13273Re: Does MacVim require separate installation of vim?
- Jun 18, 2012On 13/06/12 7:49 PM, Eric Weir wrote:
> Somehow, when I was getting started with vim, I ended up with a vim installation
> to ~\ and a MacVim installation in \Applications. Before I started using
> vim-addon-manager I installed plugins to the vim installation.
> If I'm using MacVim, do I actually need the separate vim installation? If not, and
> if I had reason to do a manual installation of a plugin---not very likely, but I'm
> curious---where would I put it?
Only the runtime files shipped with Vim are stored in
/Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/Resources/vim/runtime. (The runtime
files for the Mac OS X version of Vim are in /usr/share/vim/vim73 or
In both cases, the user's runtime files go in ~/.vim.
The user's vimrc belongs at ~/.vimrc and system ones vary in location.
Issuing :version inside Vim can give you more information. :echo $VIM
and :echo $VIMRUNTIME and :echo $HOME can help you understand the
P.S. Probably best not to cross-post. I'm replying only on vim_mac, since this is
a fairly Mac-specific question.
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