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Prefixing lines with whitespace to aid in readability.

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expandtab is off when I open html files

I put a set expandtab on init.vim (Neovim) and it does not work when I open html files. Here is the lines related to it: set tabstop=4 " size of tab set shiftwidth=4 " size of ...
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How can I make fmt return leading spaces instead of tabs?

When I use vim to write regular text (not source code), I often highlight a long line, or a paragraph, and do: !fmt to re-format the lines into proper length lines. I think they up up being 75 ...
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Keep \t Characters, While Don't Transform Spaces to Tabs?

In Vim, how to change the vimrc so that I could keep files' \t characters while I don't want \t characters appear in the newline generated by auto-indentation and tab-button I pressed. Is this ...
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How to move the cursor to the correct indentation level without quiting insert mode?

For example I have this JavaScript code. The | character represents the cursor position and it is on an empty line. function a() { console.log("a"); function b() { console....
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Stop vim from deleting expanded tab as a block of spaces

I am on CentOS 8.1 and using vim 8.0.1763. When I open a python file, e.g. vim tmp.py, I type tab and it inserts 4 spaces (see .vimrc below). When I type delete, it deletes all 4 spaces. I want it ...
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Indentation error on VHDL component instantiation

I'm finding some strange behaviour on indentation in VHDL, and have added a minimum example. It is very strange, as everything else seems to work perfectly with VHDL. Does anybody know how to fix this?...
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Indent on New Line between HTML/XML Tags

I'm currently using imap <silent> <C-c> </<C-X><C-O><C-X><Esc>F<i as per this post and this page to close <></> tags of any kind with <C-c&...
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Can I get vim to indent correctly after a here document?

In an account with just an emtpy .vimrc, under Xubuntu 20.04 and vim 8.1, I get strange indentaion after my here document if I reindent with gg=G I've boiled down an example from some pretty tangled ...
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equalprg with lisp (clojure) and custom indent settings

How do I make equalprg match my custom indent settings? They are like: let b:did_indent = 1 set expandtab set shiftwidth=2 set softtabstop=2 set autoindent And they format the code to this (...
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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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Understanding indenting rules for C++ files

Why is the following C++ source file indented like this, #include <vector> int main() { std::vector<std::vector<int>> v{ {1,2}, {1,1}, {1,2} };...
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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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How to get indentation lines for spaces without loosing chars like quotes in json files

rephrased my question based on Matt's answer and Christian's comment: I really like the indentLine plugin that shows vertical lines to visualize indentation levels. However, when using it, it does not ...
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Dynamically toggle formatoptions based on input

Question: Is there a way to control the indentation + comment leader input, when adding a new line? Details: I am trying to set formatoptions-=cro when inserting a new line (in specific syntax region)...
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Indent line in xml after omni-completion

When editing xml, lines are indented when pressing (among others) <, > or <CR> according to the indentkeys setting. For example: <tag> </tag| If the cursor is on | and I ...
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Understanding interaction between visual, autoindent, and paste option

Let's start form this faulty C++ source file #include <vector> int main() { std::vector<std::vector<int>> v{ 1,2}, 9,3}, 4,2} }; } which ...
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Vim indentation different on linux and macOS

I'm using vim to write in C for college. My .c files need to abide to specific formatting rules. While I'm writing my files on Linux, the .c files will be evaluated on macOS. I noticed that any tabs ...
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`filetype plugin indent on` with `filetype=html` over-indents <script>

Since my last system update (I think), I have noticed this very annoying behavior. # vim foo.html # I go to insert mode, I type (no whitespace except newlines) <html> <head> ...
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Unwanted cascading indentation [duplicate]

I am struggling to regain control of indentation for certain filetypes, particularly when pasting code. I end up with what I call "cascading indentation" which is nearly unreadable. I've run ...
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How to write a function to set nobreakindent when using the Pencil plugin?

I'm trying to get the Pencil plugin to run with the noautoindent and nobreakindent settings. This is what I've tried in my init.vim: + 201 function! s:pencil_enter() + 202 set nobreakindent + 203 ...
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Reformatting a tab in vim [closed]

I am new to vim, and I'm facing an interesting problem. I need to reformat a file so that the indentation is consistent. How do I do this?
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How to disable bad indentation when pasting text?

I am using vim and simply want to disable auto indent when I paste text into my terminal vim session. I have tried numerous solutions including various incantations of below to ~/.vimrc: set nopaste &...
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Vim doesn't use default indenting for markdown

My default indent width settings (4 spaces) are not used for markdown files. Whenever I open a markdown file it is indented using 2 spaces. Here are my default indent width settings. In my .vim/vimrc ...
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Automatically indent at the right level when moving to a completely empty line

I have this binding in my .vimrc to trick autointent into actually populating the next line with real characters, so that if I hit enter, leave the line, and click back to it, I can already be at the ...
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How can I easily indent inline comments?

I frequently have inline comments for variables: var1 = 0 # Var 1 var2 = 0 # Var 2 var3 = 0 # Var 3 var4 = 0 # Var 4 (This is in python, for example, but this question applies to C-Style ...
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Vim plugin for different languages in one webfile

I have the annoying issue that I have a .php file with HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP. I use Vim. But the autoindent is always messed up and only works for one language in the whole file. Is there a ...
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How can I stop vim automatically inserting a tab in CSS files?

When I am in a CSS file with a blank line, like this: and I want to simply make a new line and move down to it, by hitting Enter , vim is auto inserting a tab character, e.g. Running :set fo? ...
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How to change indentation in “case” with curly braces? [duplicate]

The default is this: switch(x) { case a: { y(); } } But I need this: switch(x) { case a: { y(); } } With :set cindent and :set cino={-s this is ...
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Vim switch statement cindent options

I want my C code indented as follows: switch (x) { case 1: break; case 2: { break; } } Instead of this: switch (x) { case 1: break; case 2: { ...
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How can I copy/paste new text without auto-indentation at every new line?

How I paste now: Right-click/Copy or simply highlight. Right-click/Paste or Middle Click or CTRL+SHFT+V Indents appear at increasing intervals: 0, 2, 4, 6, + Question at hand: From prior research, ...
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Fixing tab and space inconsistency

I used < in visual model to do a shift+tab reverse for a code inside loop after I removed the try/except phrase. Now, I get an error: $ python clean_captions.py File "clean_captions.py"...
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How can I have jinja2 indentation and syntax when keeping HTML filetype?

I have emmet installed and some more plugins that are usable on html filetypes, I would like to have syntax highlighting and have indentation for jinja2 while keeping the filetype HTML so my HTML ...
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incorrect auto-indent behavior

In some very specific scenarios, the auto indenter has almost unexplainable behavior that is very annoying. Example with haskell MultiWayIf syntax (cursor is at the "!"): test | test ...
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bad comment behavior in cmake files

When I'm editing a cmake file in (neo)vim I'm getting bad behavior block inserting comment characters. Given this section of text install_license_file( PACKAGE tomcrypt TARGET ...
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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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How can I indent selected lines in Visual mode by space granularity instead of TABs?

How can I indent lines selected in Visual mode using space granularity instead of than TABs (i.e. < or >)? Sometimes when coding Python, I need to indent lines to a level that is not a TAB ...
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How to tell vim to ignore extern “C” brakets while indenting?

I have the following in my .vimrc to indent the whole file: nnoremap cu gg=G`` I have a problem using this in source files that have #ifdef __cplusplus extern "C" { #endif // code #ifdef ...
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vim plugin changes rust files to use a ts of 4 rather than 2

Let's say I have a simple file, echo -n "\tTABBED ONCE" > foo.rs And then I have in my .vimrc the following, set ts=2 call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged') call plug#end() How come I open that file ...
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Is it possible to configure Vim to indent line continuation differently from indented blocks?

Here is an example of line continuation: ThisIsASuperLongClassNameWithALotOfExtraCharacters thisIsALongVariableName = ThisIsAModeratelyLongSuperClass.longFunctionCall( ...
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Is there a way to automatically reindent a selection while preserving relative indentation?

Suppose that I have a file that looks like this: aaa bbb ccc If I select lines 2 and 3 in visual mode and reindent with =, the result is everything in the same line: aaa bbb ccc Is there a way ...
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Get comments LINED UP in 65c816 asm syntax [duplicate]

I've been writing some 65c816 assembly lately. They have some interesting commenting conventions that I was hoping VIM could help me with. LDA $E7 ; You see, they BEQ IfZero ...
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How to add indentation guides/lines

In Sublime Text 2, you get vertical guides where your indentation is, like this: but in vim I obviously don't: Is there a way to show lines like that in vim? By the way, my indentation is 2 spaces. ...
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maintain alignment of text after folding

When a block of text is folded in vim, the first line of folded text is displayed in the foldline at a constant offset from the left edge of the window. Can the offset of that text be instead set to ...
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Is there a way to indent and outdent lines without moving the cursor?

I often escape insert mode only to change the current line's indent by pressing >> or << and then immediately go back to writing. I wanted to make this easier, so I included these lines on ...
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Vim autoindent and xml self-closing

(previously posted on https://stackoverflow.com/q/62000643/3206025 before I get that there is a Vi's SE) Here my vimrc filetype plugin indent on set autoindent set tabstop=2 set shiftwidth=2 set ...
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Using linebreak and other commands to customize vim indentation

I am using vim, by default I have not set the linebreak option in vim.So the following code: aug =ImageDataGenerator(width_shift_range=0.1,height_shift_range=0.1,horizontal_flip=True,fill_mode="...
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How to make the indentation more smart

I'm using vim to code and I set autoindent in my ~/.vimrc. Now, if I code as below: if (a == 1) {| // the cursor is here and I type ENTER } After typing the ENTER, the code becomes as below: ...
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How to prevent Smart-Tabs plugin from overriding youcompleteme tab completion

I've been looking for a solution to "tabs for indentation, spaces for alignment" and found that the Smart-tabs plugin does exactly what I want. However, when this plugin is active, it breaks the tab ...
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Is it possible to get the rule (cinoptions) that govern the indentation for a specific line in vim

I have the following code: namespace { template<typename T> struct One // This is the odd line { // impl details } template<typename T> struct Two { // impl details } }...
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Reformat code: breaking lines and aligning on a character

I am writing code in R, specifically using the Tidyverse packages. There is extensive use of the pipe %>% to chain functions together. The lines become long, so it is recommended to break them up ...

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