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I have added the line:

:browse open

to my vimrc file, but have been unsuccessful in getting GVim to open a file browser starting in a specified directory. In particular, I would like to know if it is possible to have GVim open up the file browser in my home directory on Ubuntu 11.04.

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You can use :cd to have Vim always change to your home directory (e.g. before your :browse command).

For example, in your .vimrc (or even better, in your .gvimrc (since :browse only works in GUI mode)):

⋮
cd           " defaults to HOME
browse open
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Thanks @Chris Johnson! – Kevin Gurney Jul 7 '11 at 3:46

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