I've been using vimperator and I want to change how copy and paste works, but I don't know where _vimperatorrc is - any help?

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    You could use a search engine like Everything to find it. – Phoshi Jan 30 '10 at 21:54

This is a related message from mailing list. Shortly: you can place it in "C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]" for WinXP or "C:\Users\[user name]" for Vista and it should work. It is not created automatically so you'll probably need to create it by yourself. It is named exactly ".vimperatorrc": notice the starting dot and absence of file extension.

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    Actually you can't start files with a ., its an underscore. Thanks for the help though, its much appreciated! – user4941 Jan 30 '10 at 23:50
  • It is possible with tools like Far... which I'm using all the time – whitequark Jan 31 '10 at 0:17
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    You can use the good ole cmd prompt to rename something so that it starts with a dot. Cumbersome, I know, but it gets the job done. – Andy Terra Nov 17 '14 at 22:59

As mentioned, the vimperatorrc file should be created in C:/Users/%USERNAME%/ in a modern Windows system.

  • On Windows, Vimperator looks for _vimperatorrc first, then .vimperatorrc.
  • Windows explorer refuses to name files beginning with a dot, but it will handle them fine. You can create such file names with other tools such as the command line, Vim, Emacs, alternative file managers or Vimperator itself.
  • If you don't already have an rc file, you can use the mkvimperatorrc command to create one with your current bindings and commands.

    • mkvimperatorrc

      Creates C:/Users/%USERNAME%/_vimperatorrc on Windows (or ~/.vimperatorrc on Unix)

    • mkvimperatorrc ~/.vimperatorrc

      Creates C:/Users/%USERNAME%/.vimperatorrc on Windows.

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