Set Up Vi/m Dotfiles Configuration Subdirectory
Single File, 100% Portable, No Blocking Dependencies
Make sure you have setup your dotfiles repo.
Change into your
vim subdirectory inside of your
Change into the
Create or obtain a Vi/m configuration file and place within directory as
curl -LO https://rwx.gg/tools/editors/vi/vimrc
touch setup chmod u+x setup vi setup
Have it print
Configuring Vim for now.
#!/bin/bash echo Configuring Vim
Run it to test.
Add a line to create a symbolic link from your
$HOME directory to the local
vimrc file. Don’t forget the full paths in the command. You can also add another line to confirm that the link was created successfully.
#!/bin/bash echo Configuring Vim ln -s "$PWD/vimrc" "$HOME/.vimrc" ls -la ~/.vimrc
Run it to create your link.
Configuring Vim lrwxrwxrwx 1 sample sample 55 May 27 22:12 /home/rwxrob/.vimrc -> /home/rwxrob/repos/gitlab.com/rwxyou/dotfiles/vim/vimrc
That’s it. You should just be able to edit any file now to see the differences.
Note that the first time your
vim runs it might need to download some things to configure itself. Don’t be alarmed.
You might also want to add a
README.md describing the process of how to run
./setup and perhaps make your dotfiles directory public so you can share your configuration with others.
If you want to get really fancy, you can actually add some code to detect if the full
vim is on the system and prompt to have it installed and run
vim for the first time to that it downloads and sets up the plugins before you run it later for the first time. Here’s the full script:
#!/bin/bash if [[ -z "$(which vim)" || -z "$(which vimtutor)" ]]; then echo Need to install full vim. exit 1 fi echo Configuring Vim ln -sf "$PWD/vimrc" "$HOME/.vimrc" ls -l "$HOME/.vimrc"