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How to generete allegro5 tags for vim with ctags?

I was recently working on project with GTK2 in vim (with OmniCppComplete plugin). so I generated tags with ctags -R --c++-kinds=+p --fields=+iaS --extra=+q --sort=yes /usr/include/gkt-2.0/ I did so ...
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Set default permissions by file type (at least in Vim) [duplicate]

When I create a new script, I always have to manually add executable permissions with chmod +x foo.sh. My default permissions are set to 644, and but I'd like any file with extensions like .sh .py to ...
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How to `locate` multiple files and open them in vim?

Suppose that I have a file named filename123.txt and it is the single file that is named so, and I can locate it with the command locate filename123. And it returns only this file. Now I want to open ...
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Is it possible to execute a VIM script in a non-interactive mode?

The Gnats bug tracker has a command (edit-pr) that opens a ticket in $EDITOR. My $EDITOR is VIM, and when this command opens the ticket in $EDITOR, I'd like to automatically perform some scripted ...
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VIM jump from one xml tag to the closing one

Is there a shortcut to jump from , e.g <XX> to </XX> ? I already give it a try with '%' , but it doesn't work for this situation.
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How different is Elvis from Vim?

I've been using Slackware for a while now, which ships with Elvis as its default editor. Most other Linux distributions seem to ship with Vim, instead of Elvis. Having gotten quite used to Elvis, ...
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Yank all function declarations

Something I often have to do is make sure I have prototypes for all my functions in my C code at the top of file. What would be a way to quickly select all the function declarations in a .c file using ...
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Run a Vim command from a bash script

This is related to a question I asked earlier but I would like to keep it separate in case anyone else can find use in it. I have a command that I am running on a file called dummy.out from the ...
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Bash Scripting VIM commands

I have a few files that I have an annoyingly repetitive group of VIM commands to apply to. They are basic VIM commands just to delete some lines which are not supported by the process I need the files ...
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What does >… mean in vim and how to substitute a single whitespace for it?

I know that when :set list is used whitespace is shown as .. But what does it mean when a whitespace symbol is preceded by >, e.g. >., >.., or >...? And how do I remove it and leave only ...
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My terminal is pure white // removal of the things spf13 has done to my Ubuntu

I have installed spf13 by using the command: curl http://j.mp/spf13-vim3 -L -o - | sh I didn't liked what I got, so I tried to get rid of it. I managed to get to my previous VIM configuration, but ...
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vim color changing between | |

I'm editing some rst files. In the math section, the color changes between | |. Why is this so? How can I change my rst.vim file to not change color between | |? Thank you in advance.
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Is it possible to make VIM emphasize found text?

As vim wiki's stated we can look up strings by using *. But by default, looked up string is not being emphasized. Is it possible to configure vim that the strings will be emphasized when looked up ...
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vim: hide first n letters of all lines in a file

I am analyzing log file using vim and the format looks like this YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.USEC PID Name LogText Since Most of the times I don't care about date and time. I want to hide them and just ...
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How can I invoke vi instead of vim [duplicate]

I want to use vi for better pasting. When I use vi I get vim When I type /usr/bin/vi I still get vim This is on my Max OSX 10.10 Yosemite
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tmux vim colorscheme background is not showing

I have installed tmux but now text mode vim colorschemes do not fill the background colour properly. Here is how it looks with colorscheme xoria256 in the normal Ubuntu 14.10 terminal: And here ...
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Substitute all occurrences of pattern with first matched group

I have to go from this: text match$something_here and match$xxx blablabla text match$something_else_here and match$xxx blablabla ... to this: text match$something_here and match$something_here ...
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Open an existing file in another tab/window while using gvim --remote-tab filename in one vim file.(Using Vim plugin script))

I am writing a vim plugin which maps a key to the function which opens and highlights the text in another file with the same text (if present) at the current cursor position in the current file. But ...
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What causes swap files to be created?

As part of the program I wrote, I constantly read and write data from files. I noticed that as part of doing so, I am inadvertently creating swap .swp files. What do you think is going on? What would ...
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vi shows as vim

When I type vi into a terminal it shows the following display: Note that it says vim not vi, I'm sure I haven't downloaded vim yet and that this is actually vi not vim: for example the arrow keys ...
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Search and replace two words with ex command

I want to search and replace 2 words with 2 other words with one g/.../s/.../.../g command. For example to replace word 'car' with 'truck' and 'cat' with 'dog' with one ex command in Vim.
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some POSIX Bracket Expressions not working

For example when I'm trying to find and replace something using g/[:digit:]/s/1/2/g Vim showing error: Pattern not found: [:digit:], while the string contains digits. Following POSIX Bracket ...
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Set Environment Variable for Ranger File Manager

I've recently stumbled across ranger file manager and immediately took a liking to it. However, there is still a problem I couldn't figure out the solution to: How is it possible to change environment ...
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Using options with :tabe in vim

I have a file open in Vim. I'd like to open another file in a tab, using the :tabe command. However, I'd also like to open this file with the -M option, in order to avoid modification and writing of ...
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Vim syntax highlighting fails with autosession

Since I've installed this VIM autosession manager (which does its job) syntax highlighting gets killed on the first buffer change after starting vim. I can restore it with :syntax on but I ...
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vim - “Press ENTER or type command to continue” right after loading only?

Recently my vim has developed the habit of displaying Press ENTER or type command to continue the first time I do certain things right after I open it. For example, if I'm at my shell prompt and type ...
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Why is it risky to give sudo vim access to ordinary users?

I'd like to create a new user and give him sudo access. To be specific, I want him to use sudo vim and edit httpd.conf. I wrote this in sudoers: user ALL=(ALL) /usr/bin/vim ...
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tmux, TERM and 256 colours support

Introduction My question arises from the necessity of understanding why I have now (after multiple trials) Terminal and tmux supporting 256 colours and tput colors telling me there are only 8 of ...
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Problem using Ctrl+Arrow keys in Vim when using Byobu with tmux

In Vim, I had set the Ctrl+Arrow keys to skip words. This works just fine when running Vim inside the gnome-terminal. However, when using byobu (tmux), it shows weird behavior : it deletes ...
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Disable or remove default vim keybinding

Is there a way to disable or remove a default vim keybinding? For example, if I wanted <S-k> (shift-k) to do nothing, how would I achieve this?
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Unknown Function in Vim

I am hoping that this is the correct StackExchange community. Anyways, I have the following file (vimscript.vim): function HelloWorld() echo "Hello World" endfunction call HelloWorld() When I ...
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Solaris vim end key

A simple question: why with solaris 10 on vim pressing end key produce F? This is what appened pressing end This is a text file,i will press "end key" F F F F :(
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“E488:Trailing Characters” while typing :<F7>

I have written the following in vimrc.vim :filetype plugin on :let s:save_cpo = &cpo :set cpo&vim :let &cpo = s:save_cpo :set runtimepath = ~/home/nikcha/.vim/plugin :set fileformat = ...
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Open list of files in vim to specific lines

I know about vins command line operator but I need a version that works on multiple files . For instance I have a stack trace file and would like it to open all of the files to the line in a ...
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Supress standard output in vim-latex-suite

I use Vim Latex-Suite together with the PDF reader Zathura. In the last versions of Zathura they decided to output the following warning: "warning: Failed to loads bookmarks" whenever a document ...
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Edit Nth occurence interactively in a search in vim

Given a text with multiple occurrences of the word foo, I would like to do an interactive search through the text, and upon the Nth occurrence of foo, edit it. I can only find the search and replace ...
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Moving by page without chords in Vim

Often I want to skim through a document or piece of code, which I do with page down (Ctrl-D) and page up (Ctrl-U), but it feels like I am violating the spirit of Vim using emacs-like chords/control ...
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Updating vim on remote host

I want to lead this off by saying I'm quite new to any type of server administration so please bear with me. I am currently running a shared bluehost account. The current version of vim on the ...
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What happens if I use vi on large files?

Though we were instructed not to, a colleague of mine used vi to view a large text file (server.log 3.5 GB). This filled up /var/tmp and caused some problems on the server. What caused this? Why ...
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Is vim multithreaded?

I have a HUGE (and I mean huge) text file that I am going to process with vim. I could process it using two different (debian) machines. One is duel-core and one is octo-core. A single core on my ...
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How can I enter visual mode *after* (or: to the right of) the cursor

Let's say I am typing something, then realize that what I just typed will be repeated a couple of times. Now, what I would like to do is to select backwards, yank (thereby returning to the position I ...
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vim edit a file with a user-vimrc but still load all previous initializations

Checking the man page for vim says it's -u switch that lets me choose a different vimrc file -u {vimrc} Use the commands in the file {vimrc} for initializations. All the other initializations ...
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Vim colors conflicting with terminal ones

For most vim colorschemes, they appear different than advertised when I open vim in xterm. I've been using xterm-256color and set t_Co=256. A similar thing happens when I use xfce-terminal, but the ...
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Editing Remote Files in Git repo

I have a remote Linux machine which I use as a development server for a web application. I cannot reproduce the environment locally, the files must execute on the remote server, but I want to edit ...
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Using grep for listing certain lines from a file

Using a random file, such as /usr/share/vim/vim74/tutor/tutor, is there a way to list all lines that start with a 5 letter word ? How about the lines that end with a 5 letter word ? I've been ...
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gvim on RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) install in home directory

How to install gvim on a RHEL server that doesn't have it (for use with SSH with X11 forwarding*)? No sudo access is available, so it has to be in the user's home directory. *Getting all the ...
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Quick way to open a distant file in vim in command line

Suppose I have two files with the following filepaths: ~/another/project/file1.txt ~/this/is/some/very/deep/project/file2.txt As you could see, file1.txt and file2.txt are located "far way" from ...
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Reverse global and local marks in vi/vim

How can I reverse the capitalization convention of marks in vi/vim? Normally a lower-case mark like "a" means it is local to the current file, but upper case marks like "A" are global to the session. ...
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What is the difference between “find” and “till” in vim?

I see I can use t c or Tc to move to the next / previous character c I can also use fc or Fc to move to the next / previous character c Is the only difference between them that tc places the ...
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on osx vim 7.3 set number set relative number not working

I'm using OSX Mavericks. Using VIM 7.3, I can't seem to get the "hybrid" line numbers to work. I was reading a tutorial stating that if both set number and set relativenumber were included in the ...