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(Czech) character set support in gvim 7.3 on Windows 7

I have received the following text on a Skype conversation, so I assume it is encoded in UTF-8. The special characters are from the Latin 2 (e.g. Czech) character set. Štěpánka Now I have tried to ...
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SingleCompile plugin Installation in vim

I'm using debian wheezy. I've downloaded SingleCompile plugin and I installed in vim 7.4. As there's no directory like ~/.vim I created one using mkdir ~/.vim and move the extracted plugins to ...
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Opening search results with Vim ONLY if they exist

:) In my never-ending effort to get lazier, I am looking for a way to improve my "Open Grep/Ack-results in Vim"-snippet. What I'm currently using to open found files is: vim $(ack -il "pattern") ...
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Move display line with Ctrl-E in Vim?

I've set noremap j gj and k gk in gVim for particular filetypes, to make Vim move by display lines rather than "actual" lines during navigation. However, I also frequently use the Ctrl-E shortcut to ...
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'Fixing' the right click menu in gvim in Ubuntu

I have installed gvim in Ubuntu 12.04 and it has no right click menu. For example, if I select a block of text and right click in the region, the size of the selection changes up to the cursor ...
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Changing drive in NERDTree (gVim, Windows)

If NERDTree starts up somewhere in the C: drive, once I reach C:\ itself (which NERDTree considers as "/"), I get the message "already at top dir" if I try to click on the double dot .. NERDTree's ...
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Unable to load any usable fontset

I have recently upgraded to VIM 7.4 from 7.3 on system A, and set up a clean install of 7.4 on system B. When launching gvim on A I get : Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion ...
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'show more fonts' option on gVim

In the Select Font... dialog of gVim, there's a link at the lower left that says Show more fonts. When I click it, I'm simply taken to the Fonts folder in Control Panel. How can I use that to set a ...
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Why is GVim displaying the output from system() function as ^M and ^@

function! g:insert_date() let l:pattern="\\d\\{2}:\\d\\{2}" let l:match=match(getline('.'),l:pattern) let l:curline=getline('.') echo "Current line: ". l:curline normal gg ...
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Start gvim at specific line, from a doubleclick on line in sumatraPDF

I use sumatraPDF and gVim to edit LaTeX files. Sumatra supposedly has a feature to open an editor at a specific line by the variable %l. As far as I can see, I can start gVim with the +<num> ...
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Making MacVim/gVim “block” the terminal until closed

A long time ago, before I switched to vims, I used an editor for OS X known as TextMate. (Anyone remember that? ;) Its command-line binary, mate, allowed for a mate -w flag, which would block the ...
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How to invoke Windows' gvim in a Windows environment from within Cygwin?

When I give a gvim command in Cygwin, I want it to invoke the gvim I've installed in my Windows. I tried writing a function in my .bashrc called gvim that invokes the gvim.exe in my Program Files ...
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gvim: Map a command which uses the current file name (%) in vimrc

In gVim in windows, I want to map a command in the vimrc file that uses the current file (%). I write something like: map <F5> !mycommand % But then, when gVim first loads, it runs vimrc and ...
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Autohotkey's text expansion not working in gVim

All other hotkeys are working, but a simple expansion like the following are not working. :*:po::p{^}o :oc:win::Windows They work fine on terminals and other applications, just not in gVim. I ...
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how to open cmd from gvim without waiting the cmd window to be closed

In gvim I can open cmd typying :!cmd, but gvim keeps waiting for the cmd window to be closed. Is there a way to tell gvim NOT to wait?
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Open all files in a VIM split window view with grep/ack command

I did a ack-grep on files that contain a string. I then want to open these files in a VIM veritcal split window view. How can this be done via the terminal?
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gvim in windows, need to preserve or correct path casing (e.g., c:\windows vs. C:\Windows)

I use gvim in a windows environment and have ClearCase for source control. My problem is that windows paths aren't case-sensitive, however, ClearCase enforces case sensitivity. So, when editing a ...
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gvim view script output in realtime in quickfix window

I'm using gvim in a windows environment and have some custom scripts that I use to build with. Currently, all of my build output redirected to a new tab, but I have to wait for my build to finish ...
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Can I make the font size in my NERDTree window smaller than in all other windows of Vim?

Can I make the font size in my NERDTree window smaller than in all other windows of gvim? I like large font size of 15 but I'd like the folder tree window of NERDTree to be 12 - is this possible to ...
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Is vim better installed in C:\Program files\

I've installed gVim and the install has gone into here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim Would there have been advantages to installing it in the following location?: C:\Users\myName\Vim
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How to run NERDTree manually it it was setup with pathogen?

I'd like to install NERDTree (I'm on 32-bit Win 7, anyway). And to make vim plugins management easier, pathogen needs to be installed first. So here's the steps: Take pathogen.vim and put it on ...
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gVim does not source .bashrc, .bash_profile, or .profile from non-interactive non-login shell

I have the following on my .vimrc set shell=C:/cygwin/bin/bash set shellcmdflag=-c set shellxquote=\" So the shell I am using is non-interactive and non-login. I thought that non-login shells ...
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How to change the default font of gVim

Edit: I moved the original question to 'The docked gVim in Windows 7 jumps upon tab switch' After struggling with my .vimrc, I am resorting to setting the font from windows registry instead, because ...
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How do I move to the next line in gVim running on Windows 7?

Finally decided to take the plunge and start learning vim. I am however having an issue whereby I can't go the end of the line i.e. after the last letter so that I can hit enter on my keyboard and ...
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Why does Vim require every key mapping to have a unique ascii code?

My understanding is that Vim cannot differentiate between <c-s-[key]> and <c-[key]> because they map to the same ascii code. And also the same reason why <c-i> is equivalent to ...
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Hide dot and dotdot (“./”, “../”) directories in NERDTree gVim

This is in gVim on Windows. NERDTree is registering ../ and ./ links in every directory. By the -> I thought perhaps they were shortcuts/symlinks that got added to all my directories, however in ...
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Git for Windows: Run vim in background without ampersand (&)

On my Windows machine, running gVim appears to tie up the git for windows shell, whereas if I run from the command prompt, this is not the case. How might I be able to run gVim (or any other program, ...
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Vim; Executing another application by :MyCommand

I want to execute "go install" in current directory (where currently open document resides) with a command (Like :GoInstall). How can I do that? Note: I want to see the output of that command too. ...
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Vim Script: Is it possible to refer to script-local variables in mappings?

I know that you can refer to script-local functions using <SID> but what about script-local variables? I tried the following, and hitting <c-space> fails: let s:testVar = "foo" function! ...
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VIM: Searching for text in fold titles without automatically opening folds

In many cases it would be useful to search for text only in the currently visible fold titles, instead of having Vim automatically opening lots of different folds along the way. Is there a way to do ...
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VIM: Is it possible to add custom behavior when using /c with the substitute command?

There's been a few cases where it would be convenient to hook into the search and replace behavior for certain things. For example, I have the following mapping in my vimrc: nnoremap n nzzzv Which ...
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How to run gvim.exe inside conEmu

I have seen in the screenshot that gvim is running inside of conEmu. But I am not knowing how to do this. Any guideline will be very helpful
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VIM: Moving to next sentence/paragraph without adding to navigation history

I like to use the CTRL-O and CTRL-I keys to move around. The problem is that it quickly fills up with small movements like moving by paragraph with }/{ or moving by sentence with )/( . Is there a ...
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How to force gvim to display All Files (*.*) in Edit File dialog box

I am using gvim on Windows 7. My question relates to the Edit File dialog box that appears when File->Open is selected from the gvim menu bar. At the bottom right of the Edit File dialog box is a ...
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vim: delete all lines but unique?

I am looking for a way in VIM to delete all lines that are duplicates and only leave unique lines that exist in the file. I would prefer a macro but a command or function would be great. Say I have ...
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ubuntu mono font on vim across linux and windows have different spacing?

On Windows gVim: On Ubuntu gVim (same on Vim): Why is the padding across the two operating systems so different? Is this a changeable feature?
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Using an external text editor to edit VBA code

I have inherited a lot of VBA code to maintain and so far I am using the VBE. Sometimes is quite hard to do some tasks, like advanced text search, so usually I export the module, edit the content with ...
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Vim: How do you remap the functionality of CTRL-W to a different key?

I'd like to map CTRL-W to something else, but I'd also like to retain the functionality of CTRL-W, for resizing windows, moving between splits, etc. So I'd like to move it to something like CTRL-Q. ...
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Vim: Moving around using relativenumber and adding it to the jump list for use with CTRL-O

I have relativenumber enabled and often navigate to a specific line by pressing 25k or 7j, etc. The problem is that after I've changed the line I often find myself wanting to go back to where I was ...
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In Vim, how to move text to be edited to the middle of the window?

Is it possible to have the text in a (g)Vim window in the middle? This is the default: And this is what I would like to achieve (mockup created with gimp):
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How to compile GTK2 on Linux machine without administrator privileges?

I'm working on a "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)" machine, which has GVim version 6.4.6, which is quite old, and not supported by some plugins. This is a corporate machine, and no one will ...
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gvim missing menu on arch/xfce

See topic. set guioptions? guioptions=aegirLtmT The normal tip is to delete ~/.gnome2/Vim, but this file doesn't exist. The strange thing is that after installing some plugins, Plugin shows as a ...
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How do I compile gVim.exe as a 64 bit executable? (Windows 8)

Very straight-forward question. I have downloaded mingw32 and the Vim source code and I have edited Make_mind.mak to use the correct Python version and location. I'm located in the src directory and I ...
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How do I get Vim to automatically load .vimrc config from the current directory?

I have a few projects that need different commands for running, building and testing, so I've put a .vimrc file in each of the project directories that define mappings to some F buttons. In the vim ...
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gVim crashing while opening 8GB text file

I have an 8GB text file which contains output from a structural analysis program. The output is in the form of lines corresponding to time steps - with each line representing state of a system at a ...
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Using vim autocmd with edit problems

I'm currently attempting to create a basic screen layout for gvim that shows up every time it opens. I'm also attempting to open buffers in a certain window. Because of the GUI init timing I'm ...
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Monospace font which supports at least both of Korean hangul and the Georgian alphabet?

Being both a language enthusiast and a programmer, I find myself often doing programming or text processing involving foreign language alphabets and scripts. One annoyance however is that CJK fonts ...
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How to open gvim to current window in command line?

Background: I'm using Ubuntu and have an existing Gvim GUI opened. Now I want to edit a file from command line gvim test.txt, the command will open another new Gvim GUI. Is there any method to open ...
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Vim snippets pop-up but don't complete

I'm using spf13-vim in Fedora. When I try to use a snippet, I get options that pop up but when I don't know how to actually insert the snippet. For example, if I type for in a .cpp file, I get four ...
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Paste multiple lines before a line in vim?

How do I copy multiple lines and paste them as a block before a line? As an example I have the following code and I want to copy and paste the three lines after the if statement to after the else ...