Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1005608
.viminfo not read
Last modified: 2013-09-11 09:47:50 EDT
Description of problem: the command 'set viminfo=...' in ~/.vimrc not read
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.add set viminfo=... to ~/.vimrc
2.add a mark
3.save and re-edit.
'<mark> not effective
works in gvim
(In reply to GeoffLeach from comment #0)
> Description of problem: the command 'set viminfo=...' in ~/.vimrc not read
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> 1.4 4.fc19
> How reproducible:always
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1.add set viminfo=... to ~/.vimrc
> 2.add a mark
> 3.save and re-edit.
> Actual results:
> '<mark> not effective
> Expected results:
> goto <mark>
> Additional info:
> works in gvim
vim-enhanced 7.4.0 2.fc19 -- sorry 'bout that
Are you really using viminfo=... or is ... a placeholder ? You should have gotten an error as a '.' isn't allowed here.
Are you sure you're using vim and not vi ? I'd guess that you're doing this as root and run 'vi ~/.vimrc' which gets you '/bin/vi ~/.vimrc'. As a normal user this would run '/usr/bin/vim ~/.vimrc' instead.
Try running 'vim ~/.vimrc', that'll work (well, you'll get the error message about '.' not being allowed for the viminfo setting)
Sorry, my bad. FWIW, here's the exact text from ~/.vimrc
Yes, I was running 'vi' and not 'vim'. Running 'vim' it works as advertised. Sorry for the confusion.