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Arkham's vim configuration

My configuration uses NeoBundle. (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.


  • For vim:
    • use NeoBundle 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 :CommandT 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 Ack, CommandT, Nerdtree and more..
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