.vimrc file (pronounced Vim-wreck) is a Vim configuration file. It holds commands that will be executed by Vim every time it starts.
By default the file is empty or non-existent; you can use it to customize your Vim environment.
To find out where Vim expects the vimrc file to be stored, open Vim and run:
Unix: on a Unix system such as Mac or Linux your vimrc will be called
.vimrc and usually be located in your home directory (
Windows: on Windows it will be called
_vimrc and located in your home directory (
On startup, Vim will search in multiple places for a vimrc file. The first that exists is used, the others are ignored. For a full reference see the
:h $MYVIMRC documentation article.