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Here is a small vimrc snippet that I was trying to use on my Mac

function SetCommonDefaults()
  " Set line numbers
  set nu
endfunction

autocmd FileType cpp call SetCommonDefaults()

What I expect this to do is, to display line numbers when I open up files of type cpp for editing. While this works fine in Linux, it doesn't work for me in Mac. I am not using MacVim, but the standard vim binary that comes pre-loaded.

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Do you have filetype on somewhere in your ~/.vimrc?

Anyway, filetype specific settings should be placed in a separate file:

~/.vim/after/ftplugin/cpp.vim

without autocmds. So, basically, only line 3 of your example.

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