the & "; exit on line 16, so that I could close it as I would normally do if I ran the file directly from iTerm.

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@dariocravero dariocravero commented Mar 8, 2017

This is brilliant :) Thanks Charlie!

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@IllyaStarikov IllyaStarikov commented May 2, 2017

THANK YOU. Been scavenging the internet for a while for something like this.

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@ShiranC ShiranC commented Aug 13, 2017

Thank you!

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@natj natj commented Sep 29, 2017

Amazing! Thanks!

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@sdkks sdkks commented Nov 23, 2017

Thank you. Took some inspiration from this and did one for nvim
https://gist.github.com/sdkks/a017564ea65a781a9ce416d716e08f1e

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@xavierartot xavierartot commented Dec 20, 2017

@sdkks
Nice, you make my day :), I just started Nvim

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@KTGR771 KTGR771 commented Aug 21, 2018

It works.Thanks!And I think It will be great if can creat new tab when iTerm is running.

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@waldganger waldganger commented Sep 18, 2018

Many thanks for this script. It works on High Sierra.

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@maartenq maartenq commented Oct 20, 2018

It works.Thanks!And I think It will be great if can creat new tab when iTerm is running.

for opening in a new tab in possible opened iTerm2 (3.2.3 on OS X Mojave)

on run {input, parameters}
    set myPath to POSIX path of input
    set cmd to "vim " & quote & myPath & quote
    tell application "iTerm"
        activate
        tell current window
            create tab with default profile command cmd
        end tell
    end tell
end run
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@SilverEzhik SilverEzhik commented Mar 14, 2019

I made a version of this that handles opening multiple files.

https://gist.github.com/SilverEzhik/cec3f065e7ab7b93d9102df70fa60d9b

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@cinakyn cinakyn commented Oct 29, 2019

https://gist.github.com/cinakyn/a965c695b5d95def68ee84eb3d36befa

Above is cominated version of above. thanks authors.

  • multiple file wil be open with multiple vim tabs
  • new window will be created if not exist.
  • new tab will be created if window is not new one
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@normen normen commented Apr 25, 2020

Heres my two versions

  • One edits any selected text in place (e.g. in Mail, Safari etc.) on recent MacOS versions
  • The other can open files as an app or a quick action, just like the versions here. It also supports multiple files (tabs) and .vim session files.

Grab here: https://github.com/normen/vim-macos-scripts

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@dkarter dkarter commented May 1, 2020

So good! Thanks!

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