Re: Vista - Gvim 7.2 - gvim forcing read only _vimrc and not picking changes made in external editor
On 2009-03-06, Edmon wrote:
> I am running Gvim 7.2 on Vista.
> I want to modify startup settings and fonts and for some reason
> _vimrc is being opened in read only mode, and I cannot get to open
> it other way.
How are you opening it? What is the full path to the _vimrc you are
> When I make changes to the file from the other editor these
> changes do not get recognized by gvim.
What other editor?
There are a number of places gvim looks for _vimrc. See
To see which _vimrc gvim actually read when it started, execute
> It looks like Gvim keeps opening as read-only some other, internal
> _vimrc file. (maybe some swap file gets created but I cannot find
> it anywhere on Vista).
The above should help you determine whether you're editing the
same _vimrc that gvim is reading. Are you saving the _vimrc after
you edit it? Even if gvim opened it read-only, you should be able
to save the file using, for example,
Swap files should have nothing to do with this issue.
Also, this question is not a development question, it is a usage
question and should be discussed on the vim_use list, so I'm cc'ing
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