If you install gVim separately, after you've installed it, make sure
you're getting the right one from Cygwin by typing "which gvim" at a
Cygwin prompt.  If you get the one inside cygwin, you'll need to
adjust your Windows path so the correct gVim is found.  I only have
vim (not gVim) in my Cygwin bin folder, so I avoid the problem


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 10:37 PM
To: Ananya M (RBIN/ECM1)
Cc: vim@vim.org
Subject: Re: Cygwin defaced Vim. Help.

> Hi,
> I am a very new to vim, and am absolutely smitten by it.
> I installed cygwin on my comp.
> Now gVim is showing up with '$' symbols at the end of every line,
> ugly '>-----' headless arrows at the start of every line.
> Also while in INSERT mode each press of the spacebar results in a $ 
> sign showing up at the cursor. Even my favorite "Crisp" font is not 
> being used by vim despite of having an entry in _vimrc.
> I tried to tweak _vimrc but it didn’t help.
> Attached is copy of my _vimrc file. (text version, my fwall blocks 
> unknown extensions!)

How did you get your gVim? in Windows there can be several versions:

1. Compiled in Cygwin by make -f Makefile, this could run in cygwin/X
2. Compiled in Cygwin by make -f Make_cyg.mak, this is Windows native
version compiled by cygwin 3. Compiled with VC by nmake -f
Make_mvc.mak, this is Windows native version compiled by vc

If you want gVim, I recommend a Windows native version in Windows, not
the cygwin/X version.

Sincerely, Pan, Shi Zhu. ext: 2606

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