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Re: starting in insert mode. how?

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  • Brent Verner
    ... yeah, that s the same result i was having, but i found a workaround. just make .vimrc-mutt with :startinsert in it and use vim -s ~/.vimrc-mutt. does
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 10, 2000
      on Sun, Jan 09, 2000 at 08:25:20PM +0100, Thomas Köhler typed aloud:
      | On Sun, Jan 09, 2000 at 05:28:35PM +0100,
      | Brent Verner <brent@...> wrote:
      | >
      | > Can anyone help me here? How can I start vim in insert mode using
      | > vim -c '<mystery>' -- I do not want :insertmode behavior. I've
      | > spent the past two hours going in circles here, please help.
      |
      | I'd expect
      | vim -c 'au VimEnter * startinsert' filename
      | to do what you want, but for some strange reaosn, it doesn't. It waits
      | for some action to be taken before it goes into insert mode. Strange.
      |
      | I'm running vim-5.6a with included patches 1-18.

      yeah, that's the same result i was having, but i found a workaround.
      just make .vimrc-mutt with ':startinsert' in it and use
      vim -s ~/.vimrc-mutt. does exactly what I need (er, want). FWIW, this
      behavior was observed in 5.5.42, 5.5.62, 5.5.0 and 5.5.15.

      thanks.
      brent
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