I am root on the machine, and have my .vimrc at
/root/.vimrc. Vim ignores this, even though
# echo $HOME /root
If I do
# vim -u /root/.vimrc some-file-to-edit
vim still ignores it. Setting
export MYVIMRC=root/.vimrc has no effect.
Vim sources my file without problems if I start vim and type
VIMINIT is unset.
What could be preventing vim from sourcing my .vimrc when starting up?
I'm happy to supply any other information that may be helpful, just let me know what.
EDIT 1: excerpt from running
vim -V filename:
... finished sourcing $VIM/vimrc chdir(/root) fchdir() to previous dir sourcing "$HOME/.vimrc" Searching for "filetype.vim" in "/root/.vim,/var/lib/vim/addons,/usr/share/vim/vimfiles,/usr/share/vim/vim74,/usr/share/vim/vimfiles/after,/var/lib/vim/addons/after,/root/.vim/after" Searching for "/root/.vim/filetype.vim" ...
The full output is long, so this is just an excerpt to show the line that verifies sourcing of
EDIT 2: output from running
:scriptnames after vim normally*
1: /usr/share/vim/vimrc 2: /usr/share/vim/vim74/debian.vim 3: /usr/share/vim/vim74/syntax/syntax.vim 4: /usr/share/vim/vim74/syntax/synload.vim 5: /usr/share/vim/vim74/syntax/syncolor.vim 6: /usr/share/vim/vim74/filetype.vim 7: ~/.vimrc 8: /usr/share/vim/vim74/indent.vim 9: /usr/share/vim/vim74/ftplugin.vim 10: /usr/share/vim/vim74/syntax/nosyntax.vim 11: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/getscriptPlugin.vim 12: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/gzip.vim 13: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/matchparen.vim 14: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/netrwPlugin.vim 15: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/rrhelper.vim 16: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/spellfile.vim 17: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/tarPlugin.vim 18: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/tohtml.vim 19: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/vimballPlugin.vim 20: /usr/share/vim/vim74/plugin/zipPlugin.vim 21: /usr/share/vim/vim74/indent/python.vim 22: /usr/share/vim/vim74/ftplugin/python.vim 23: /usr/share/vim/vim74/syntax/python.vim
Again, seems to be sourcing
/root/.vimrc (item 7). Soo... line 8 makes me suspicious: my problem is that the indent settings in my vimrc aren't reflected. Maybe they are being superceeded...
EDIT 3: Placing my file in
Moving my file to the following locations had no effect on the output of
And, while moving my to
did change the output of
:scriptnames, causing my file to be sourced after item 20 (see above), it seems my indent settings are still getting overridden (probably by item 21).
Use of the
after directory doesn't work how I imagined (see my list of attempts). Only
after/plugins/ seems to be considered.
Is there a way to ensure that the file is sourced after everything?