Sunday, October 28, 2012

How to make vim start faster remotely

I like to use "ssh -Y" to log into my university's server to remotely submit computation jobs, and vim is my indispensible editor. However, even if vim is a command line editor, it still tries to load X server on start, and this can take a few seconds (on my MacBook Air). A simple solution is to add the following line in your ~/.bashrc (in your account at the server):

In this way, vim won't try to load X server and starts much faster.

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