I had an odd thing happen to me. A python file I was editing lost its syntax highlighting, but only that file. All the other python files still showed syntax correctly. Exiting and re-entering vim changed nothing I tried both of the following commands in vim, however, neither had any impact.
To get more information I used the command
The filetype showed it was last seen from the vim view directory, which is
~/.vim/view/ on my system.
I had been working on my .vimrc file a few days ago and had read about views 1 and how it kept certain information was stored in the
So I tried renaming the file.
I had syntax highlighting.
Restore the previous filename, and syntax highlighting is missing again.
Humm. How about moving the file to another directory?
I open it and yes that show correctly.
This had to be a problem with the saved view file in vim, but let us try one last thing; remove the vim view file.
I moved it out of the
~/.vim/view directory and tried opening the original file again.
Works like a charm.
Now, what is the solution?
I don't really want to play with the files in
~/.vim/view even though it will fix the problem.
There must be a command I can use to fix this.
In my case, I used
set syntax=python and that fixed the problem.
Let me know if you have a better solution.
:help mkviewin vim