SETUP MY CYGWIN ENVIRONMENTWed, Nov 5, 2014
Cygwin – bring *nix command line user experence (paritially though) and efficiency onto Windows. Below is the steps of setting up the Cygwin environment on my Windows.
Why Cygwin over other tools.
Cygwin path remapping
mintty color palette
Shell environment setup
Cygwin package manager
Cygwin Using Tips
Working with gVim of Windows
Most of the time, I prefer gui version of Vim than terminal version for it being free of various shackles of terminal emulator, such as key confliction, color presentation limit, UI rendering efficiency limit, etc.
First make sure a gVim instance already exists outside of Cygwin.
When I need to handle off some files to gVim for Windows, I can use
:h clientserver in gVim for details) command families, for example:
alias gvim='/c/Program Files/Vim/vim74/gvim.exe' gvim --remote-tab /path/of/file
it will open the file in new tab of an already running gVim instance.