Questions tagged [indentation]

Prefixing lines with whitespace to aid in readability.

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Autoindentation in .tex files

I use Vim to write Latex code and I would like to have autoindent when adding environments. I am aware of the smartindent capabilities that can be toggle on and off by inspecting the $VIMRUNTIME/...
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What option controls how much space is added after a new line?

When I set tw vim will auto wrap lines at tw. When breaking that line vim usually places some spaces to keep the indentation of the previous line. Example foo bar<suppose that a wrap happens ...
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Vim ignores `filetype indent off`

I don't have a personal vimrc. I use /etc/vimrc. The last 2 lines are: let testvar=999 filetype indent off I confirmed execution at the vim prompt using :echo testver, which displays 999. I tried ...
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Create a mapping for a “smart” Home key

With other text editors, if you press Home, it first takes you to the indent, then all the way to the left. Is this possible with Vim?
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Pasting text on Vim inside tmux breaks indentation

Ubuntu: 18.04 bionic tmux: version 2.6 VIM: Vi IMproved 8.0 (2016 Sep 12, compiled Jun 06 2019 ) Included patches: 1-1453 Modified by pkg-vim-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org Compiled by pkg-vim-...
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Auto-indent after carriage return after line containing open curly brace

I recently upgraded my Cygwin from a 2015 installation (5 years ago) to the current "2020" version. Gvim now automatically indents by shiftwidth columns when I press return after a curly brace { on a ...
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How to delete entry from indented argument from list?

Let's say with the cursor I'm on b in def f(a=1, b=2, c=3, e=4 ) and we want to delete the whole argument including the line break, so that we get def f(a=1, c=3, ...
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What is necessary to properly indent shell scripts with gg=G?

I was editing a small configure script and noticed that vim's indentation of the file was not working properly. A sample of the original source follows: while getopts 'dgSsx' opt; do case $opt ...
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Pressing Enter removes indentation

If I have a file a.js like this: let a1 = [ ]; and I press Enter at the end of the first line, a Tab is inserted. I do not want this, so I added a setting: filetype indent off but then if I have ...
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How to disable auto-indentation while using vim-multiple-cursors?

I got familiar with vim-multiple-cursors recently and really enjoyed using this tool but one issue ruined the joy of using this plugin for me! To put it in a context, consider having an HTML file and ...
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Keeping indent (like breakindent) when using hard wrap with textwidth

I know the breakindent option works with linebreak to preserve indent on wrapped lines. However, when I want to hard wrap lines (using the textwidth option so <EOL> is inserted when a line ...
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What vim setting determines the amount of indentation change by pressing > or < (greater than or less than)? [duplicate]

For me the > and < are set to 8 spaces. I would like them to be set to 4 spaces. What setting corresponds to this?
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How to indent text between specific line numbers in vim?

Let's say I want to indent everything between lines 40 and 60 (both lines included). One way of doing this is to go to line 40 and indent 21 lines: :40 21>> I am slightly bothered by having to ...
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Why does my line indent?

Please see line 20 and 21: My question is about how vim decides to auto-indent line 21, and how to adjust that behaviour. When I took this screenshot I had formatoptions=qrn1a set, however I believe ...
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Vim highlighting random indentations

As seen from the image, Vim decides to highlight those indentations for no reason. I've tried :noh and :set nolist (:set list seems to make it go away, but I don't want indentation marks) from a ...
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How to set custom shortcut in vim?

I want to make use of Shift+Tab to left-shift (unindent) a block of text, instead of Ctrl+d. How to do it?
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Paste into a new line and preserve indentation

I want a mapping that does it. Apparently, it is not that simple. Because first, it might decide to keep it commented when I press o. And it behaves differently if it was copied by yy, insists adding ...
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Fix indentation in a file while keeping cursor on the same line

I'd like to use vim's builtin indent fix feature on an entire file. I have looked up answers, but all I found were suggestions to type gg=G, the only problem being that it brings your cursor to the ...
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Keep indentation after multiple newlines

I've got a problem where in insert mode, if I type something like { that will cause indentation, then press enter twice, then match that bracket (such that there is a line in between the opening and ...
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insert new bullet point in autoindent mode

with autoindent mode on, when writing a short bullet point on restructuredtext file: - item one ~ Then I press Enter, and I get: - item one ~ but I whould like to quickly by here: - ...
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Smart and auto indent not indenting as expected for JSX

I'm trying to figure out how to get vim to correctly indent the next line in a JSX block. Currently when I press enter, the cursor goes slightly behind where it should be. In the example below, my ...
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Why is the commit message inside parentheses wrapped so strangely?

I sometimes need to do some remarks in parentheses in my commit message's detailed part. But when the parenthesized text comes to the rightmost column and is line-broken, the next line for some reason ...
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gq in visual mode indents just first two lines of enumeration

Some markdown as an example. I select the following paragraph in visual mode and press gq. The result is: - Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor ...
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Override indentation settings with autocmd

When editing Typescript neovim automatically sets indentexpr=GetTypescriptIndent(). I don't like the way it aligns to an open brace instead of inserting a (soft) tab or two, but it doesn't seem to be ...
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Artificial indenting with shift+insert [duplicate]

When I paste via SHIFT+INSERT, vim create artificial indent per line. How can I paste without any indenting?
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What setting causes my autoindent to add indent on a new line?

I have this go code snippet that I am working on in vim with vim-go enabled. | is where my cursor is at. // PlayerServer is a HTTP interface for player information type PlayerServer struct { ...
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Find and replace only between searched patterns

Editing large HTML file. Would like to do something like: :/<blockquote>/,/<\/blockquote>/s/^\(\s\s\+\)\(<[^>].\{-}>\)/\1 \2/g So basically just trying to indent all between ...
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How to have the cursor at the right indentation when editing PHP/HTML

When I'm working with HTML in a PHP file and I press enter while in INSERT mode, my cursor goes to the start of the next line instead of going at the right positive therefore I have to press tab to ...
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Where can I find good indentation file for lex filetype?

I checked and found only a syntax file for lex filetypes in /usr/share/nvim/runtime/syntax, but found no indent file in /usr/share/nvim/runtime/indent I want my lex files to be properly indented; one ...
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Format / Indent c++ as you type inside expressions

In visual studio, that code : for(int x=0;x<10;x++) {} becomes that code : for (int x = 0; x < 10; x++) { } as soon as you hit enter. I was wondering, is it possible, and if so, how can I ...
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Why does vim still auto-indent LaTeX after I set noai noci nosi?

I want to disable autoindent and smartindent for LaTeX so I did :set noai noci nosi When I open a brand new mwe.tex, filetype=plaintex and there is no auto indent magic. When I then enter some code,...
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How to move a cursor to the last line with auto indent?

Assume autoindent is set, and you have the buffer below. Note the cursor is represented as I. for i in range(1, 6): print(i)I When you hit Enter key, you get this. for i in range(1, 6): ...
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How to get the right indentation and new line when adding a new line between brackets? [duplicate]

So I am curious about one thing: when I am between two brackets ({) in vim (or nvim), and I press Enter I go from this (where the pipe sign is the cursor): getUsers(){|} to this: getUsers(){ |} ...
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How to indent or unindent lines in a block of text?

I use two spaces in my indentation of codes. What are the possible ways to indent or unindent a block of code?
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Plugin to show enclosing indentation levels

I'm looking for functionality which may or may not exist. Basically, I'd like to have a location list split at the top of each writable buffer which shows the last line of each enclosing indentation ...
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vim disable behavior special tags (eg script)

When editing html, vim applies different rules when inside certain tags (like script/pre/style). I want to have the normal html rules when inside a script tag (using handlebars, and I don't write any ...
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'filetype plugin indent on' breaks indention [closed]

Using vim 8.*, I am using these plugins: html5.vim polymer-ide.vim supertab vim-javascript In my vimrc.local file if I enable filetype plugin indent on it breaks my javaScript indention but makes the ...
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How to make a newline without autoindent

Is there a command to make a newline without the autoindent? In other words, I want o and O to normally autoindent, but is there another command that will not autoindent for just the duration of that ...
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How to indent HTML5 with omitted closing tags properly?

I try writing some HTML5 with omitted closing tags in NVIM v0.3.4, and get this: <ol> <li>3 <li>4 <li>8 <li>9 </ol> This ...
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Match indentation upon newline without replacing spaces with tabs or vice versa

When I create a new line or hit o I have Vim configured to match the previous indentation. However, since I use hard tabs in most places, vim will replace any spaces that are greater than or equal to ...
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Indent text to beginning of line

Sometimes I'll have some text with an arbitrary indentation. Sample text. If I want to bring this text back to the beginning of the line, I'll visually select the line and then ...
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Multi-line array variable in bash with filetype sh does not indent correctly

I have the following bash array after automatic indentation, both on pressing carriage return when was editing in :h Insert mode and doing =ip on the block in :h Normal-mode DOTFILES=( ".bashrc" "....
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How can I reindent/prettyify blocks of HTML code?

I've got a lot of HTML files, some of them with garbage indentation. How can I select a block, and then prettify/reindent the HTML within, adding in newlines where appropriate? I can install any ...
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How do I get Vim (with TComment) to do proper block comments in OCaml?

(I have TComment installed, and I'm on NeoVim 0.4.0.) Given this code, for example: let mem key st = let is_matching_key = function | Positional _ -> false | Flag f -> f.name == key ...
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Substitute tabs for equivalent number of spaces

N.B I use the word blank here due to lack of a better word. By blank I mean the remaining part of a tab that is visualized after the starting part. Please feel free to edit this question. I know ...
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In PHP files, how can I auto close HTML tag pairs and indent the new line?

I have been a Vim user for several years now and I haven't been able to find a solution to this issue. There have been a lot of questions on the internet that try to address it, but none of the ...
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How to visually select based on indentation?

If someone is editing the following javascript file: let foo = true if (foo) { let bar = 42 // moooooore code... } You can use vi{ anywhere on the line with let bar to select let bar = 42 and ...
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inoremap inserts unwanted tabs

I recently made myself custom insert mode keybindings to type faster in LaTeX. However, When I use them, Vim adds tabs that weren't part of the original keybinding. Example: Here is my inoremap: ...
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What is valid use case for `smartindent`?

I might not have discovered everything about it, but the smartindent option has given me much more trouble than usefulness. For example, it indents a line beginning with for or if, and won't shift a ...
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Indenting a c file adds spaces before function's type?

Open a c file and then type: int main and then hit: gg=G It becomes int main Is this an intended behavior? Is there a way to change this? I prefer it to be retained as is because most ...

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