How to change the default location of .vimrc to inside ~/.vim/


I use git to persist my ~/.vim directory. I'd like to store my vimrc file in this directory as well so that it will also live in the repository. How do I change the location where Vim searches for the vimrc file?

Best Answer

  • You don't. Symlink it instead.

    mv ~/.vimrc ~/.vim
    ln -s  ~/.vim/.vimrc ~/.vim

    You cam do the symlink thing to sync your vimrc through Dropbox as well.

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