I'd like to modify my
.vimrc to read the value of a variable from an external file. How can I do this?
Specifically, a friend and I share a git repo with our
.vim files, but there are a few small differences in what we want in our configs. So most of the file is common, but we use if statements to determine whether to load user-specific sections, like this:
let whoami = "user2" if whoami == "user1" ...
After checking our common
.vimrc out of source control, we each have to change the
let whoami assignment so our own section will be loaded. Instead, I'd like to keep a separate file, which can be different for each of us, and from which vim will load that variable value.
Maybe another angle on this is: Will vim automatically read all the files in my
.vim directory? If so, we could each put a symlink in there called username.vim, and link that to an external file that would be different for each of us.