I got:

set shada=!,'100,<50,s10,h,f1,s100,%

Which make Vim reload last buffers when I exit (or :wshada was called ) .

However, the buffers are loaded without syntax and highlighting. I need to reload each buffer, and :bufdo :e didn't work.

I wish to somehow reload all buffers on start.

  • Are the filetype of the loaded buffers correctly detected? Dec 15, 2022 at 10:12
  • I don't understand the question. What problem are you trying to solve? Isn't Syntax highlighting activated as soon as you actually jump to one of those buffers? Dec 15, 2022 at 12:22
  • No, it doesn't, @ChristianBrabandt. No.
    – eyal karni
    Dec 16, 2022 at 15:29

2 Answers 2


I would suggest you:

:windo filetype detect
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    that should be bufdo? shouldn't it? Dec 15, 2022 at 12:22
  • I have in my vimrc: autocmd SessionLoadPost * windo filetype detect and it works at detecting the first split file type but not the other split file type :-|. With autocmd SessionLoadPost * bufdo filetype detect it does not work. Unless I run it manually when the GUI is loaded. I never manage to find an event to make it working perfectly. Dec 15, 2022 at 12:37
  • I realize that I have that odd behavior only when Startify is active. I don't know if that is also the problem of @eyal. Dec 15, 2022 at 14:02
  • 1
    Good direction at least. I thought it works, it does solve folding (bufdo), but not highlighting. windo works on the current displayed window. I think maybe on bufferenter, but it might not be great in terms of performance. I think it only reload highlighting if it is currently displayed.
    – eyal karni
    Dec 16, 2022 at 15:26
  • Do you confirm that you are also using Startify? Dec 16, 2022 at 15:30

My solution based on @vivian

function! OnWinEnter()
    if !&filetype
        filetype detect
autocmd BufWinEnter * call OnWinEnter()

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