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I have gvim installed as well as vim. I want gvim and vim to share the same config file. How can I do that?

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    They should, already. Where are your config files located?
    – muru
    Feb 20, 2017 at 3:20
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    they already do, .gvimrc usually contains additional settings that are gvim specific. .vimrc still remains the main config file Dec 8, 2018 at 15:13

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Vim reads ~/.vimrc; gvim reads ~/.gvimrc as well as ~/.vimrc.

So simply put your commands into ~/.vimrc (and put the GUI-specific commands into ~/.gvimrc).

Newer Vims also look at ~/.vim/vimrc and ~/.vim/gvimrc.

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    its ~/.vim/vimrc and ~/.vim/gvimrc Feb 21, 2017 at 18:41
  • yes, true. details can be found by typing :he vimrc in vim
    – Naumann
    Feb 22, 2017 at 14:59
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You can also use something along the following lines in your vimrc:

if has('gui')
    set foo=bar
    ...
endif
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has('gui') return True if Vim has a GUI compiled in (regardless of whether you're running the terminal vim or not). A better option is has('gui_running'), which only returns True if the GUI is actually running.

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