Do you need to set certain editor options for certain files - but
use the same setup for every file you edit?
Make a special setup file with the same name and an underscore
The setup file has the same format as a. To make the editor read it, a function key like F1 (or any other key sequence):
When you start vi , tap that key to read the setup file. (The percent sign stands for the.)
If you want to use the same setup file for several files in a directory, you might want to makebetween them. That will save disk space. It also means that if you decide to change a setup option, you can edit one of the links to the setup file and the others will have the same change.