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53858Re: vimrc on windows

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  • Antoine J. Mechelynck
    Sep 29, 2004
      Dan Sharp <dwsharp@...> wrote:
      > Antoine J. Mechelynck wrote:
      > > David.Fishburn@... wrote:
      > >
      > > > NB. I don't see an "Application Data" subdir in my C:\Documents
      > > > and Settings\Tony (aka %USERPROFILE%) on my new (French-language)
      > > > XP system.
      > > > That directory is hidden, so in explorer you have to tell it to
      > > > show hidden files.
      > > > Dave
      > >
      > > [...]
      > >
      > > Oh, I see. And I tend to forget that in CMD.EXE I have to use /A:
      > > to see the full contents, hidden or not (on my former system I ueds
      > > NDOS.COM, a clone of 4DOS.COM, and there I could tell it once and
      > > for all that I always wanted to see them). On Unix I seem to
      > > remember ls -a somewhat more easily -- and I can use aliases.
      >
      > For the 'dir' command, you can set the DIRCMD environment variable to
      > contain whatever flags you want to use by default. See the output of
      >
      > help dir
      >
      > in a CMD.EXE prompt.

      I used to know but forgot. Thanks for reminding me.
      >
      > >
      > > Does CMD.EXE know anything similar to the "alias" command of bash
      > > and 4DOS? It'd be useful. (I already found out about
      > > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|HKEY_CURRENT_USER]\Software\Microsoft\Command
      > > Processor\AutoRun and set it to run a BAT script of my choice when
      > > it starts up. I don't like editing the registry but in this case it
      > > seemed simple enough -- and it works AFAICT)
      >
      > From the CMD.EXE prompt, type
      >
      > help doskey
      >
      > doskey is a program (available starting with Dos 6.x, I believe) to
      > give more shell-like capabilities to the command interpreter. On
      > Win9x, it is an executable file that you must load manually, usually
      > in the autoexec.bat. On NT/XP systems, it is built in. Type part of
      > a command and hit F8 to cycle through matching commands from the
      > history. hit F7 to get a popup menu of the history. You can also
      > define macros, like
      > doskey dira=dir /a
      >
      > You can put all the aliases in a file, then add a line to your AutoRun
      > script like
      >
      > doskey /macrofile=filename
      >
      > to have all the aliases preloaded each type you open a command prompt.

      Wow! Thanks

      > BTW, I didn't know about the AutoRun option. That will be quite
      > useful, especially combined with the macros. Thanks!

      CMD.EXE /? told me about it. Lots of interesting stuff there. (several
      screenfuls, but it pauses, no need to filter it explicitly through MORE).
      >
      > Let's see...I don't think the 'help' references are enough to bring
      > this back to Vim. What to add? Oh, regarding the placement of
      > vimfiles, I like it all under Vim. That way, I can just zip up the
      > one directory tree to move everything to another machine, and can
      > synchronize between them easily.
      >
      > Dan Sharp

      Best regards,
      Tony.
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