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Vim reads initialization commands from a file called vimrc on startup. This can be used to set settings, define functions, execute autocommands, and more.

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Silent mapping that automatically redraws — no messages or blank screen

I would like to open a url in vim. Using gx from netrw has been problematic, so I created the following simple mapping: nnoremap <leader>k !open <C-R><C-F><CR> This gets the ...
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Getting gx to open a url

I have gx which works with opening files. However, when I try and open a url, it always tries using wget: [No write since last change] dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libssl.1.0....
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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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Where to put a vim function

I have created a helper function that will insert a number of blank lines and a keyboard shortcut of T to execute it. This way I can do something like 5T to insert five blank lines with the cursor ...
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Entering 'Ex' mode [duplicate]

I've come across the following a few times accidentally (I think when pressing capital Q): Entering Ex mode. Type "visual" to go to Normal mode. It seems that Ex mode works almost identically to :...
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GVim Shows Python Support Error When Opening

Every time I open up gVim there is an error that says that Python is not supported. I have checked numerous websites and everything that I have tried does not seem to work. In my vimrc file, I have ...
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Combining “normal” commands in a function

Suppose I have the following two lines in a function: execute "normal! o" execute "normal! S" Is there a way to combine these so it is simpler, for example: execute "normal! o<c-o>S" It ...
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Silently call a mapping that accepts a range

I have the following function that I'm calling to insert blank lines under the cursor: function InsertBlankLine() call LogOutput('*** START ***', "DEBUG", {'line': expand('<sflnum>'), '...
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How to get a (repeat) number that is passed to a vim function [duplicate]

Let's say I have a mapping such as this: nnoremap K :call MyFunction() And my function is: func MyFuction() echom ("how to get the 10 passed to me?") endfunc Let's say the user presses 10K on ...
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Add N blank lines below cursor

I would like to create a mapping that will add N lines below the cursor and return the cursor to where it started. For example, to add ten lines I would do: 10o<esc>10k How could I create ...
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Uppercase marks in vim

What is the scope of uppercase marks in vim? For example, this says: Each file has a set of marks identified by lowercase letters (a-z). In addition there is a global set of marks identified by ...
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Put to a particular line

I would like to put the current text in a register onto line 10. How I am doing it now is yanking the text, then going up to that line and then pasting the text, but I'd like to stay on the current ...
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Yank until end of line

Is there a one-letter abbreviation for yank-until end of line? For example, there is: D delete til end of line C change til end of line y$ was the closest thing I can find for this (Y yanks full line)...
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Issue running file from within NeoVim

I had the following remap autocmd filetype cpp nnoremap <F5> :w <bar> silent !g++ -ulimit -Wall -Wno-unused-result -std=c++11 -O2 % -o %:r && %:r<CR> When I run this in ...
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JSON quotes not hiding and I *want* them to

TL;DR What I Want: JSON files to hide their double quotes (") until I enter insert mode on a line, in which event the quotes reappear. I had this behavior on another machine, but I cannot replicate ...
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Ways to improve a function

Perhaps this is more of a 'code-review' question, but I think this is perhaps the best (or only) place to post this question. I've been working over the past few days to understand how vim functions ...
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Bulk variable assignment

Is there anyway to combine variable assignments in vim? For example, say I have: let q1 = "" let q2 = "" let q3 = "" let q4 = "" Is there an alternative, such as: let q1, q2, q3, q4 = "", "", "", ""...
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Pause execution in vim

Is it possible to do something like this in vim: function MyFunction echom "Part 1" raw_input('...') # python equivalent (or input(...) in python3) echom "Part "2" endfunction That is, a ...
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Execute the contents of a register

Let's say I have the following text which I highlight: s/ /","/g And then I yank it into the a register: "ay How do I then run those commands? I thought doing @a would execute those commands, but ...
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Vim get first line in a register

I have a multi-line string that I'm reading by: let a = getreg('*') What would be the best way to get the first line of that string? I was hoping I could do something like: match getbufline But am ...
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inoremap up arrow key

It seems that the ctrl-sequence that vim sends for the <up> key is: ^[OA This seems to work as an <up> arrow in all modes except insert mode, where it inserts in an "A" in that mode. ...
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Importing functions, variables from another file

I am trying to spread up some functions across files to make it a bit more manageable (and also to see how that works. So far I have three dummy variables/functions in one file: # second.vim let ...
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Understanding local (s, l, and a) variables

From the docs, local variables are defined as: script-variable s: Local to a :source'ed Vim script. function-argument a: Function argument (only inside a function). local-variable l: ...
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Getting the line number and function name of a function caller

I am writing a basic log function so that I can print debug output to a file (and perhaps more-so, to practice writing a function in vim). Here is where I am at right now: let g:log_level_map = {'...
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Passing args, kwargs in vim function

What are the possible ways to pass a variable to a function in vim? Through trial-and-error, it seems like I can do: :call LogOutput('asdf', 'WARNING') But not: :call LogOutput('asdf', level='...
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Calling a function with a variable in vim

This seems like it should be the easiest thing to do, but I'm having trouble calling a vim function with a variable. For example, I have the following function: func Run1() echom 'Running run1' ...
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Defining a variable outside of a function in vim

I would like to use a default argument that is defined outside of the function, for example: let DEFAULT_FUNCTION_NAME = 'Toggle3' func Run(function_name=DEFAULT_FUNCTION_NAME) echom ...
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Vimrc syntax move up and down a certain line continously

So I am new to Vim and I am trying to understand the language of vimrc. I have this in my vimrc: map <F8> <C-E>: sleep 100m<CR>j<F8> This would automatically move the cursor ...
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Convert very long execution mapping into a proper function

I commonly will have a long list of ids that I will need to convert into a tuple for a SQL query or perhaps to create a array in python/javascript. Here is the command I've written to format a list of ...
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Go back to previous cursor position (column) on same line

When I execute a function in vim, it puts my cursor back on the line at column 1. Is there a way to get back to where my cursor previously was on that line, i.e., the exact column number? I thought ...
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Redirecting output in sub-functions

I am trying to write a wrapper that will execute the function that the cursor is over and send its output to a log file. Here is what I have so far: nnoremap <expr> GG ExecuteCurrentFunction() ...
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Redirect echom output in a function to a log file

I would like to debug functions a bit more easily. Instead of running them and having to do: :10 messages To actually just have a vim.log file opened and tail -f'ed so I can see the output while it'...
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Redirect output of vim command into the vim buffer

To read a file into the vim buffer I can do something like: :r myfile.txt Or to grab a command's output: :r !ls Is there a way to run a vim command and get the output to where my cursor is? ...
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Using hlsearch and noh

I am using the following two items in my mapping: set hlsearch nnoremap <esc><esc> :noh<return> When I search I normally like to see highlighting, and then once I get to 'where I ...
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Converting if to ternary not working after first execution

I have two functions, one using an if statement and one using (or trying to use) a ternary expression: nnoremap <expr> Z Toggle1() func Toggle1 () if g:colors_name == "OceanicNext" ...
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Usage of printf command in vim

I see from :h printf that there's a print function in vim: printf({fmt}, {expr1} ...) printf() Return a String with {fmt}, where "%" items are replaced by ...
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String concatenation/formatting similar to c [duplicate]

To combine a string I am doing something like: echom '111 full_string: ' . full_string Is there a way to "in-line" it, for example, something like: echom '111 full_string: %s' % full_string
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How to 'enter' or add a carriage return in an <expr> mapping

In the following nnoremap: nnoremap <expr> <leader>3 ToggleColors() func ToggleColors() if g:colors_name == "OceanicNext" return ":colorscheme TextMate" else ...
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Writing a vim function with string printing and concatenation

I am trying to write my (first) function which is (eventually to be) a toggle on my colorscheme. What I have now is as follows: nnoremap <expr> <leader>3 ToggleColors() func ToggleColors()...
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Variable vs global variable

In h: internal-variables it mentions the "global" variable which is prefixed by g:. What would be the difference between: let g:var = "xyz" And: let var = "xyz" Does the absence of a prefix mean g:...
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Let vs set syntax in vimrc

I can do the following to set the synmtaxcol: :set synmaxcol=4 Or: :let &synmaxcol=4 However, when doing the same with colorscheme, only this works: colorscheme TextMate And not: let &...
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autocmd vs augroup example [duplicate]

Is there any difference between the following two commands: autocmd FileType html,htmldjango inoremap <buffer> <leader>1 &nbsp; And converted to an autocmd: augroup filetype_html ...
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Remember how variable/param assignment is done

It seems quite tedious for me to remember how various settings are assigned, and so I find myself looking at :h or google or posting here to figure out how each setting is assigned (or just doing ...
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Order of when a variable is set or overriden

In some trial-and-error testing using the following two statements: iabbrev <buffer> return NONONON autocmd FileType python :iabbrev <buffer> return YESYESYES It looks like regardless of ...
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Restricting filetype mappings

I have written the following mapping in my vimrc: autocmd FileType python :iabbrev <buffer> for for item in:<left> After I source the python file it works. However, now whenever I ...
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How to re-source a file based on filetype [duplicate]

I am trying to add the following mapping into my vimrc: nnoremap <leader>sv :source $MYVIMRC | filetype detect<cr> This works in command mode, however, in the mapping I get: E475: ...
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What is required to update an autocmd?

From trial and error, to update the following command: autocmd FileType python nnoremap r ^i#<esc> I have to either: (re-)open a python file; or Run :so $MYVIMRC; then set ft=python in that ...
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Autocmds for particular filetypes

I'm trying to understand using the autocmd to modify properties for certain files. Here is a basic example I have in my vimrc: syntax on autocmd BufRead *.py syntax off However, when I then open up ...
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Setting localleader

I've tried setting localleader using: :let localleader="]" And it seems to be 'working': :let localleader localleader ] However, when I try and run a command using localleader, it doesn'...
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Fortran Syntax Highlighting detecting apostrophes as Strings

I am using VIM 7.4 with syntax highlighting on some Fortran77 source code. One comment has a single apostrophe that never is repeated/closed (eg * Bert's bees), causing the remaining source code to ...

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