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By default, Cygwin does ''not'' include the improved version of vi, and this results in ~/.vimrc being ignored. To create a custom configuration file, you have two options:
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By default, Cygwin does ''not'' include the improved version of vi, and this results in <code>~/.vimrc</code> being ignored. To create a custom configuration file, you have two options:
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*Store your vi configuration settings in <code>~/.virc</code>.
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*Install Vim via setup.exe (see note below).
   
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For option 2, you will have to launch vi with the Vim command or add an alias to ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc. like so:
<li>Store your vi configuration settings in ~/.virc</li>
 
<li>Install vim via setup.exe (see note below)</li>
 
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For option 2, you will have to launch vi with the vim command or add an alias to ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc. like so:
 
 
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echo "alias vi=vim" >> ~/.bashrc
 
echo "alias vi=vim" >> ~/.bashrc
 
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created July 16, 2013 · complexity basic · version 7.0

By default, Cygwin does not include the improved version of vi, and this results in ~/.vimrc being ignored. To create a custom configuration file, you have two options:

  • Store your vi configuration settings in ~/.virc.
  • Install Vim via setup.exe (see note below).

For option 2, you will have to launch vi with the Vim command or add an alias to ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc. like so: echo "alias vi=vim" >> ~/.bashrc

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