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Re: [2] Whythere is folder called vimfiles?

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  • Antoine J. Mechelynck
    ... Oops! Forgot vim between Program Files and vimfiles (here and under 4 below)
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 29, 2004
      Antoine J. Mechelynck <antoine.mechelynck@...> wrote:
      > Sanjeev Sapre <SanjeevS@...> wrote:
      > > Hello,
      > > When I install VIM on windows. I have two folders under vim. viz.
      > > vim63 and vimfiles. It is observed that vim63 and vimfiles have same
      > > subfolders. But vimfiles has no any files in subfolders. What is the
      > > purpose of these folder? Can I remove it ?
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > > Sanjeev Sapre
      >
      > See
      > :help 'runtimepath'
      > :help :runtime (and note the case "with exclamation mark")
      >
      > The directories in 'runtimepath' are roots of directory trees with
      > the same structure; they have slightly different uses:
      >
      > 1) $VIMRUNTIME (for instance C:\Program Files\vim\vim63): scripts
      > installed with the distribution
      >
      > 2) $VIM/vimfiles (for instance C:\Program Files\vimfiles): scripts
      > written or downloaded by the user to replace totally scripts from the
      > distribution, or to make up for scripts missing in the distribution.
      > These scripts are system-wide.

      Oops! Forgot \vim between Program Files and \vimfiles (here and under 4
      below)
      >
      > 3) $HOME/vimfiles or $HOME/.vim (for instance C:\Documents and
      > Settings\JohnSmith\vimfiles on Windows or /home/johnsmith/.vim on
      > Unix): same as (2) above, but for one user only.
      >
      > 4) $VIM/vimfiles/after (for instance C:\Program Files\vimfiles\after):
      > scripts to slighly modify scripts of the same name and tree position
      > in (1) above. System-wide.
      >
      > 5) $HOME/vimfiles/after or $HOME/.vim/after (for instance
      > C:\Documents and Settings\JohnSmith\vimfiles\after or
      > /home/johnsmith/.vim/after): small changes to scripts in (1), (2)
      > and/or (4) above. User-private.
      > Many other Vim commands run internally the equivalent of a runtime!
      > command.
      > HTH,
      > Tony.
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