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

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Vim PLUGIN -> undotree

Issue with the PLUGIN (undotree): One simple <CR> creates unncessary 3 COMMIT HISTORY. What's going on? I saw the action in debug mode with the file ~/undotree_debug.log with $tail -F ~/...
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Vim does not display other files in the same folder when opening a file

On a brand new debian installation, when no ~/.vimrc is present, vim shows all files in the current directory when trying to open another file for editing in normal/command mode, as shown below: ...
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What's overriding my .vimrc tabstop size setting for CMake files?

In my ~/.vim/vimrc, I have: set shiftwidth=4 set tabstop=4 and when I edit a plain text file, that is respected. However, when I edit a CMake file - these both becomes 8. I tried looking for the ...
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Vim. Close the quicklist and return to the original window

I'd like to write a function that toggles the quicklist and when closing it, it returns to the window it was in before the quicklist opening. I tried to improve some function I found but it does not ...
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"E492: Not an editor command: PlugInstall" only when I "sudo vim"

My question is a spinoff from this previous question 6 months ago, so to get more details and see how I've installed Vim Plug have a look here. Currently I wanted to add this extension. https://github....
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Enable plugins in VIM. E492: Not an editor command: PlugInstall

I've been following this video tutorial, to install some VIM plugins in order to change the text colors in my VIM editor, especially to make comments brighter color. I've created .vimrc file. It looks ...
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Copying "fancy" spaces with the mouse from Vim

I have the following setting in my .vimrc: set listchars+=space:· for formatting purposes (spaces vs tabs, extra spaces, etc) and thanks to a proper color scheme, these dots do not disturb much. So ...
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How do I search for a string and then insert a newline at the beginning, for all lines in file?

I want to search an entire file for the string --- when it appears at the beginning of a line. I then want to insert a newline before each instance of that string. In my .vimrc file, I added this ...
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Disable vim from auto indenting my comment lines, but continue to autoindent everything else [duplicate]

I want vim to stop auto indenting any time I add a # to the beginning of a link after its white space. Here is an example of the problem: Original text: dog cat moose If I add a # comment ...
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Change the default comments in GIT's COMMIT_EDITMSG after typing "git commit"

Sometimes when I'm at work, I want to commit and push changes to my own projects on GitHub. So I do a lot of git config user.email to make sure that I don't commit with my email at the company and ...
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Ubuntu: vim gruvbox looks like completely different in tmux

I am a beginner of using tmux and am trying to get vim and tmux working together properly. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, vim 8.1.3741, tmux 3.0a. All was well until I entered vim inside of a tmux ...
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How to remap CapsLock to Esc in Vim, installed on Ubuntu (console only, no Desktop Environment)?

The goal is to remap CapsLock to Esc in Vim, installed on Ubuntu (console only, no Desktop Environment). This Ubuntu system is installed on Virtual Private Server. I'm logging to this server using ...
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Which $TERM renders bold text in vim as well as display status line?

I am looking for a $TERM which displays bold text in vim and display airline statusline too. To know what I mean,I have screenshot of two identical files opened by vim but using different terms by ...
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How to Migrate Neovim from Windows to Linux

This seems like a pretty simple question, but I can't find a solution. I have Neovim configuration on Windows with a custom init.vim as well as plugins and color schemes. I am able to get Neovim on ...
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Vim: run commands depending on file directory

In my init.vim, I want to run certain commands only if the current file is under a certain hierarchy. Pseudo-code: if current_file_directory == ~/some/path/here autocmd <whatever> set <...
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Map Escape to caps lock in vim not working in Fedora 34

I am new to Fedora and I have installed Fedora-34 couple of days ago. Well, when I used ubuntu, I mapped my Esc to CapsLk in vim using following lines in ~/.vimrc file au VimEnter * silent! !xmodmap -...
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Icons are not displayed in vim-airline and NERDTree

I've just installed plugins for my Neovim using vim-plug.  The plugins are working perfectly, but it's the icons within them that are haunting me.  I've provided screenshots of them below. NERDTree: ...
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Vim: Default Colour Scheme Permission Issues

So I tried to change the default colour scheme of vim to desert thinking it was going to be a simple task but I ended up getting caught in a rabbit hole. I normally create a web pages using sudo ...
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Vim/nvim <BS> and <C-w> delete entire line in (terminal mode from a command) instead of a single character

I'm creating a mapping which is supposed to navigate to a specific window (call TEST_WIN), focus in on the terminal and then delete a single character. The mapping looks like this: noremap '; :let ...
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How to make nested indentation in vim?

I would like to make if-fi statement in vim, where the iabbrev will "autocomplete" the if-fi clause: autocmd Filetype sh iabbrev if if<esc>ma<cr>ifi<esc>`ak which upon if ...
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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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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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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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