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Here is my set-up. There is a ~/.vimrc that sources several files.

I make changes to one of these. And I do :so ~/.vimrc, the changes in the underlying files are not reflected. I need to quit and restart vim.

Is there any way I can achieve this? Let me rephrase, knowing vim. How do I get the changes to reflect without restarting vim?

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try with this command by adding it to .vimrc

autocmd! bufwritepost .vimrc source %

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This will reflect any changes made to ~/.vimrc. But if I make any changes to a file sourced in ~/.vimrc, they are not reflected – deshmukh Aug 21 '13 at 15:39

In vim use :so % so that the current file being edited is sourced.

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