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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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Solved — 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 comEmu

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: http://i.imgur.com/K8cjO3U.png On ubuntu gvim(same on vim): http://i.imgur.com/Nudu5o8.png Why is the padding across the two operating systems so different? Is this a changable ...
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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 ...
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GVim Windows 7 PATH issues

Interesting problem, I had a gvim73 distribution running under Windows XP. Worked great. Copied it to (it wasn't an installer, but an archive file + runtime files method of installation) Windows 7, ...
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Change location of gvimrc file on Windows?

Is there a way to configure gvim to look in a different location for gvimrc? I know about -U but I'm curious if there's another method. EDIT: I'm specifically looking for a self contained solution. ...
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Vim remap to change directory

I'd like to have a shortcut in gvim to switch directories. I have the following in my gvimrc. "noremap <F6> :cd "c:\\project\\working\\code"<return>" I can't get it to work, though. ...
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Remote GVIM with Xming hangs when lost and restored focus

I have a following setup: a Windows 7 laptop with Xming installed and FreeBSD with GVIM in VirtualBox. I set up everything (set DISPLAY env variable, opened ports, allowed Xming to accept connections ...
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How to compare two unsaved pieces of texts in Vim?

What I want to do is: (1) Copy a piece of code and paste into a buffer in Vim; (2) Copy another piece of code and paste into another buffer in Vim; (3) Compare these two buffers directly without ...
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Is there any way to use multiple fonts simultaneously in Vim?

I'm looking to use Consolas and Helvetica (for example) within the same buffer.
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Vim digraphs is not working

I've tried to input digraphs in Vim (without vi compatibility), and unfortunately I can't. After using ControlKP * it should input big greek pi letter. I've also tried using PBS * with :set digraph, ...
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Replace gvimext.dll in Windows 8

How can I get the "Edit with ... using tabs" functionality in gVim on Windows 8 (64-bit)? I'd like to swap out gVim's stock gvimext.dll for one that adds an "Edit with ... using tabs" option to ...
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Look strange on gvim after applying Source Sans Pro font

I downloaded the Source Sans Pro font and install on my Fedora17(Xfce). I did mkfontscale, mkfontdir, fc-cache -fv, and after fc-list, could see it on the list. Then I changed guifont in gvim to ...
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Vim - web Preview files in Browser

I have been toying around with vim. I have too many plugins and unknown things in my vim rc. Going to start again with it basic. Wanting to get back into vim and use it as a web editor. One thing I ...
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How to convert part of file to lowercase?

Using gVIM on XP How can I convert the left side of this file to lowercase while keeping right side unchanged? %s/**what goes here?**/g CONVERTTOLOWERCASE###Keep CaSe AAAA###AeiOu BBBB###qWerTy ...
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VIM: how to select a line, up to the cursor, including the char under the cursor?

From normal mode I select what's before the cursor with: v<Home> Is adding to the selection what's under the cursor possible? Thanks!!
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Different size text for different lines: GVIM or any other IDE

In an effort to get more lines of text on the screen in widescreen monitors1 I have tried decreasing the font size. I find that I can get enough2 lines of text at font size 8px or 10px, but I prefer ...
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gvim case-insensitive not working on Solaris 10

Ok, so totally frustrated here. Running gvim (VIM - Vi IMproved 7.1 (2007 May 12, compiled May 27 2008 23:56:31). Have set up my .vimrc to have case insensitive search (set ic). ( No difference ...
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Bidi support in Vim, should I revert to Notepad++?

Good day everyone, Seven weeks ago, I started learning Vim. I tried it in the past a lot, but this time wasn't like every instance in the past. I got it, and Vim became a habit that I can't quit. I ...
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How to install macvim on OS X 10.7 Lion from its .tbz package?

I got a .tbz file from http://code.google.com/p/macvim/ I am a new Mac User. And i would like to use macvim for my development. How can I upzip this file and make installation for that .tbz file? ...
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vim (gvim) marking occurrences on the vertical bar?

When I search for a string, vim(gvim) highlights all the occurrences, which is great. But is there a way to show the occurrences with markers on the vertical bar on the right hand side, so if I click ...
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How to use Vim buffer window as Unix Shell

Is it possible use a split a window in (g)vim as unix shell?
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Missing toolbar in gvim 7.3

I recently compiled gVim 7.3.592 using gcc 4.7.1 from the MinGW distro available through nuwen.net. It was built with Python 2/3 and Ruby language interfaces (or more specifically, I had set the ...
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gvim on Lubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install gvim on Ubuntu 10.10? I can't seem to use gvim on lubuntu. After installing vim with sudo apt-get install vim I cannot seem to start it: $ gvim The ...
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Is it possible to show gridlines in the background in vim?

Is it possible to show gridlines in the background in vim (ideally each four characters)? Or, if not possible in vim, is it possible in MacVim?