While I have been using nvim (on Linux) for some time, I have only recently started using gvim (on Linux and Windows).
I have noticed that on the Windows version of gvim there are directories amongst the program configuration files called
ftplugin. I have read about what these do, but I would like to know if I have already had these being used when I am using nvim on Linux or if this is just something that had been added to my gvim on Windows installation because of the installation options I checked.
I've added these directories to my nvim configuration but I have not noticed anything different so far. I use .yaml files a lot and nvim seems to still mess them up when I select everything and press
=. I also use .sh and .py files a lot but nothing has changed as far as I am aware.
To clarify, the files that I have copied to my configuration (for Linux and Windows) come from
C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vim82\indent and
C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vim82\ftplugin.
Bearing in mind that I often use the appimage version of nvim, but also the Debian/Ubuntu packaged version, is there any benefit of having these files in the
ftplugin directories in my configuration?