.VIMRC File Extension

Vim Runtime Configuration File

VIMRC is a file extension for Vim Runtime Configuration files. These files store settings and configuration data for Vim. VIMRC files are plain text files that contain Vim script commands. The command...

General Information

Title .vimrc File Extension
Extension .vimrc
Full Form Vim Runtime Configuration File
File Type Configuration File
Developer Bram Moolenaar
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Configure Vim
Additional Functions Customize settings, Key mappings
Features Scripting, Personalization

File Characteristics

Quality Text-based
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Software Development Yes
System Administration Yes
Productivity Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Script execution
Best Practices Validate content, Secure plugins

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1991
Influential Version Vim 8.0 (2016)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .gvimrc, .exrc

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Vim Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Neovim Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
MacVim Free Mac