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11255Re: Trailing ^M characters in .vimrc?

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  • Maximilian Nickel
    Feb 28, 2010
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      On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Jonathan <jonathan.weed@...> wrote:
      > Apologies if this is an obvious problem, but the solutions I've been
      > looking at don't seem to work.
      >
      > When I load MacVim (via mvim from the terminal), the following error
      > messages appear:
      >
      >>Error detected while processing /Users/jweed/.vimrc:
      >>line    2:
      >>E488: Trailing characters: nocompatible^M
      >>line    5:
      >>E474: Invalid argument: columns=80^M
      >>line    6:
      >>E474: Invalid argument: wrapmargin=8^M
      >>line    7:
      >>E492: Not an editor command: ^M
      >
      > Based on information I've found online, this seems to be a problem
      > with line encodings. The only solutions I've found suggest fixing this
      > problem by running a substitute command: %s/\r/\r/g. I've tried this
      > (from inside MacVim) and it seems to work fine, but when I restart
      > mvim the same error occurs and my .vimrc options are not set.
      >
      > Any suggestions? For reference, my .vimrc appears below, as it appears
      > when I open it in macvim.
      >
      > Thanks, Jonathan
      >

      You can open that file, enter "set fileformat=mac" and write it again.
      This should convert all line-endings to a Mac-friendly format.

      Regards,
      Max

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