We usually customized vim by editing .vimrc file or install some vim plugins under .vim directory.

But sometime vim plugins slow down gvim while opening huge file, in that case we can open that specific file without sourcing .vimrc file ,also not loading plugin

Vim how to open files without souring .vimrc file

gvim -u NONE myfile
  • -u NONE will skill loading .vimrc ,also will not load plugins

If you are using .gvimrc instead for gvim , you can use option -U

gvim -U NONE myfile


gvim -u NORC myfile
  • -u NORC will ignore vimrc file but NOT skill plugins