Sounds like a path problem.
Yes! I can read a file into the current buffer via:
Now, how can I make it autoload the netrw module so that I can do it
from a cygwin command-line like this:
$ vi scp://machine//path/to/file
am I missing some environment variable? Is there a chance that vim
isn't reading my .vimrc before it tries to open the file specified on
1. bring up vim, :echo &rtp
Your system plugin, autoload, etc directories are generally rooted
at the second directory mentioned.
The first directory mentioned is typically where your personal
plugins, autoloads, etc should go
2. read up on :help $VIM (assuming you have help working). As a
small quote from the manual:
The environment variable "$VIM" is used to locate various user files
such as the user startup script ".vimrc". This depends on the system,
3. read up on :help $VIMRUNTIME. Again, a small quote:
The environment variable "$VIMRUNTIME" is used to locate various support
files, such as the on-line documentation and files used for syntax
highlighting. For example, the main help file is normally
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