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Windows Environment Variables in Vim

📅 2010-Dec-11 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ environment, variable, vim, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive

All the Windows environment variables are read by Vim and they are available in Vim as Vim environment variables. Vim environment variables begin with the character $. Hence, the Windows environment variable name is prefixed with the $ character when it becomes a Vim environment variable.

For example, the Windows environment variable %USERPROFILE% will be available as $USERPROFILE inside Vim.

This post shows how you can list all the environment variables or view the value of a particular variable.