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I have seen that the .vim directory is in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/, but it isn't. The closest I can find is /etc/vim/, but that does not contain what I need (namely, init.vim). Am I missing something?

I am running Vim 8.1, on Ubuntu 20.04.2 x86_64.

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  • @BLayer neither of those exist either. – CATboardBETA Mar 3 at 20:57
  • Okay...I give up. LOL. Welcome to Vi&Vim SE, BTW! – B Layer Mar 3 at 20:58
  • Wait...are you looking for your personal vimrc or system vimrc? System stuff is often in /usr/share/vim*... personal vimrc you create yourself. Also, start vim and do :echo $VIMRUNTIME $MYVIMRC AND :version ... with all that you should have everything you need. – B Layer Mar 3 at 21:00
  • @BLayer I don't exactly know. I am trying to set up deoplete, and it just said to edit init.vim in .vim in the installation guide. This is my first time messing with vim. – CATboardBETA Mar 3 at 21:03
  • That's probably referring to neovim....but it also works with Vim 8 so you just need to find your vimrc...my last comment should get you there.. – B Layer Mar 3 at 21:04
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Vim/Neovim config file/directory must be created manually.

For Neovim the default location is ~/.config/nvim/init.vim, unless you have custom $XDG_CONFIG_HOME set.

For Vim it's either ~/.vimrc or ~/.vim/vimrc.

In any case exact rules are described under :h $MYVIMRC topic of the help system.

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