I use nautilus as file manager and would like to use Vim instead of Gedit to edit my text files. Many files (log files, empty files, …) are already opened with Vim, however not all of them, e.g. tex files and XML files are still opened with Gedit.
update-alternatives --get-selections | grep edit yields
editor auto /usr/bin/vim.gnome gnome-text-editor manual /usr/bin/vim.gnome readline-editor auto /usr/bin/rlwrap
and I have also set the
EDITOR environment variables to point to vim.
Although the questions is about changing the default applicatin for any file type, it is fine to respond with a solution that just addresses the mentioned problem changing the default editor, since that is what bothers me at the moment.
The answer of “hesse” worked for most file types, but not for all. For instance Makefiles are still opened with Gedit.
file --mime-type Makefile returns
text/plain, which is already included in
file --mime-type somefile also returns
text/plain but is opened with Vim.
I use Debian unstable.