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When I do the :vsplit command, it always opens the new file on the left side of the screen. Is there a way I can specify I want the new file to open to the right?

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:set splitright

You can also influence this for individual commands, e.g.

:rightbelow vsplit
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I added set splitright to my vimrc, thank you! – Stephanie Aug 1 '14 at 15:40

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