Re: lost settings with new vim/gvim
- Antoine J. Mechelynck wrote:
> Safest, but most labour-intensive, would start with printing (on paper) aThe two $VIMRUNTIME directories *should* be pretty much the same. (How
> directory listing of the full tree starting at /usr/share/vim/ (this would
> include both the old and new locations), then compare them by hand, noting
> which files are absent where, and what the dates are on those that are
> present on both sides. I think you can copy a file to a directory which
> doesn't have it, or maybe a later file onto an older one, but I don't take
> any responsibilities: it is your system, the final decision is yours.
> Maybe someone will come around with an easier solution.
many times have we advised people on this list not to change or add files under
$VIMRUNTIME? Exception: when you get an updated version of one of the
"official" runtime files.) If you got a distribution of vim from someone like
Red Hat, there may be a system vimrc (and/or gvimrc) file, and you can tell that
by reading the output of
If you really want to compare what files there are, I think that
$ diff -c -R /usr/share/vim /usr/local/share/vim | more
is easier than making hard copies.
HTH --Benji Fisher