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created July 16, 2013 · complexity basic · version 7.0

By default, Cygwin does not include the improved version of vi, and this results in ~/.vimrc being ignored. To create a custom configuration file, you have two options:

  • Store your vi configuration settings in ~/.virc.
  • Install Vim via setup.exe (see note below).

For option 2, you will have to launch vi with the Vim command or add an alias to ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc. like so: echo "alias vi=vim" >> ~/.bashrc


I went for first option, that helped, thanks! Regards, Ida

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