Questions tagged [indentation]

Prefixing lines with whitespace to aid in readability.

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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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How to stop “tab” key indenting whole line

In one version of VIM that I run, when I hit the "tab" key in insert mode, it indents the whole line, regardless of the cursors position in the line. Here is what I believe to be the only modified ...
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How can I change the default indentation based on filetype?

I'd like to have different indentations based on the type of file I am working on. For example, working on a .c file I'd like my indentation be 4 spaces. In .html files I'd like to (have to) work with ...
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Paste in normal mode ignores autoindent

When I paste something within normal mode, vim ignores autoindent. I copy and paste with y and p. As mentioned autoindent is on. It works fine when I manually indent or type something before pasting. ...
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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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How to disable auto-indent when pasting in BusyBox's Vi?

I have a Vi running as BusyBox executable (VMware ESXi): $ vi --version BusyBox v1.20.2 (2014-08-27 12:48:18 PDT) multi-call binary. Is there a way to disable auto-indent when pasting the code? ...
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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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Indentation in Latex within a list after an equation

Here is a minimal .tex file: \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item Here is an equation: \begin{align*} x = y \end{align*} \item Here is another item ...
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How can I fix the auto indentation in LaTeX?

Vim has some fancy pants indentation stuff. When it works right it's a pleasure to have, but sometimes it just drives me nuts. One that I've never been able to solve has to do with LaTeX syntax. Lets ...
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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 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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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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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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Vim doesn't use the correct indentation in Python files

I have encountered something that I have never seen before in Vim. While I was tentatively modifying some of the source code for software I've been planning to work on, I noticed vim was displaying ...
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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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Can vimwiki be made to treat list indentation the way vim-notes does?

I've looked through the vimwiki documentation and a few questions here on SO, but don't see how I can manage this. In vim-notes, hitting TAB within a list indents the entire list item. In vimwiki, ...
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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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Indentation script does not work for all occurrence

I have following c.vim file: imap {<CR> {<CR>}<Esc>O imap [ []<Left> imap # #include<><Left> command F %s/\v(\w) ?(\+|-|\*|\/|\>\=|\<\=|!\=|\=|\=\=) ?(\w|-)/...
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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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Automatic whitespace in python

I'm a novice in Vim and configuring it for writing python scripts comfortably. Is the a way to automatically put four spaces after I jump onto the first line of while True: loop ?
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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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Set Indentation when Declaring Constructors for C++ Classes with Inheritance

I've been using vim for two years but there are many things I don't know very well. Today, I was coding in c++ and found that I wanted to type the snippet like this: Horse(COLOR color, HANDS height, ...
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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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Motion to jump back one level of indentation, not including blank lines

I've been authoring a lot of F# in Vim lately. Like Python it is pretty strictly indentation-based. However, unlike Python mode for Vim, it does not appear that the standard F# Vim plugin supports any ...
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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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Disabling partial HTML indentation in Vim

Caveat: I'm not a web developer. That being said, there are rare occasions where I have to edit HTML. When I do, I've noticed a behavior in Vim that I don't like, and hope that I can change via ...
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How do I move vertically until reaching a non-whitespace character?

In a very long file with (accurately-) indented code, it may be helpful to move directly to a line of text above or below the cursor which delimits the indenting. (One way of doing this could be via ...
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LaTeX indent for \iff error in vim

With the minimal vimrc (with vimtex plugin): set nocp filetype plugin indent on syntax on set st=2 set acd set wildmenu set wildmode=longest,list,full let $USRPLUGD=$HOME.'\vimfiles\myvim\plugged' ...
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How to show 2 spaces as tabs in listchar?

I like to see my indentation level with listchars=tab:\|\ But one project uses two spaces instead. Is there any way to show indentation level lines then? This question seems to the opposite of Show ...
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Keep relative cursor position after indenting with >>

Can I setup >> to keep the relative cursor position? For example, assuming the line is def fun(<cursor>): can I make >> result in def fun(<cursor>): ? Obviously, with ...
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Copy and paste with breakindent set

I'm using breakindent to make long lines wraparound to the same indentation level as the start of the line. Unfortunately, with this setting on system copy and paste (in this case, out of the macOS ...
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Automatically reindent lines filtered through formatprg

I have following xml file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <graph id="G" edgedefault="undirected"> <edge id="e6" source="n5" target="n4"> <data key="d1">1.1</...
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Incorrect auto-indent bash

Result of auto-indent in vim (filetype indent on) main() { case $1 in --ssh) echo "sshing into ${aws_ips[$1]}" ssh -i VPN_NODE_1.pem ${aws_ips[$1]} ;; --scp) ...
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expandtab tab as 2 spaces show visually as 6 columns

How can 2-space indenting be shown as 6 column tab-style indents when editing, while remaining as 2-spaces? Background: a team uses a convention of 2 spaces for indenting code I prefer indenting of ...
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Indentation command `gg=G` for 'compressed' HTML doesn't unfold tags

Sometimes I copy 'compressed' HTML from TEXTAREA an I get code for ex. like this: <html><body><h1>header1</h1><p></p> <p></p> <div><p></...