Vim is adding lots of spaces and newlines when copy / pasting. This is what it looks like:
How do I fix this?
Gedit is using 4 spaces per indent, your VIM looks like it's using 8 spaces per indent.
There's nothing wrong, just a simple setting difference.
Look up the options:
will make your VIM look like your Gedit.
I assume you're pasting from the clipboard or something? Try
The first thing I do on any new machine is put
And you can use
you probably have vim's autoindent mode on. try turning it off with
also, as mentioned by CR above,