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

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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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Color coding html color sequeces in vim

It it possible to setup syntax highlighting in vim so that a html color sequence is colored in that color, e.g. #FF0000 would show up as red. I'd also be ok with it underlining the text that color ...
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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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Naturally scroll past end of last line in vim

I'm a bit of a vim novice, but I'm having difficulty finding resources to help me with this problem. When I move my cursor to the bottom of my file, I want it to keep going past the final line, ...
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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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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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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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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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gvim colors the same as is the terminal

Is there a command I can put in the .vimrc to make gvim look like vim's setup in the terminal? Same back ground, syntax highlighting, colors, and font. To add to my question, is there a may for gvim ...
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Problem with vim when logged in as root

When I login as root or edit a file by sudo mode all of the options in my /etc/vimrc are not working (e.g. highlight line-number etc.)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remap Up and Down arrows to gj-gk in vim input mode without using <c-o>?

I have mapped my arrows keys to move in a visual-line mode, leaving the hjkl keys for normal, logic line movement: " Visual movement with the arrows and End-Home nnoremap <Down> gj nnoremap &...
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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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Can't open syntax.vim error when using vimrc

When I try to open my .bashrc file. then it shows these lines: Errordetected while processing /etc/vimrc: line 45: E848: Can't open file /usr/share/vim/vim70/syntax/syntax.vim Press ENTER or type ...
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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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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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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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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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How to disable vimplugins while invoking vimdiff command

I added few vim plugins like sytastic, nerdTree. They change the status line and other UI elements, which works fine while editing files. But when I invoke vimdiff on 2 files, the nerdTree pane also ...
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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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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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vimdiff - Weird Issue comparing 2 files

When I compare the below 2 files its comparing it wrongly. How to compare? All the rows are available in the file2 but its not working. When I do a "vim -d a b" its showing like the values are missing ...
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How to debug `Error while processing function` in `vim` and `nvim`?

TL;DR How to find where exactly vim or nvim error started (which file?) when I'm interested in fixing the actual issue and not just removing the bad plugin? Anything better than strace and guesswork ...
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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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How do I highlight the current line and the cursor in .vimrc?

I am trying to highlight the current line as well as the cursor position in Vim. Here's my .vimrc: set cursorline hi CursorLine ctermbg=8 ctermfg=15 "8 = dark gray, 15 = white hi Cursor ctermbg=15 ...
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.vimrc does not working as expected

I've been trying new color schemes and I set: colorscheme gotham256 set background=dark set t_Co=256 highlight Normal ctermbg=NONE highlight nonText ctermbg=NONE but these thing doesn'...
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Vim: set “cursor keys” hjkl to wasd [closed]

I wish to overwrite/remap the basic vi/vim (and gvim) "cursor keys" hjkl to the ordinary "gamer layout" wasd (w-up, a-left, s-down, d-right). Moreover: I know that "w", "a", "s" and "d" are important ...
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Vim mappings stop working

Some of my Vim mappings have stopped working, even though :map <keys> shows that the mapping has been registered. One example is map <S-CR> O<Esc> in my .vimrc, which does not work ...
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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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how do I install both neovim and vim plugins which are in the same .vimrc file?

I'm using neovim and would like to know how to install both neovim and vim plugins which are in the same .vimrc file?
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modes not showing in status bar of vim

I installed vim version 7.4.1689 in my linux mint 18. I opened any file with vim but after switching between modes on the status bar it is not showing anything like which mode I am currently in. I ...
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Is it possible to create and use menus in (terminal-based) vim?

I'm setting up virtualized Linux boxes (as local development servers) for developers at a company that is primarily Windows-based, and some of developers make negative cracks about vim (among other ...
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Vim command mapping

My question is about mapping a multi-part command to a single key combo. In my .vimrc, I've got the following line: nnoremap <leader>ss :w\|:silent !execute_external_script > ...
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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....