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For vim users that use a bundle manager the docs typically say to use filetype off during init.

Is there a way to capture the current filetype command state to a variable so that I can restore it after the filetype off command and the bundle manager's init code has executed?

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You can use :redir to capture the output of :filetype:

:redir => output
:filetype
:redir END

Then get the values with:

let [matchstr, detection, plugin, indent; _] = matchlist(output, 'detection:\(\S\+\)\s\+plugin:\(\S\+\)\s\+indent:\(\S\+\)')
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Should that be [matchstr, detection, plugin, indent; _]? According to the help, the matched string is the first parameter. – E.Beach Jun 22 '12 at 17:54
    
Correct. I've updated the code. I always make that mistake with matchlist() and I'm left wondering what's wrong... – Raimondi Jun 22 '12 at 20:31

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