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.vimrc is the primary configuration file for the VIM text editor

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Scroll, instead of move cursor, if at end of file

I find myself unintentionally hitting j (or some other downward cursor movement key) when I'm at the bottom of a file. Then the next thing I do is to hit Ctrl-E to scroll the current line up - I may ...
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Disable auto tabs when putting your first comment in a yaml files with VIM editor?

Example of text before changes: First line Second line Third line When you put a comment on a line it will auto tab once that line. This happens every time you switch from ESCAPE mode to INSERT mode ...
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Remap <leader>q to exit vim

I'm relatively new to vim rebinds; I am trying to map <leader>q to exit vim, but the following rebind does not seem to work: map <leader>q :q<cr> However, all of the following seem ...
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How can I make vim only write to file after buffer has been modified?

I have this function which sources my .zshrc only if it has been modified in vim but I recently reinstalled Windows and WSL and then used my old .zshrc and .vimrc to get my setup back but this ...
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How to import tmux setting for vim to normal vim?

When using tmux my color/font/syntax highliting in VIM gets improved. How can i import that red/yellow/white combination of color in .vimrc file. I want that. VIM ON TMUX: AND THIS IS MY NORMAL UGLY ...
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Vim Plugin - Easymotion isn't starting automatically

I'm trying to improve my neovim with plugins and the best plugin that I found is Easymotion. However, it do not start automatically. I need to do :source ~/.vimrc every time that I launch a file. How ...
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vim display message on execution of mapping

I have mapped a key shortcut to copy all lines to system clipboard, which is working fine nnoremap <localleader>o :silent %w !pbcopy<cr> I would like to display the message as 'Copied' ...
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Vim automatically clear the command line

When using vim I like to keep my command line (the line where messages, warnings and errors are printed) empty, so after saving a file I usually issue a <C-l> to redraw the screen and clear it. ...
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Vim is displaying medium dash as �~@~S and long dash as �~@~R

I'm using vim on a shared Bluehost server. When I try to type —, Vim inserts �~@~R. And when I try to type –, Vim inserts �~@~S. The problem is not specific to any particular file. It seems to ...
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Difference beetwen default.vim and /etc/vim/vimrc [closed]

What is the difference between $VIMRUNTIME/default.vim and /etc/vim/vimrc? Why is $VIMRUNTIME/default.vim started first? Shouldn't /etc/vim/vimrc leave first? (Debian 9)
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Make the Shebang of a script different color than comment lines for vim

Currently I have my .vimrc set to produce blue comment lines, I was wondering if it was possible within the vim framework to make the color of line that start with #! a different color than those that ...
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Conflict Ctrl-I with TAB in normal mode

I recently noticed that in normal mode when I type Ctrl-i (command for jumps) it is "confused" for the TAB key. In particular, I have this mapping: nnoremap <Tab> :tabnext<Enter>
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VIM - do not delay mapped keys with common prefix

What I want to do is have two mappings. One mapped to <s-k>, and one mapped to <s-k><s-k>. What happens right now is that if I press <s-k> vim delays for timeoutlenms, and if ...
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Is there a .vimrc setting that will cause vim to open files at the first line?

I'd like vim to automatically open files at line 1 instead of where it left off the last time. I tried putting gg in .vimrc, but that didn't work. There's must be some way to do this.
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Empty string syntax inside vimrc defined via nix home-manager

I want to use home-manager to declare my vim configuration inside a nix-expression with the extraConfig option. I'm trying to run the example .vimrc configuration from coc.nvim and one line reads: ...
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map “j” another character (specifically to a non-latin1, utf-8 character)

I am using a non us keyboard layout. I would like to map "j" to Turkish "ü" character, but also "k" to "j" since it is more convenient and natural for me. (I know this may be bad in the long run etc.,...
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Disabling vim visual mode in /etc/vim/vimrc does not work

I found plenty of questions regarding disabling visual mode in vim but none that tackles my particular problem: I added set mouse-=a to my /etc/vim/vimrc file to disable visual mode for good. Thing ...
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vimrc not getting recognized

I have a vimrc file that does auto indent and ect. but if doesn't seem to be doing what I want it to do. When I do vim ~/.vimrc then it shows that file is empty. But if I go to my etc directory and ...
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Using set paste disables imap jk <Esc>

I use the following line in ~/.vimrc to allow me to press jk instead of Esc. :imap jk <Esc> It works fine until I add a :set paste: " Pressing jk is same as pressing Esc :imap jk <Esc> ...
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vim: command map to two commands gives E488

I'd like a Build command that starts a build independent of what build system is used. command! -nargs=* Build :Makeshift<Bar>MakeshiftBuild <args> gives me E488: Trailing characters ...
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expand tab is not working on vim

I set the expandtab option to on, but still I don't get spaces when I click tab, but I get actual tab. This is how I set it: set expandtab set shiftwidth=4 set softtabstop=4 First I thought as ...
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vim find claims to have many files but it is not

If I type ls in my directory, I get: README.md lib sdf.t t.t t1.t t2.t tt.t I am in vim, and if i type: :find *.t, I get:too many file names What is that happening? If I ...
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Vim statusline shows ^[[2;2R^[[>41;330;0c^[]10;rgb:e5e5/e5e5/e5e5^G^[]11;rgb:0000/0000/0000^G after mapping Capslock to Esc

I added au VimEnter * silent! !xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Escape' au VimLeave * silent! !xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Caps_Lock' to my .vimrc to map Capslock to Escape. ...
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prevent vim from replacing % with file name

I am messing around with .vimrc and I had this idea to have function like follow: function Fill_line () execute "! printf '=%.0s' {1..10}" endfunction my output is: Hello =test.cpp.0s I ...
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Validate `~/.vimrc`

I want to validate that my ~/.vimrc file is correct, basically just by launching vim and immediately running quit. I can almost do this with vim -c quit, except that I have to press the enter key. For ...
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Change vim cursor in Terminator

I am using Terminator in Ubuntu as well as vim. My question is whether there is a possibility to use an underscore cursor in insert mode and a block cursor in normal mode. I read on http://vim....
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Neovim colour scheme in Urxvt not rendering correctly

I'm trying to use a 256 color theme in Neovim (this one: https://github.com/ayu-theme/ayu-vim), but can't get it to render correctly on Urxvt, even though it seems to support 256 colors: Here is the ...
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Colors in Terminal and VIM with Windows Subsystem

I'm running Debian GNU/Linux through the Windows Subsystem, and I thought it was pretty cool. However, I'm having issues setting up colors in my terminal and VIM. I used to use Ubuntu as a thing to ...
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vim: how can i make a mapping from a autocmd

in my .vimrc i have an autocmd which cleans up my files, but how can i make a mapping out of the command? autocmd BufWritePre *.test1 silent! :%s/\s\+$//e | silent! :%s/\(\n\n\)\n\+/\1/ | silent! :%s#...
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RedHat global vimrc does not work

I wanted to setup global vimrc. But it does not work. I have it setted up in /usr/share/vim/vimrc where I have this config. colo torte syntax on what I am doing wrong if the color scheme is not ...
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Vim pasting causes copy into clipboard? [duplicate]

So this is strange. If I have the following: function noTypo(){return;} fucntion doSomething(){return;} fucntion doSomethingElse(){return;} And I highlight and yank function in function noTypo(), ...
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Opening a vertical terminal in Vim 8.1

Vim 8.1 added the :terminal command, which opens up a new bash terminal as a split. However, it always seems to be a horizontal split, and I prefer vertical splits. Is there a way to open a terminal ...
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How to make vim interpret escaped characters as colors

I'm using zap logging for an application and I've noticed that when I open the log using tail the colors resolve as expected but when using vim I get a bunch of entries that look like the following: ...
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Using local system's .bash_profile and .vimrc on remote systems

Risking asking a possibly duplicate here but could not get any relevant answers. I wish to use my local system's .bash_profile and .vimrc on all the remote hosts I log in to. Is there an easy way to ...
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How to customize vim windows for python development?

I am new to vim and I want to use vim as an IDE. I have installed python-mode for making it into a python IDE. I want to split vim windows into three screens with their own functions. Top left side ...
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What causes this E474: Invalid argument error from my .vimrc?

I copied my .vimrc from my Mac to my ~/.vimrc on a CentOS host - it contains the following: 1 set number¬ 2 set listchars=eol:¬¬ 3 set listchars+=tab:>·¬ 4 set listchars+=trail:~¬ 5 set ...
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What to do with corrupted vim display?

What is the best way to deal with remnant text in vim editor? I'm ssh to a remote terminal using Xquartz, and edit my code using vim. When I hit return, there remains text displayed in the current ...
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:set nohlsearch doesn't work

When I open an existing session with VIM the setting set nohlsearch at the very end of ~/.vimrc has no effect. It has effect only when I run it manually. I also noticed that if I open a file that isn'...
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A smatrer way to un-comments in Vim

I think a nice way to do the comments is key mapping. I need to comment/un-comment c style code, here is my mapping nnoremap <leader>c 0<insert>//<Esc> ...
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Delete to end of command line in Vim

I like to use shell style shortcuts in insert and command-line mode, such as CTRL-K to delete to end of line. This mapping works in insert mode: inoremap <C-K> <C-O>D But I can't figure ...
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Turning on colours in vim is not working for some files

My .vimrc file is as follows: filetype plugin indent on syntax on " enables syntax, e.g. text colour set number " show line numbers The command I use to open files is vim ...
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Creating a .vim directory

I just installed Vim again and noticed there is no .vim directory in my /home directory. I have read that if I create .vim myself then this will override the values in /etc/vim. My questions: Should ...
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Vim is showing a different color when setting it up in .vimrc file than when selected it manually when Vim is running

I am experimenting color schemes for vim, and it isn't the first time the same scheme of colors shows differently when I set it manually by typing color [file name].vim and setting it up in my .vimrc. ...
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Changing the default fallback substitution fonts in Linux ubuntu cyrillic

In VIM need correct view cyrillic font. But NERD fonts, not support cyrillic. How to set default cyrillic font in system? P.S: ubuntu 17.04, 16.04
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Sharing zsh and vim configuration with root user

I have modified my .zshrc and .vimrc to my likings. Both files source other files containing more configuration and plugins (vundle, antibody). Now I would like to use these configurations when I ...
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How can I see/change what makes vim beep?

Vim beeps. A lot. For instance, whenever I type a '>' in insert mode (can't even guess why it dislikes that specific character), or execute a macro, or tab-complete a file path. This is really ...
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Vim won't use default colorscheme

I was using the default vim colorscheme, and one day when I turned on my computer, suddenly everything was a really weird theme with a red background and yellow/white text (I'm not even sure if this ...
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How to substitute words in git rebase file

I'm trying to set up visual mode mappings for quickly editing git's generated rebase list from when doing interactive rebase (e.g. git rebase --interactive upstream/master). In such you're presented ...
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Stop vim pasting selections as text!

I have been using VI and VIM for years (30 or more) (in xterms, not its own window, gvim) and I have a huge library of vim commands that I give vim using the mouse middle button as a selection. For ...
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Cannot get YouCompleteMe to function

I am trying to setup YouCompleteMe (YCM) with vim for my Linux Mint 18.1 KDE machine. I followed the steps on the git page for Ubuntu however cannot get it to work. Is it an issue with Linux Mint or ...