The most common way to load VIP automatically is to include the line:
in your `.emacs' file. The `.emacs' file is placed in your home directory and it will be executed every time you invoke Emacs. If you wish to be in Vi mode whenever Emacs starts up, you can include the following line in your `.emacs' file instead of the above line:
(setq term-setup-hook 'vip-mode)
(See section Vi Mode, for the explanation of vi mode.)
Once invoked, VIP will arrange to bring up most buffers in Vi mode.
Even if your `.emacs' file does not contain any of the above lines, you can load VIP and enter vi mode by typing the following from within Emacs.
Ask your local Emacs administrator if this fails to work.
When Emacs first comes up, if you have not specified a file on the command line, it will show up the `*scratch*' buffer, in the `Lisp Interaction' mode. After you invoke VIP, you can start editing files by using :e.
VIP also has its own startup file, called `.vip'. Most VIP
customization commands can be put in `.vip' except
(load "vip"), which must be in the Emacs startup, `.emacs'.