I started using thoughtbot’s dotfiles a couple of weeks ago.
So far so good.
Now I wanted to add some custom configuration to my
.vimrc without changing the dotfiles’ one.
I followed the .local convention but I realised it’s not meant to work that way with
So I erased the symlink to the dotfilesd
vimrc, andcreated my own
~/.vimrc as follows:
In this way I can use the latest unchanged version of thoughtbot’s dotfiles and add my own config on top of it.
So, my question… is there a better way to do this?
Edit: improved my original .vimrc
Hi @fmquaglia, not sure what you mean with “but I realised it’s not meant to work that way with .vimrc”, but you certainly can configure / override without needing to modify the thoughtbot
You’ll want to leave the thoughtbot
.vimrc symlink in place, and then add your configurations in a
.vimrc.local. You can see the configuration hook at the end of the thoughtbot vimrc.
You seemed to have arrived at a very similar solution, so I’m not sure if I’m missing something, but the above should work for you.
Hey @christoomey , thanks a lot, man!
Probably I was doing something wrong because it wasn’t picking up my .local file.
Obviously I missed that line in dotfiles/vimrc
I appreciate your help.