10 Dec 2016 17:18 | vim
If you're a vim fanboy like me you may often find it frustrating when logging into
another machine that the default vim config isn't very nice to use. Sometimes the
remote machine has a shared user account so changing it to your liking isn't really
To work around this and make my life easier I created this:
which I can source from any linux machine to instantly give me a sane but still
temporary vim config. It first sources the .bash_profile so we have anything that
we might need from there, then processes all of my personal environment config.
Vim is alias'd to load a temporary config file stored in /tmp so I can use my own
config for the remainder of the session without affecting other users.
To make this even more useful I use the awesome program TextExpander from Smile
Software which allows you to make system-wide keyboard snippets that expand into
useful macros. So now all I have to type on any linux machine I log into it:
and it will automatically expand to:
. <(curl https://a.rkw.io/env-nonstatic 2>/dev/null)
and it even presses enter for me :) How cool is that?