enable modeline in vim

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Mon Jul 16 16:37:04 UTC 2012

Виталий Туровец wrote:
> >
> > Do you know how to enable modelines in vim running from root? Even if
> > I put "set modeline" in /root/.vimrc, the output of ":set modeline?"
> > still shows "nomodeline". At the same time, "set modeline" in ~/.vimrc
> > works for all other accounts except root.
> >
> > Someone has protected the root account so tightly that I cannot even
> > shoot myself in the leg. Do you know how I could override this
> > protection?
> >
> In my vimrc i have next:
> set modeline
> set modelines=3

As I said, in /root/.vimrc I have:

set modeline
set modelines=5

> And it works, no matter from root or normal user. Hope this helps.

And it does not work for root. vim-7.3.556_1

Surely I am doing something stupid but I cannot figure out what.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru

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