Open with Vim

Hi

When I right-click on a text file I wish to open with Vim, it launches Vim but
without opening the file. Instead, I’ve got the Vim intro screen like the one you got when you run Vim alone.

Is the /usr/share/applications/vim.desktop file ok ?

Difficult to say without seeing your version. Perhaps also check under /usr/local/share/applications/ & ~/.local/share/applications/ for any rogue .desktop files that might be overriding the stock behaviour.

How are you attempting to open the text file? Is this in thunar? Try starting the file manager from a terminal and see if it returns any error messages there when you experience the problem.

I’m using pcmanfm, and termite as a terminal.
Then:

/home/bigd/.config/termite/config parsing failed: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type

Yes, got no termite folder in my .config.

Can we see the output of

grep 'text/plain' ~/.config/mimeapps.list

Did you check for other .desktop files?

find /usr ~ -name vim.desktop
$ grep "text/plain" ~/.config/mimeapps.list 
text/plain=geany.desktop
text/plain=geany.desktop;sqlitebrowser.desktop;libreoffice-calc.desktop;org.gnome.meld.desktop;

and

$ find /usr -name vim.desktop

shows nothing but the /usr/share/applications/vim.desktop
which content is:

# The vim.desktop file is generated by src/po/Makefile, do NOT edit.
# Edit the src/po/vim.desktop.in file instead.
[Desktop Entry]
# Translators: This is the Application Name used in the Vim desktop file
Name[de]=Vim
Name[eo]=Vim
Name[fr]=Vim
Name[ru]=Vim
Name[sr]=Vim
Name[tr]=Vim
Name=Vim
# Translators: This is the Generic Application Name used in the Vim desktop file
GenericName[de]=Texteditor
GenericName[eo]=Tekstoredaktilo
GenericName[fr]=Éditeur de texte
GenericName[ja]=テキストエディタ
GenericName[ru]=Текстовый редактор
GenericName[sr]=Едитор текст
GenericName[tr]=Metin Düzenleyici
GenericName=Text Editor
# Translators: This is the comment used in the Vim desktop file
Comment[de]=Textdateien bearbeiten
Comment[eo]=Redakti tekstajn dosierojn
Comment[fr]=Éditer des fichiers texte
Comment[ja]=テキストファイルを編集します
Comment[ru]=Редактирование текстовых файлов
Comment[sr]=Уређујте текст фајлове
Comment[tr]=Metin dosyaları düzenleyin
Comment=Edit text files
# The translations should come from the po file. Leave them here for now, they will
# be overwritten by the po file when generating the desktop.file.
GenericName[da]=Teksteditor
GenericName[pl]=Edytor tekstu
GenericName[is]=Ritvinnsluforrit
Comment[af]=Redigeer tekslêers
Comment[am]=የጽሑፍ ፋይሎች ያስተካክሉ
Comment[ar]=حرّر ملفات نصية
Comment[az]=Mətn fayllarını redaktə edin
Comment[be]=Рэдагаваньне тэкставых файлаў
Comment[bg]=Редактиране на текстови файлове
Comment[bn]=টেক্স্ট ফাইল এডিট করুন
Comment[bs]=Izmijeni tekstualne datoteke
Comment[ca]=Edita fitxers de text
Comment[cs]=Úprava textových souborů
Comment[cy]=Golygu ffeiliau testun
Comment[da]=Rediger tekstfiler
Comment[el]=Επεξεργασία αρχείων κειμένου
Comment[en_CA]=Edit text files
Comment[en_GB]=Edit text files
Comment[es]=Edita archivos de texto
Comment[et]=Redigeeri tekstifaile
Comment[eu]=Editatu testu-fitxategiak
Comment[fa]=ویرایش پرونده‌های متنی
Comment[fi]=Muokkaa tekstitiedostoja
Comment[ga]=Eagar comhad Téacs
Comment[gu]=લખાણ ફાઇલોમાં ફેરફાર કરો
Comment[he]=ערוך קבצי טקסט
Comment[hi]=पाठ फ़ाइलें संपादित करें
Comment[hr]=Uređivanje tekstualne datoteke
Comment[hu]=Szövegfájlok szerkesztése
Comment[id]=Edit file teks
Comment[is]=Vinna með textaskrár
Comment[it]=Modifica file di testo
Comment[kn]=ಪಠ್ಯ ಕಡತಗಳನ್ನು ಸಂಪಾದಿಸು
Comment[ko]=텍스트 파일을 편집합니다
Comment[lt]=Redaguoti tekstines bylas
Comment[lv]=Rediģēt teksta failus
Comment[mk]=Уреди текстуални фајлови
Comment[ml]=വാചക രചനകള് തിരുത്തുക
Comment[mn]=Текст файл боловсруулах
Comment[mr]=गद्य फाइल संपादित करा
Comment[ms]=Edit fail teks
Comment[nb]=Rediger tekstfiler
Comment[ne]=पाठ फाइललाई संशोधन गर्नुहोस्
Comment[nl]=Tekstbestanden bewerken
Comment[nn]=Rediger tekstfiler
Comment[no]=Rediger tekstfiler
Comment[or]=ପାଠ୍ଯ ଫାଇଲଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ସମ୍ପାଦନ କରନ୍ତୁ
Comment[pa]=ਪਾਠ ਫਾਇਲਾਂ ਸੰਪਾਦਨ
Comment[pl]=Edytuj pliki tekstowe
Comment[pt]=Editar ficheiros de texto
Comment[pt_BR]=Edite arquivos de texto
Comment[ro]=Editare fişiere text
Comment[sk]=Úprava textových súborov
Comment[sl]=Urejanje datotek z besedili
Comment[sq]=Përpuno files teksti
Comment[sr@Latn]=Izmeni tekstualne datoteke
Comment[sv]=Redigera textfiler
Comment[ta]=உரை கோப்புகளை தொகுக்கவும்
Comment[th]=แก้ไขแฟ้มข้อความ
Comment[tk]=Metin faýllary editle
Comment[uk]=Редактор текстових файлів
Comment[vi]=Soạn thảo tập tin văn bản
Comment[wa]=Asspougnî des fitchîs tecses
Comment[zh_CN]=编辑文本文件
Comment[zh_TW]=編輯文字檔
TryExec=vim
Exec=vim %f
Terminal=true
Type=Application
# Translators: Search terms to find this application. Do NOT change the semicolons! The list MUST also end with a semicolon!
Keywords[de]=Text;Editor;
Keywords[eo]=Teksto;redaktilo;
Keywords[fr]=Texte;éditeur;
Keywords[ja]=テキスト;エディタ;
Keywords[ru]=текст;текстовый редактор;
Keywords[sr]=Текст;едитор;
Keywords[tr]=Metin;düzenleyici;
Keywords=Text;editor;
# Translators: This is the Icon file name. Do NOT translate
Icon=gvim
Categories=Utility;TextEditor;
StartupNotify=false
MimeType=text/english;text/plain;text/x-makefile;text/x-c++hdr;text/x-c++src;text/x-chdr;text/x-csrc;text/x-java;text/x-moc;text/x-pascal;text/x-tcl;text/x-tex;application/x-shellscript;text/x-c;text/x-c++;

No extra vim.desktop anywhere.

@bigdatalebowsky
Was just going to do the same thing.