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vim CTRL-B behaviour at top of file

I've been practicing to use VIM for some time now, but I still find the CTRL B behavior near the top of a file irritating and would like to know whether (or how) I can modify how it works. Normally ...
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Inconsolata font with powerline support and italics

Is there an Inconsolata font package with italics and support for powerline? I have only been able to find: powerline-fonts - has powerline support but no italics Inconsolata-LGC - has italics but ...
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Recompile vim with the same features

I want to recompile vim with the same features for a different linux distro. I only kept the source tar and I don't remember any of the arguments I gave ./configure the first time. What's the easiest ...
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Can't remap ctrl or alt combinations to commands

In Vim, I am ttempting the following remaps: nnoremap <A-1> :make<CR> inoremap <A-1> <Esc>:make<CR>i Basically, I want to remap alt+1 to :make. However, this remap ...
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E185: Cannot find color scheme for synload.vim (Line 19)

I've specified the location of .vimrc and .vim: .vimrc file saved at ~/.marslo/.vimrc .vim folder saved at ~/.marslo/.vim After set the rumtimepath, plugins (installed by vundle) and colorscheme ...
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Why the runtimepath in vim cannot be set as a variable

I've specified the .vimrc and .vim location. In my vimrc file, I found the runtimepath can be set as a absolute value likes: set rtp+=~/.marslo/.vim/bundle/vundle But it CANNOT be set as a ...
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Open Macvim within terminal without opening a new window

Every time I try to edit a file, I do mvim file.txt in the terminal then a new MacVim window pops up. But if I do vim file.txt, it will not open a new window. Instead, it will initialise vim within ...
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Linux, vim and ssh: why is vsplit slow?

As soon as I have more than one file visible with a vertical split (= :vsplit) the moves and screen refresh become sluggy. I've noticed that on many different Linux systems (old and my very recent ...
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Autoformat for Perl in Vim

I got a piece of code about perl: if ($a==1){ &err_report("$a"); while($b!=1){ &err_ok(); } } And, I want to format it in vim. After using command: gg=G, the code ...
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how to cancel highlighting the 80th column in vim?

I use python-mode and solarized plugin in my vim, and I think either one of them sets highlight at 80th column, so that I get a visual on how long each line should be, but actually python-mode will ...
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mapping command mode on iPad

On my Mac, I put the following in my .vimrc to use ii as the key. Note, I include the : in the .vimrc file, i'm not sure if you're supposed to but it still works :) :imap ii <Esc> I'm now ...
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What is the meaning of the @ symbol in a :let command

The Vim docs provide this command to clear the last search. Is one supposed to type @/ or /. I'm assuming the former, but it gives wonky results. If it is the latter, what's the purpose of @ :let @/ ...
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getting clipboard support for vim

I am using vim in a terminal emulator on Ubuntu 14.04. I have been using it for a while and had been getting along fine, until I had to copy lines from one file to another. After some searching I ...
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moving to a particular column in an empty line

I'm trying to use VIM for Word Processing situations where, for example, I might need to put the date at the 70th column of a line that has no other text on it. So, for example, if there's currently ...
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MacVim always return focus to terminal upon leaving

I'm running Mavericks and I recently started playing around with sshfs to try to boost my productivity by using MacVim (I've been using in-terminal vim for a few years now). I really like MacVim. I ...
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Pinned tabs in Vim?

Is there any way to do something similar to pinning a browser tab with Vim tabs? ie: Fix position on the left Minimise its size Prevent it being closed
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Vim with DBExt using FreeTDS on OS X

When I try to run a simple line of SQL like select 1 DBExt doesn't complain, the status bar says 'Executing SQL...` but nothing is showing up. Using homebrew I have installed unixODBC and FreeTDS ...
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It's possible to open current file, in another existent tab, splitted

I have two file in two tab. I'll like to open, for example, the second one file, inside first one, but splitted. Is this possible?
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Vim airline plugin bad characters

I'm having issue to display correctly the vim-airline plugin. Here's what it's supposed to look like Here's what it currently looks like. Note the >, which is not displayed properly. I tried ...
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vimtutor: command not found

My first time trying to pull up vimtutor fails. I get a vimtutor: command not found message. Strangely, running vim works fine. I've never installed Vim on my own, I just found it working when I type ...
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Vim - How Recognize Spaces as Tabs (set listchars=tab)

I wonder if it is possible to use a configuration for that command "set listchars=tab:▒░,trail:·" to "see" 4 spaces as tabs and get the effect of the picture below (using real tabs)... I use the ...
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VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files

After reinstalling my OS from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 14.04, VIM has changed its behaviour when editing Python files. Though before the reinstall all file types had noexpandtab and tabstop=4 set, now ...
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Vim replace a range of numbers

Is it possible in vim to replace 1-10 with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10? And I'm not talking :s:1-10:1,23,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 I mean like a command that will look at the range and replace it appropriately.
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Vim move cursor one character in insert mode without arrow keys

This might seem a little too overboard, but I switched to vim and I so happy about the workflow now. I try to discipline myself not to use the arrow keys, as keeping the hands on the alfa-keys all the ...
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Execute vim commands from a script

SO I've created a script that opens all of the files in a particular directory in vim in separate terminal tabs for me: #!/usr/bin/perl use v5.14; my $wd = '/home/luke/Pokemon-Battle-Simulator'; ...
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CTRL-X not showing the bottom menu (compatible/nocompatible issue)

I'm having some strange behavior in vim. When I press C-X in insert-mode, I see ^X flashing quickly in the bottom right, but I don't get the menu at the bottom. The keybindings seems to work just find ...
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Vim…what argument represents the matching word in a search?

What exactly is the syntax for say :s:you:your except to just append the r to you rather than replace it fully? I tried :s:you:\1r but no luck there. I swear I had seen syntax like this for similar ...
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Gvim middle mouse click horizontal scroll

I'm running Windows 7 x64 with Gvim 7.4 Using my external mouse, I was wondering how to achieve 'horizontal scroll', I read all the documentation about it but still haven't figured out how to achieve ...
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Why do certain replied emails missing threading when replied back in Mutt?

I use Mutt for emails. I have threads enabled and I can see that most of the emails are threaded in Mutt. So that is all good. But sometimes I reply to an email and the answer(from other person) to ...
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Moving inside identifier-words (underscore, camelcase) in vim [duplicate]

I would like a quick way to move between parts of a word e.g.: this_is_a_variable_name ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ thisIsAFunctionName ^ ^ ^^ ^ This would increase the speed in certain ...
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Vim conceal feature is applied to active line

I am using MacVim with the vim-latex plugin. There is a conceal feature turned on by default that converts LaTeX symbols to unicode in vim itself so the source is easier to read. I think this is ...
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Hide vim’s backups with a dot in the begining of the backup file name

I have the following line on my ~/.vimrc set backup So, every time I edit a file foo with vim, a backup file foo~ is created. Then the output of ls is polluted. I want vim to make the backup’s ...
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GNU screen changes vim syntax highlighting colors

I am trying to use vim inside a GNU screen session, but whenever I open vim inside screen the syntax highlighting uses completely different colors when compared to when I open vim outside GNU screen. ...
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Replace values in column, space delimited file in Vim

I have a file that looks like: 2067 24311 <hkxhk> {00} 2069 17219 <hkxhk> {00} 2071 20931 <hkxhk> {00} 2073 5557 <hkxhk> {00} 2075 2127 <hkxhk> {00} 2077 20947 ...
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Is there a way to copy/paste with iterm2 on osx over ssh with tmux and vim?

Given I am SSHed into a server and have tmux running, is there any straightforward way to be able to yank into a register in vim and: have that text be available in my tmux clipboard? have that text ...
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In tmux, after ssh a server, how to send R code in vim to R consol

I installed tmux and vim-r-plugin in local machine (ref: http://manuals.bioinformatics.ucr.edu/home/programming-in-r/vim-r), and use ssh to log in a server (only vim-r-plugin and screen installed). ...
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Script to open customized terminal session

I'm not sure if the title got across what I want to do, but here it is: I am working on a python project that involves a lot of classes. I use Terminal Vim to do my editing. As you can Imagine, it ...
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let mapleader = “\<Space>” not working arch linux

I'm trying to map space bar to leader key by using the code above but there's a problem - whenever I press space, the pointer moves forward a character, which annoys me. What am I missing? (gvim@arch ...
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Why is ~/.vimrc not having an effect until I type “:so~/.vimrc”?

I just want to change the tab size. I know the file is loading because it shows up in :scriptnames and I included an echo which runs every time I open vim. Why is ~/.vimrc not working automatically ...
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Hyphen converted to 'unknown character' when pasted to programs such as Putty, Notepad is OK

When a UTF-8-encoded hyphen (U+2010) is copied from a browser (I tried Firefox and IE) and then pasted to programs such as Putty and Vim (the Windows variants), all hyphens are showed as 'unknown ...
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Remap keys in replace mode in vim

I'm attempting to swap my semicolon and colon keys. I use this function func! FUNC_Remap(lhs, rhs) " Function which remaps keys in all modes " ":echom 'inoremap '.a:lhs.' '.a:rhs ...
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Can I recover a deleted file from .swp after auto-reloading?

This is related to, but not solved by the question “How can I recover the original file from a .swp file?”. I had two newly-created files a.txt and b.txt open in buffers. The active buffer was b.txt, ...
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How to stop Vim markdown syntax from highlighting as italic asterisks used to denote bold?

Using Vim 7.4 on Windows in ConEmu (though I have seen the same thing on other platforms/setups), I notice that the syntax highlighting is matching the beginning and ending double-asterisks as italic ...
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Vim starts with beginning of a “change” command

I'm having an issue with vim startup. Whenever I run vim somefile, it starts as though I pressed c just after startup. So, if I then try to immediately jump to the end of the file with G, it instead ...
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How to read shell and insert in text (using Emacs)?

I want to read and insert output from shell (bash) in a text using Emacs. My idea is to do something like :r!ls in vi, but using emacs.
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Reformatting vim files

SOLVED, see my answer. However, I figure this question is still a good learning exp for other novices like myself So I am working on this project, but I am working on it both at home and at work. ...
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Case insensitive sorting

Vim's default sort is case sensitive, and produces results like this: A B a How can it be made case-insensitive, to produce the following result given the same input? A a B
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vim: move to pattern without changing current pattern

While editing huge files, I need to move around based on pattern search (despite me using ctags, cscope, Lid) but I don't want to disturb the current highlight search while doing so. The reason being ...
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Vim vsplit redraw

Is it possible to redraw vim's screen if I do the following: Vim in small 80x24 terminal vsplit file2.c Maximize terminal It's all wonkey and I don't know how to make ti redraw the windows evenly.
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How can I construct a vim keymapping that inserts the current date?

I'm trying to create a vim keymapping that will initiate the creation of a new file, with the name of the file prefixed with the current date, waiting for me to finish typing the filename. Put more ...