I'd like to configure
Vim 8.2 on
Ubuntu 18 so that when I open code in different programming languages, different settings load. Eg. indentation, color-theme, plugins etc.
ftplugin to be the recommended way to achieve this setup. Let's assume I want to setup VIM for python and markdown. I've installed the plugins (NERDTree, ale etc.) using VIM's native package manager. I've put some plugins like NERDTree in the
/start folder while some like ALE in the
/opt folder. This is because I want NERDTree to always load when I open any file using VIM while I want to conditionally load ALE when I only open a python file (and not markdown).
From what I've read in other answers and blogposts, we need to do the following -
filetype plugin indent onat the start of the main
- Create folders
"file => ~/.vim/ftplugin/python.vim setlocal number setlocal autoindent setlocal shiftwidth=4 packadd! ale
"file => ~/.vim/ftplugin/markdown.vim setlocal number setlocal autoindent setlocal shiftwidth=2
What will be the difference between adding
ftplugin in the
/after directory ie.
~/.vim/after/ftplugin/markdown.vim as opposed to