Indent Guides is a plugin for visually displaying indent levels in vim.
- Can detect both tab and space indent styles.
- Automatically inspects your colorscheme and picks appropriate colors (gvim only).
- Will highlight indent levels with alternating colors.
- Full support for gvim and basic support for terminal vim.
- vim 7.2+
To install the plugin just copy
doc directories into your .vim directory.
Alternatively if you have Pathogen installed, just clone this repo into a subdirectory of your .vim/bundle directory like so:
cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone git://github.com/nathanaelkane/vim-indent-guides.git
The default mapping to toggle the plugin is
At the moment Terminal Vim only has basic support. This means is that colors won't be automatically calculated based on your colorscheme. Instead some preset colors are used depending on whether
set background= is set to
set background=dark is used, the following highlight colors will be defined:
hi IndentGuidesEven ctermbg=darkgrey hi IndentGuidesOdd ctermbg=black
set background=light is used, the following highlight colors will be defined:
hi IndentGuidesEven ctermbg=lightgrey hi IndentGuidesOdd ctermbg=white
If for some reason it's defining light highlight colors instead of dark ones or vice versa, the first thing you should check is that
set background= is being set correctly for your colorscheme. Sometimes it's best to manually set the
background value in your .vimrc, for example:
colorscheme desert256 set background=dark
Alternatively you can manually setup the highlight colors yourself, see
:help indent_guides_auto_colors for an example.