Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84088
obnoxious autocmds in system vimrc
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
autocmd FileType * set formatoptions=tcql nocindent comments&
autocmd FileType c,cpp set formatoptions=croql cindent
in /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/vimrc are quite inconsiderate. In the first
place, they override a user configuration. If a user sets formatoptions, it
will be entirely ignored for all files! In the second place, if you must do
such things, do them in the ftplugins where they belong. Actually, most of this
stuff is already in the c and cpp ftplugins, so it's only duplication.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. VIMINIT='set formatoptions=' vi foo.sh
2. :set formatoptions
Actual Results: formatoptions=tcql
Expected Results: formatoptions=
This is still a problem in RHL 9. There are numerous configuration changes made
in /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/vimrc that will override the user's .vimrc.
Further, there is no *** EASY *** way for users to work around the system vimrc.
It would take a considerable amount of time reading vim's on-line help (in it's
esoteric and difficult-to-use help browser) to figure out how to use the
"autocmd" commands effectively enough to, for instance, disable the setting of
the "textwidth" variable when a plain text file is opened.
DO NOT PRESUME TO KNOW HOW THE USER WANTS THEIR FILES FORMATTED!!!