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vim doesn't reload vimrc with pathogen

Pretty much the title. When I edit my vimrc file and it has the line call pathogen#infect() the changes don't take effect until I restart vim. This holds true even if I don't have the bundle folder ...
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Is there a Vim plugin for Boost C++ Test?

I would like to use Vim for running tests written in Boost C++ Test, like in an IDE. I mean running tests with a keystroke, displaying results in a special window using red and green colors, going to ...
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vimlike tools list - request [on hold]

I love vim, but it has made me hate everything else! I would like a vimlike desktop and vimlike browser. With that in mind, please give me a list of vimlike tools, regardless of their purpose, so that ...
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Highlighting the current line in vim via the sign ('gutter') column

When using vim in a terminal, set cursorline results in the current line being underlined. I find this visually clunky and would prefer to only change the background (or foreground) color of the ...
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Command to “go to end of last line that has content, in insert mode”

With plaintext files, when I reopen them in Vim to add content, I want to go to the end of the last line of content and get to insert mode. In ideal circumstances, a simple GA after opening the file ...
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How do I fix vim colors in OS X Yosemite?

I've been trying to fix this for weeks, to no avail, and it's been really frustrating. Here is the issue: Fed up with the wrong colors and general plugin mess, I decided to wipe my .vim and ...
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How to disable the leader key in vim insert mode

I mapped the leader key in vim to <Space> and I set timeoutlen to 250 to have time to use shortcuts with the leader key. But, this is annoying in insert mode, because when I hit space, there is ...
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Add additional paths to VIM on Windows

I want to add additional $paths to vim74 under windows. I use $VIM/vimfiles and $VIM/vimfiles/myfunctions a lot and wanted to add them as paths, i.e. $VIMFILES. I had worked out how to do it in ...
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What does this vim cmd mean? :%y+

I found a command to select all text in Vi/Vim file. :%y+ Could someone explain the line, please?
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setup vim script to execute python file

I searched SO extensively and I can't get to fix this: I'm trying to code a pathogen friendly python plugin in windows. The setup would be: In \vimfiles\bundle\plugin I have a myscript.vim with: ...
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Why does my vim colorscheme stay after I close vim?

I recently used vundle to install the solarized theme for vim on my Arch Linux machine. Whenever I open vim, the theme is applied, but it stays applied to my terminal window after I close it. I can ...
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Vim: change guicursor to empty rectangle shape?

The only cursor shape options I found were ver, hor and block. But what I actually want is this: It appears for a couple of milliseconds when I unfocus gVim and give focus to another window (e.g. ...
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Swap Left Alt and Right Alt on Kinesis Keyboard (or Any Keyboard)

Let me back up my problem a little bit for context. I am trying to use the same modifier-key-plus-letter combination between both vim and tmux so that, if I have a vim pane/whatever on one side and a ...
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Editor with dictionary word completion [closed]

Is there an linux editor which can autocomplete words from a dictionary? I don't ask for autocompletion of already written words in a document (like gedit does). Also I am not looking for (personally ...
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How to autocomplete single-double quotes, parentheses, etc in VIM editor?

I need that everytime a write a single or double quote, parentheses, curly braces, square braces... automatically vim should create the closing one and put the cursor inside in order to continue ...
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cmd-f freezes the program and has unexpected inputs in mac os X

I have a mac os X. After certain point, cmd-f is taking a very long time in every programs. The program freezes so that I have to eventually force quit the program I tried cmd-f. Another cue is that I ...
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Tmux + Vim split screen artefacts

I recently switched my whole workflow to tmux + vim and so far it was awesome; However I have on very frequent problem: There are artefacts after scrolling around in a file. Note that on the right ...
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I can't replace line breaks in vim and iterm

In Vim in iTerm, I frequently encounter issues surrounding line breaks. For example, if I have a file containing the dreaded ^M most online tutorials will say that to perform a replacement I use a ...
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vim-commentary clears line instead of commenting

I have vim-commentary installed through vim-plug (you can see my full dotfiles here with my .vimrc here). When I use the gcc command and then hit the down key (a range selection) on any line, vim ...
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vim delete to tab character key

In vim I can delete from current cursor position up to a certain character, say g, using dtg. How do I delete up to the next tab char though? Is there a key to represent a tab in that situation?
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Vim on windows 8.1 backspace is half-working

I'm using vim 7.4 on windows 8.1 64bit. I have set the path variables and it should be working 100% perfect, however when it comes to backspace the letters won't get erased 'visually'. What I mean ...
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Vim very annoying and slow behavior with Conemu

my problem description gif image - link to imgur My executin environment -Windows7 SP1 -Vim74 (windows verson) -ConEmu latest version x64 version -My .vimrc file link to codepad Settings ...
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The dot “.” isn't repeating last command

Somehow the dot "." command isn't repeating the last command for me. I'm searching a file for the string "xml" by issuing :/xml and vi, as expected, takes me to the next find. But now when I press "." ...
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How to get Vim to interpret only printable ASCII characters?

What I want is pretty simple, so hopefully the fix is pretty simple. I want whatever file I open in VIM to treat each byte as a low-ASCII character. I want the character to be displayed normally if ...
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How to disable Pentadactyl per site?

Is there a more definitive way to disable Pentadactyl on a url basis that is not -- PASS THROUGH -- ? When I try to use codepen.io I cannot edit any text fields, with or without pass-through enabled. ...
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Scroll up command history in Vim without using function key

I recently bought HHKB (Happy Hacking KeyBoard), and it doesn't have direction keys -- it's through Fn + ;'[/ to achieve direction key. Therefore, I'm trying to avoid using direction key as much as ...
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How does one append to the clipboard register in vim?

I already know that you can copy something the a register using: (plus a yank, delete, etc. command) "a I also understand that you can append to the a register using: "A In addition I understand ...
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Place pagebreaks in vim

How would I place pagebreaks in vim (equivalent to match printing specifications to a white xerox paper of 8.5 x 11 in size)? This is so that I don't have to manually adjust the lines to match how ...
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Get rid of null character in vim variable?

I'm trying to fix vim's Backspace behavior on one of the platforms I use. I got the name of this platform (call it bad_platform) from the system's get_platform command. Following the advice in :help ...
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opening NERDTree to point to my file but with full directory tree

I'm using vim, cscope and NERDTree and I cannot find how to open NERDTree to be pointing to specific file (one that is an active buffer) but to have root directory equal to directory from which I ...
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Did I accidentally corrupt the filesystem using VIM and Netrw?

I am using Mac OS X. I accidentally did the following: vim /path/to/directory I meant to open a file, but instead I opened a directory. VIM was excessively helpful, so it opened Netrw. I did not ...
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When vim-ing a folder, how do I make a new file?

I looked around a bit and couldn't find anything on this, but here's the scenario: I vim a folder, to see what's up. I navigate to another folder via j/k/arrow keys/whatever and hit enter I realize ...
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Vim: is it possible to add a modeline for :syntax sync fromstart in a file?

I'm writing a really long page to document a compiler and I was thinking that it would be nice if the doxygen highlighting would stick around. Only if I do a search to further down the file, it loses ...
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Move cursor from the beginning of a highlight to end of highlight

I have the following sentence: I want to add api restriction to MsrestHandler and RESTHandler. ~ (~ indicates the cursor position) I want to change MsrestHandler to MsRESTHandler. Because ...
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How to efficiently delete the first N characters in each line in a paragraph without using visual mode in Vim?

In vim, is it possible to delete the first N characters in each line in a paragraph without using visual mode or using dot command multiple times? Convert www.some_website.com www.some_webiste2.com ...
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vim syntax highlight export to HTML ignores highlighted search results

I would like to export highlighted code from vim to HTML including highlighted search results. Using :TOhtml works fine, however it omits the search highlights. So, how can I export the highlighted ...
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Scrolling with trackpad/mouse in screen on OS X Terminal

I use screen command on Terminal on OS X. When I want to scroll up I change the mode to Copy Mode by pressing Ctrl A Esc. Then I use my trackpad to scroll up/down. It works. However, sometimes ...
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How to install vim-pandoc plugin on Windows (s:python.cmd . import vim_pandoc.bib.vim_completer)

I installed vim-pandoc into a recent install of Vim on Windows 8.1. When I open a Pandoc markdown file (that I made with Sublime Text 3) I get the following messages. This occurs whether or not I ...
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Vim: use tab key for autocompletion with Autocomplpop plugin

I'm using basic autocompletion in Vim along with the Autocomplpop plugin, which automatically shows available completions when I start typing. Once I've typed enough to narrow down the list to the ...
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Kompozer and bootstrap

I am hoping to write my first webpage in bootstrap and, in the past, I have done this using only commandline (vim) and then seeing how it looked in a browser, but I know this is rather archaic and I ...
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vim: virtual edit doesn't extend past last line in file

I have the following in my vimrc set ve=all. When I want to move my cursor past the last line of the file, I cannot. Virtual edit seems to disallow motion past the last line. Is this just a ...
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Links browser and Vim together

I've been reading bloomberg.com/whatiscode and its a long webpage. I also recently started using Vim. At the moment, to take notes, I copy paste some parts of the webpage onto a text file. I would ...
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Extend vim's syntax highlighting for only *some* files?

Our software has many .xml configuration files. Vim colors these files, using e.g. /usr/share/vim/vim74/syntax/xml.vim. But can we customize the coloring for just these files, and not for all .xml ...
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vim/gvim command line switches?

I've just spent 1/2 hour trying to find a list of command line switches for vim. Since vim is a "command line editor" a search on "vim command line ..." is not very useful. I got curious trying to ...
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Vim disable the display of accents in latex file

I have a problem when writing with vim in a .tex file. When I type, for example : \`e I automatically get : è Which I would like to disable, because it is really annoying when writing, the ...
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Vim let cursor sit on newline

Is there a way to let the cursor sit on a newline in Vim, similarly to the default behavior of Emacs? When you delete a character in the middle of a line, the character gets removed and the cursor ...
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Tear off tabs in GVIM just like chrome or firefox

Is there a way to move tabs to a different instance of GVIM? I'm looking for something similar to how most web browsers function. When you drag a tab out of its current window, it either creates a new ...
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Vim prompting file has changed after git pull

My work flow involves editing many files in vim, and occasionally I will do a git pull --rebase, which may or may not actually change the files I am editing. However, after such a rebase, vim will ...
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Scroll when vim displays too much text

If you enter :function in vim, a bunch of text scrolls past the screen. Is there any way to look through it? I don't care about the specific output of :function.
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How do I go to top window in NERDTree for Macvim?

I've googled around a lot but I can't seem to find the solution for this. I want to switch to upper or bottom window using shortcut. Currently, I'm using Ctrl+w w but the command is switching around ...