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EditorConfig Vim Plugin

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This is an EditorConfig plugin for Vim. This plugin can be found on both GitHub and Vim online.


To install this plugin, you can use one of the following ways:

Install with the archive

Download the archive and extract it into your Vim runtime directory (~/.vim on UNIX/Linux and $VIM_INSTALLATION_FOLDER\vimfiles on windows). You should have 3 sub-directories in this runtime directory now: "autoload", "doc" and "plugin".

Install as Vim8 plugin

Install as a Vim 8 plugin. Note local can be any name, but some path element must be present. On Windows, instead of ~/.vim use $VIM_INSTALLATION_FOLDER\vimfiles.

mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/local/start
cd ~/.vim/pack/local/start
git clone

Install with pathogen

Use pathogen (the git repository of this plugin is

Install with Vundle

Use Vundle by adding to your .vimrc Vundle plugins section:

Plugin 'editorconfig/editorconfig-vim'

Then remember to call :PluginInstall.

Install with vim-plug

Use vim-plug by adding to your .vimrc in your plugin section:

Plug 'editorconfig/editorconfig-vim'

Then remember to call :PlugInstall.

No external editorconfig core library is required

Previous versions of this plugin also required a Python "core". The core included the code to parse .editorconfig files. This plugin includes the core, so you don't need to download the core separately.

Supported properties

The EditorConfig Vim plugin supports the following EditorConfig properties:

  • indent_style
  • indent_size
  • tab_width
  • end_of_line
  • charset
  • insert_final_newline (Feature +fixendofline (available on Vim 7.4.785+) or PreserveNoEOL is required for this property)
  • trim_trailing_whitespace
  • max_line_length
  • root (only used by EditorConfig core)

Recommended Options

All of the options which are supported are documented in editorconfig.txt and can be viewed by executing the following: :help editorconfig. You may need to execute :helptags ALL so that Vim is aware of editorconfig.txt.

Excluded patterns.

To ensure that this plugin works well with Tim Pope's fugitive, use the following patterns array:

let g:EditorConfig_exclude_patterns = ['fugitive://.*']

If you wanted to avoid loading EditorConfig for any remote files over ssh:

let g:EditorConfig_exclude_patterns = ['scp://.*']

Of course these two items could be combined into the following:

let g:EditorConfig_exclude_patterns = ['fugitive://.*', 'scp://.*']

Disable rules

You might want to override some project-specific EditorConfig rules in global or local vimrc in some cases, e.g., to resolve conflicts of trailing whitespace trimming and buffer autosaving.

let g:EditorConfig_disable_rules = ['trim_trailing_whitespace']

You are able to disable any supported EditorConfig properties.

Bugs and Feature Requests

Feel free to submit bugs, feature requests, and other issues to the issue tracker. Be sure you have read the contribution guideline!

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