Sometimes, I would like to try a trick I find in the internet. It is often helpful to try this in vim (gvim if it is a gui trick), in virgin mode, i.e., without loading all my ~/.vimrc stuff.
Do you have any tips for doing this efficiently?
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From Vim FAQ 2.5:
vim -u NONE -U NONE -N -i NONE
This starts Vim in nocompatible mode (-N), without reading your viminfo file (-i NONE), without reading any configuration file (-u NONE for not reading .vimrc file and -U NONE for not reading a .gvimrc file) or even plugin.
After opening Vim/gVim you can use
:source <path> to load a test vimrc or plugin.
You could also use
-u NORC to skip only the vimrc but load the plugins (more details at