Adding a line to vimrc

Till Maas opensource at
Wed Aug 13 20:57:50 UTC 2008

On Wed August 13 2008, rvinyard at wrote:
> I'm packaging Google's protocol buffers library and noticed that they
> included a proto.vim to enable vim syntax highlighting, so I'm adding a
> protocol-buffer-vim subpackage.
> But, to do this I need to:
>   1. Drop proto.vim into /usr/share/vim/vim71/syntax/
>   2. Add 'autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.proto setfiletype proto/' to
> /etc/vimrc

> I couldn't find anything on how I should go about modifying vimrc other
> than this approach. Can anyone suggest a better approach?

You can drop a file with the line from step two in a file in this directory:

From vim-vimoutliner:
augroup filetypedetect
  au! BufRead,BufNewFile *.otl          setfiletype vo_base
  au! BufRead,BufNewFile *.oln          setfiletype xoutliner
augroup END

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