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I'm using Console2 on Windows with Cygwin. Using Windows vim (on my PATH), the colour coding doesn't seem to display in Console2?


Using vim from cmd does colour code.

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I found the problem - it has to do with .vimrc overwriting Windows vim defaults - why does this take precedence? How can I edit Windows vim settings, i.e. set shiftwidth=4 – wulfgarpro Oct 5 '11 at 22:59
:echo $HOME

User vimrc file is under $HOME/.vimrc

For more information take a look at vim wiki page:

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