on Sun, Jan 09, 2000 at 08:25:20PM +0100, Thomas Köhler typed aloud:
| On Sun, Jan 09, 2000 at 05:28:35PM +0100,
| Brent Verner <brent@...
| > Can anyone help me here? How can I start vim in insert mode using
| > vim -c '<mystery>' -- I do not want :insertmode behavior. I've
| > spent the past two hours going in circles here, please help.
| I'd expect
| vim -c 'au VimEnter * startinsert' filename
| to do what you want, but for some strange reaosn, it doesn't. It waits
| for some action to be taken before it goes into insert mode. Strange.
| I'm running vim-5.6a with included patches 1-18.
yeah, that's the same result i was having, but i found a workaround.
just make .vimrc-mutt with ':startinsert' in it and use
vim -s ~/.vimrc-mutt. does exactly what I need (er, want). FWIW, this
behavior was observed in 5.5.42, 5.5.62, 5.5.0 and 5.5.15.