A VIMRC file is a settings file used by the Vim text editor. It stores settings for the editor that are loaded when the editor is opened. Application developers and system administrators define settings related to appearance of the text such as syntax highlighting that are saved in the VIMRC file. Thus, VIMRC file allows users to customize the settings for the editor.
VIMRC File Format
VIMRC files are saved as plain text files and can be opened/edited in any text editor such as Notepad, Notepad++, and TextEdit. They contain instructions that can be executed in the Vim editor by starting with a “:”, followed by the command. VIMRC files contains instructions for settings such as text indentation, and colors of windows and fonts. A relevant file format is VIM.