Debugging your vimrc

August 12th, 2011

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I made some changes to my ~/.vimrc file that didn't seem to work and so I needed to see what was happening when vim loaded my ~/.vimrc file.

To do this you need to tell vim to log it's output to a logfile:

andrew@andrew$ vim -V9vim.log myfile

This will then create a logfile called vim.log in the current working directory.