RE: Whythere is folder called vimfiles?
- I do used to use some plug ins and sytanx file changes but i used to do it in vim63 only ( or vim62 earlier ) now i will do it in vimfiles.
in fact this has solved my another problem. i use one zip file ( customize.zip )containing all the plugins/syntax files with path. so whenever i install vim on new machine i just have to unzip it so files go into their proper path. so customizing to my taste was very fast and easy. earlier i have problem that when version changes say from vim61 to vim 62 then my path in zip files become invalid. with "vimfiles" i can use same zip file to customize vim immediately.
From: Keith Roberts [mailto:kroberts@...]
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 1:14 AM
To: Sanjeev Sapre; vim@...
Subject: RE: Whythere is folder called vimfiles?
>-----Original Message-----Short answert ... Leave them!
>From: Sanjeev Sapre [mailto:SanjeevS@...]
>Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:27 PM
>Subject: Whythere is folder called vimfiles?
>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 ?
They are for adding your own macros, plugins, etc. so they will
automatically be found/loaded. When you are ready to start customizing
your vim environment, then Google vimfiles and you should see lots of
discussion about how to utilize this structure. Until then, they are
doing you no harm.