I was just wanted to confirm that what I’ve done won’t cause some issue which I don’t know about.
So I’ve started learning about vim recently and have configured my ~/.vimrc. I noticed soon after that when I ran a command with sudo that my preferred settings weren’t working.
After some googling I found out that root has it’s on settings and files etc and the solution to make my .vimrc settings run with sudo is to run sudo -E vim [filename]. I didn’t want to have to always use the -E flag every time I ran sudo with vim so I searched a bit more and found this: sudo cp ~/.vimrc /root/.vimrc.
Is there an issue with copying my .vimrc to root’s .vimrc?
/etc/vimrc is where the system wide settings are kept, maybe I should do sudo cp ~/.vimrc /etc/vimrc ?
Root shouldn’t have many files, so depends what you want. I’d probably not be using Timeshift for anything other than OS files (i.e. I wouldn’t want to revert changes to documents and emails if a system update failed).
I was always a bit confused about the user options in timeshift I’m glad that’s been clarified, I suppose it was because I didn’t understand that root is also a User.
If I ran sudo pacman -Rns gvim wouldn’t that remove the ~/.vimrc and also /root/.vimrc?
Then I could reinstall gvim change timeshift settings and start again
@jonathon I know you said it isn’t an issue and I take your word on that, I just thought maybe I could revert the changes with pacman -Rns and try the other solution so I don’t have to keep them both synced
@2000 Big thank you to you. I have heard a lot about symbolic links here and there but I didn’t really understand what they are except that they are commands that start with ln and link two things somehow. Your example has made it much clearer for me.
so either I can 1. make an alias in .bashrc to sudo -E vim or 2. use a symbolic link to join the root and home users .vimrc.
alias svim='sudo -E vim'
sudo ln -sf ~/.vimrc /root/.vimrc
Its good there are many ways to do things in Linux, lol its just a matter of finding out how to do them.
I didn’t get you. If I for example just changed my .bashrc then when I edit a file with my normal user account with sudo it will have my .vimrc settings and without sudo it will have my .vimrc settings
if i put alias svim=‘sudo -E vim’ in .bashrc then with my account i write svim [filename] that should make sudo take the .vimrcsettings. And without sudo of course my settings will be from~/.vimrc`