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Do I need the contents of the indent and ftplugin directories in my configuration?

While I have been using nvim (on Linux) for some time, I have only recently started using gvim (on Linux and Windows). I have noticed that on the Windows version of gvim there are directories amongst ...
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How can I make `.vim/after/ftplugin/markdown.vim` take effect immediately

I change this file, but it seems that I have to restart vim to make it take effect. Is there any way to make .vim/after/ftplugin/markdown.vim take effect immediately? I try :source and :runtime, ...
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How to properly set up ftplugin files for working with different filetypes in different windows?

$ vim --version VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 I set up the following vim configuration files: " .vim/ftplugin/text.vim set textwidth = 0 " .vim/ftplugin/python.vim set textwidth = 99 set ...
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Open buffer without loading ftplugins

I have huge file and quite slow plugin (loaded by vim-plug) for corresponding filetype. I want following: Plugin is loaded by default Option to fast open this file without loading plugin. Something ...
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modules installed again and again

Here is a part of my ftplugin/fortran_state.vim " Check python modules and install{{{1 if !executable('fprettify') || !executable('fortls') || !executable('unidecode') :let choice =confirm(&...
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Filetype inheritance

I know that it's not very common, but there are few cases in which I would really like to inherit the configurations for one filetype in another. Example: whatever I set for sh I would like to inherit ...
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Execute normal command after opening email in Mutt

I'd like to use ftplugin/mail.vim to execute a normal command after opening an email in Mutt. Specifically, when replying to an email, I'd like move the cursor after the header fields (I have set ...
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Where should I put filetype specific options for indentation?

At moment, mostly for random reasons, I have $ cat ~/.vim/ftplugin/c.vim set tabstop=2 softtabstop=2 expandtab shiftwidth=2 smarttab smartindent autoindent cinoptions=g2 and this $ cat ~/.vim/...
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How can I make vim ignore a filetype plugin's makeprg setting?

I am using a plugin that sets makeprg to some value specific to the filetype's programming language. I want to use my global setting instead, because I also use Makefiles. How can I do this? Thank you!...
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Neovim automatically run command when opening a filetype from ftplugin file

I have Neovim setup with configurations for file types separated into ftplugin files. I would like to have Neovim start the Goyo plugin when I open a markdown file. However, I would like to keep this ...
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Why won't vim source my ftplugin_after.vim file?

I have a file called ~/.config/nvim/after/ftplugin_after.vim, which contains set incsearch ignorecase smartcase number relativenumber autoindent shiftwidth=8 tabstop=8 softtabstop=8 expandtab ...
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Buffer opened when compiling succeeds

I am writing a vim plugin for the fortran filetype. In an autoload script, I have done: " File Name: autoload/makes.vim let s:Compiler = get(g:, "fortran_compiler", "gfortran"...
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pluging value to override vimrc

in my ftplugin, I have code: if executable('fprettify') au BufWritePre <buffer> :silent %!fprettify --silent else :let choice=confirm("fprettify doesn't exists! Install ...
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Organize plugins and .vimrc settings for different filetypes using ftplugins?

I'm new to vim (8.2) and have been learning how to set it up on my computer (Ubuntu 18) for the past few days. I'd like to configure VIM so that when I open code in different programming languages, ...
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Difference between adding "vim/after/ftplugin" vs "vim/ftplugin"

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. I found ftplugin to be the ...
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Why are files in after/ftplugin/ run on every save, and can I work around it?

I have a variety of vimscripts for different filetypes in ~/.vim/after/ftplugin, e.g. text.vim, vim.vim, etc. These contain a variety of settings, mappings, etc. Only recently, I've noticed (not sure ...
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Highlight group in `.vim/after/ftplugin` not highlighting patterns

While highlight group in .vimrc highlights patterns just fine, highlight groups in .vim/after/ftplugin folder does not seem to do anything. Is it normal?
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Why do FileType autocommands not appear to work when using multiple filetypes?

Not everyone considers setting b:undo_ftplugin to be a "best practice" the way I do, but as far as I can tell, the behavior described in this question depends on it being set as part of the ...
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How to use bash aliases in ftplugin files? [duplicate]

I want to be able to compile and run C++ files directly from inside vim. I have a custom compilation alias gmm defined in ~/.bash_aliases. I do not want to copy it over to my ~/.vim/ftplugin/cpp.vim ...