Today’s topic is the first continuation of Distributing configuration files and as the title already denotes, it is concerned with Vim, specifically with using it in heterogenous environments (read: Linux and window$/Cygwin).
Unfortunately, the window$ version of Vim searches different paths for configuration files than the Linux version does. That means that even though there probably is a git version for window$, it won’t help us much as window$ doesn’t know softlinks. So we must use a little trick…
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Wow, what a title for a blog entry… I hope the entry itself can live up to the generated expectations So, what I want to talk about is how to use the same configuration files for programs I use everyday – such as bash, vim or ssh, just to name a few – in different places:
- My PC at home
- My laptop
- My girlfriend’s PC (also running Arch, of course) on which I regularly need to do administrative work
- The Arch live system on a USB stick
- My PC at work
Now, in each of these work places, I regularly modify configurations or even add new ones. What has always bugged me is that I have a hard time synchronizing these changes. So I thought: How about employing a revisioning system to do the work for me?
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