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The awesome Vim config files

This will allow you to run mac vim and develop on Ruby on Rails.

Some features include:

  • nice theme for gui and terminal with 16 colors. (ir_black and xterm16)
  • incremental Search that ignore case by default
  • Swap and backup out of your way

to install: you need to install macvim. If you are using OSX with macports you can run: sudo port install macvim +ruby

WARNING: The +ruby variant depends on ruby from macport! this could reinstall a new ruby env! You only require ruby support for command-t plugin. So you could remove +ruby to install it without ruby support:

then add the config files:

git clone git:// ~/.vim

cd ~/.vim
git submodule init
git submodule update

Then you need to load on ~/.vimrc. e.g.:

source ~/.vim/vim-for-rails.vim

" solarized dark background
colorscheme solarized
set background=dark

Then you need to load on ~/.gvimrc. e.g.:

source ~/.vim/gvim-for-rails.vim


 |                            VIM Settings                                   |
 |                   (see gvimrc for gui vim settings)                       |
 |                                                                           |
 | Some highlights:                                                          |
 |   jj = <esc>  Very useful for keeping your hands on the home row          |
 |   ,n = toggle NERDTree off and on                                         |
 |   ,N = find current file in  NERDTree                                     |
 |                                                                           |
 |   ,FC = fuzzy find coverage files (or ,f)                                 |
 |   ,FF = fuzzy find files                                                  |
 |   ,FD = fuzzy find directory                                              |
 |   ,FL = fuzzy find in lines                                               |
 |   ,FB = fuzzy find buffers                                                |
 |   ,FR = fuzzy find refresh files                                          |
 |   ,p = go to previous file                                                |
 |   ,t = toogle taglist                                                     |
 |                                                                           |
 |   ,h = new horizontal window                                              |
 |   ,v = new vertical window                                                |
 |                                                                           |
 |   ,i = toggle invisibles                                                  |
 |                                                                           |
 |   enter and shift-enter = adds a new line after/before the current line   |
 |                                                                           |
 |   :call Tabstyle_tabs = set tab to real tabs                              |
 |   :call Tabstyle_spaces = set tab to 2 spaces                             |
 |                                                                           |
 | Put machine/user specific settings in ~/.vimrc.local                      |

Keyboard Layout

I use english keyboard layout since is the most efficient layout for development. Also I use the Caps Lock key as control key.

Wish List

Things i want to include, build, improve, etc

  • Git grep inside vim
  • mvim should open a new tab and pwd should be set to the current file
  • running 'mvim' or 'mvim .' should open the NERDTREE by default and an empty window on the right

See it



Thanks to twerth for his config files Thanks to Rafa for introducing me to the world of mac and spending some time testing this config! :D


This is the awesome config files to develop Ruby on Rails with vim



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