You can open a file in Linux Mint Cinnamon (and in its file-manager Nemo) just by right-clicking on the file icon and choosing the "Open with Vim" menu item. This tip refers to Linux Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon.
Create the file
The name of the file is not important, however, the extension must be
Now open the file
vim.nemo_action with your preferred text editor and enter the following lines:
[Nemo Action] Active=true Name=Open with Vim Comment=Open %N with Vim in a terminal Exec=gnome-terminal --geometry=80x49 --working-directory=%P -e "vim %F" Icon-Name=vim Selection=s Extensions=nodirs; Dependencies=vim;
- github repo full syntax of the Nemo actions