My Vim setup
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Arkham's vim configuration

My configuration uses vim-plug. (But you don't need to care about any of that.)




Prerequisites: ruby, git.

  1. Move your existing configuration somewhere else: mv ~/.vim* ~/.gvim* my_backup
  2. Clone this repo into ".vim": git clone ~/.vim
  3. Go into ".vim" and run "rake": cd ~/.vim && rake

This will install a "~/.vimrc" symlink to the config inside the ".vim" directory.


  • Use vim-plug as plugin environment
  • Sane defaults: nocompatible mode, utf8, advanced syntax highlighting
  • 2 spaces, no tabs, uses bash-alike autocompletion for files and directories
  • Tabs are displayed as , end of lines as ¬, trailing spaces as .
  • Incremental, case-insensitive search
  • Handful hard wrapping for text and markdown
  • Follow style conventions for ruby, python and makefiles
  • Reopen files in the same spot where you closed them
  • 'Leader' character mapped to "," (comma)
  • Pressing enter in normal mode resets search highlighting
  • %% is expanded to the current directory in command mode
  • ,e edits a file in the same directory of the current
  • ,f opens file search via fzf plugin
  • ,b opens buffer search via fzf plugin
  • ,m opens mru files search via fzf plugin
  • ,, switches between two last buffers
  • ,cf jumps to the first conflict marker
  • ,l toggles list mode
  • ,p copies the path of the current file
  • ,kw or :KillWhitespace removes all trailing spaces
  • <C-j/k/h/l> switches between windows (no need to prepend <C-w>)
  • Cursor keys for movement disabled!
  • Nice looking status line
  • Awesome configurations for Ag, Nerdtree and more..