Broken Vim Today

James McCoy jamessan at
Fri Jun 15 19:25:44 BST 2018

On Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 11:48 Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie at> wrote:

> * Ryan G. <ryanwgrose at> [2018-06-14 13:53 -0700]:
> > Although there were plenty others too. After a quick search stack
> overflow
> > suggested setting nocompatibility and this seemed to fix everything
> (though
> > I couldn’t actually use vim to add this to my vimrc because it would spit
> > errors everytime Ale ran).
> $ echo 'set nocompatible' >> /home/ryan/.vimrc
> should help.

It's not a good idea to put that at the end of your vimrc, since it will
change lots of other options.  Both
/usr/share/vim/vim81/{debian.vim,defaults.vim} already set that.

Also, the existence of a vimrc will enable 'nocompatible', so that would
imply something else was setting 'compatible'.

If that's the case, ":verbose set cp?" should show what was doing that.

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