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MacVim on OSX

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MacVim is a text/source editor for Mac that offers Vim built around GUI, that comes with extra features and support Mac-based keyboard shortcuts, which makes it very handy to use, MacVim added interactive interface like menus to tasks that had to be done using commands or keyboard shortcuts. It’s similar to GVim on Linux.

Installing Homebrew

To install MacVim we need to get Homebrew

Open Terminal ( + SPACE type terminal)

Paste this in your Terminal (You need to have XCode installed)

``` ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" ```
Install **MacVim** using Homebrew
``` brew install macvim ```
Adding shortcut to `~/Applications`.
``` brew linkapps macvim ```
If you want to set MacVim to open when `vim` is typed in the Terminal.
``` brew install macvim --override-system-vim ```
To check if everything is running fine run.
``` brew doctor ```
Now you have MacVim installed If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.