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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 ...
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Vim 7.4 puts current line at top of window split when moving cursor between buffers

I have a split window with two buffers visible, and the top one is active and maximized using CTRL+w, UNDERSCORE (i.e., SHIFT+Minus). I put the cursor in the middle of the visible buffer, or at the ...
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Plugins cause gVim window to move (become “unsnapped”) in Windows

I have a couple of Vim plugins that seem to cause aero-snapped windows in Windows 7 (Aero windows, not Vim windows) to pop out of their "snapped" position when certain events occur. I don't know ...
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Vim go to link in Firefox

Is it possible to have a list of links in vim (seperated by newlines) and then use firefox to open these links? I would have to externally call FF, but how would I pass what is under the vim cursor ...
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The Vim documentation illustrates a “wrong way” to add comments to HTML. What's wrong with it?

The "syntax.txt" chapter in the official Vim documentation says: HTML comments are rather special (see an HTML reference document for the details), and the syntax coloring scheme will highlight all ...
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How can I cause vim to copy text to GNU screen's clipboard buffer?

I want to yank text with a command to vim and have it end up in screen's clipboard where it can be pasted to a different application via ^A] later. vim needs to do the copying (not screen's copy mode) ...
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How to perform search and replace in vim in reverse?

I need to perform a search and replace regex in vim of the style: s/search/replace/g However, I need to do this in reverse, from the bottom of the text to the beginning.
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In vim, why is it :-1j to join with the line above?

In vim, why is it :-1j to join with the line above? e.g. :g/^ /-1j to join all lines that start with a space. The commands are easier to remember when you understand how they come about and in this ...
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how to save changes to config directory

I'm trying to save changes to a /var/www/ config directory for my virtual server. I hit Ctrl X and am now in "X mode" but my Putty is unresponsive. What can I do to save these changes and exit?
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Sublimetext 3 Vintage - Insert multiple lines with Open command

With open command you can insert a new line above or below the current line. Is there a way to insert multiple lines? I've tried 2o 3O 2\o 2\o but it doesn't work.
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Highlight cursor after changing buffer in vim

While using vim I have trouble finding my cursor quickly after entering another buffer, especially if I have many splits open. I fixed this by writing a function which is called by an autocmd when a ...
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Syntax highlighting in .vim for python segments files on windows

I use python a lot in my vimrc. On my linux machine it correctly highlights segments of code between func! VIMSCRIPT_FUNC_WITH_PYTHON() python << endpython import vim ...
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How to send commands from a file to VIM?

This is the content of cmd.txt: :w 2.txt :q In command line, I do D:\>vim 1.txt<cmd.txt I expect cmd.txt as input stream (rather than my keyboard) and vim will save 1.txt as 2.txt and ...
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VIM - How to select a substring

I have the following line, that has no spaces - 123456789abcdefghij01234123456780900dfasdfsadfsadfsa I want to select (highlight for yanking) 10 characters, starting at column 10. I can ...
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Possible for vim marks to point to the character to which they are originally set instead of the character's original line/column location?

Is it possible to make vim marks (e.g. mm) point to the character to which they are originally set instead of the character's original line/column location? For example, if I type mm on the first ...
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Give active split all of screen besides 5 lines for inactive splits

edit Answer provided I'm trying to split my window in vim by running the following: :sp The desired behaviour I'm trying to achieve is to limit the inactive split to five lines while giving the ...
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Can I Soft-Link files from my desktop to a server in Linux

I am looking for creative ways to sync my vim files (~/.vimrc, ~/.vim/) on the server I am running. Can I soft-link files from my desktop machine (Fedora) to any of the nix servers I am on?
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Add quotes to large number of words in vim

So I created a large number of javascript objects with literal syntax and I forgot to use quotes for the keys of many, many key value pairs. How would I devise a regex to "add single quotes to any ...
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Vim marks and US international keyboard

I use a US-international keyboard so that pressing 'a produces "á" while on insert mode. However, I would like to access a mark named a by pressing 'a under normal mode. That doesn't work and as a ...
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How can I edit the identical part of multiple files at once?

I have multiple HTML files that form a small website. Several lines of code are duplicated at the top of the files (although the <title> differs), and a few lines are duplicated at the bottom. ...
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Ctrl+TAB is not working in vim with gnome-terminal

I have a serious problem. Usually, the editor I use is vim, though I can't map ctrl+tab action. I wanna switch tabs with ctrl+tab (ctrl + shift + tab). In xterm, this mapping is enabled, and the ...
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Vim can break file permissions?

I was using Vim the other day as usual, when I noticed something strange. Here's what I did: ~$ touch testfile ~$ ls -l | grep testfile -rw-r--r-- 1 username groupname 0 Jul 23 10:00 testfile ~$ vim ...
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Why does VIM show the Unicode code point and not the UTF-8 code value?

Consider this supposed line of code that I found in a PHP blog, note the quotes: throw new Exception(“That's not a server name!”); Those quotes are RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK (Unicode code point: ...
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LC_LOCALE settings interactions between Mac OSX and LINUX via SSH

I have been struggling with the following problem for years now. I have never been able to solve it, and I adopted several workarounds to keep being able to work. However now I can't stand it anymore, ...
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Override default .csl bibliography file with vim-pandoc plugin

I use vim and pandoc markdown with the vim-pandoc plugins (I only use the base and syntax plugins). I would like to change the default bibliography style to a different .csl file so that when I run ...
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vimrc “col <cs>” works but vim complains about trailing characters; colors do not work when using “color” or “colorscheme”

Colors work when adding col elflord to my .vimrc file but vim complains about trailing characters col elflord. Changing the command to color elflord or colorscheme elflord gets rid of the complaint, ...
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Vim Color Scheme Overwritten by a Plugin

I’m trying to set up some prettier highlighting for Vdebug. I had a look at the source, and it says I need to target a DbgBreakptLine (I don’t know what they are called, but it’s the thing you put ...
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Vundle - Plugins installed but not loading

I've installed vundle on my ubuntu box but when I load vim none of the plugins load. My vimrc: runtime! debian.vim set nocompatible " be iMproved, required filetype off ...
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gvim: visual mode movement broken

This is probably a result of too many plugins but I can't figure out which one. So normally Vj or Vk in normal mode would highlight two lines. The behavior now is this: When V is pressed, the whole ...
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Gvim font loading issue

Possibly related: Gvim displays wrong font when set from _gvimrc, but correct font when set from menus I'm experimenting a weird behavior with gvim (under GNU/Linux) while trying to set up a specific ...
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vim indentation gets screwed up

I work on a lot of C++ files and it seems that after a while my indentation gets screwed up. I have a function like so. I have :set cindent set. Vim is putting the curly brace under the return ...
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VIM coloring with terminal color rules

In Linux bash shell, we can put colors with something like this: Let's imagine a file color.txt with contents \e[0;31m blah blah \e[0 If we do 'cat color.txt', it will results in blah blah (red ...
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Execute External with specific buffer in vim

Say I have more than one buffer opened in different window. How can I execute an external command with a specific buffer as a argument? Say I want to execute :!g++ "buffer no" How to do so?
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Vim switch statement indenting

right now switch statements are indented as follows (automatically). switch case statements I want them to be indented like this, what do I need to changes switch ...
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generalized subscripting and superscripting in vim

Using the text editor vim, one can produce subscripted and superscripted numbers by using the digraphs control-k-ns for subscription and control-k-nS for superscription, where n is an Arabic numeral. ...
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How can I construct a vim mapping to perform Ctrl-N, but as if iskeyword included '-'?

In Vim, when I'm programming, I often want Ctrl-N to behave as if - were part of a keyword; in other words, have it included in iskeyword. However, I'd like to create a new keymapping for this and ...
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Switch code formatting in all files

I have recently decided to switch my indent style from 1TBS to Linux Kernel style. Is it possible to convert all my files to this?
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Vim enclose in quotes

Say I have the following printf(text goes here); and I select "text goes here" in visual mode... How do I quickly change it to printf("text goes here");
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Change current directory using NERDTree

How can I navigate to a file or folder in NERDTree and change the working directory to that folder (or the folder containining the file I'm on). I know it's possible to keep NERDTree in sync with the ...
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Vim append date to end of line

I am trying to write a Vim command to append the date to the end of line. Right now I have the following, and it is not working. nnoremap <F5> "=strftime("%c")<CR>A What's wrong with ...
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Vim C line comment function

The following function in ~/.vimrc is to comment out C line, and it works perfectly. function CLC() execute "normal ^i/*\<ESC>$a*/\<ESC>" endfunction But I have two questions... 1. ...
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How can I use vim to view git diffs on Windows?

I want to use vim to view the output of git diff. I am running Windows 8 and I have vim 7.4 installed. I have, for convenience, created an environment variable VIMDIR set to Vim's install directory ...
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Insert a line of text before lines matching a regex in vim

I'm attempting to add a column to an HTML table using vim so I need to add a pair of <td> tags the line before each </tr>. So far I have :186,$s/ <\/tr>/<td><\/td> \n ...
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Setting up Slimv on Windows + Vim / gVim

I intend to learn Common Lisp, and the book I plan to follow has suggested that GNU Emacs in conjunction with SLIME be used. However, I am not particularly fond of the way Emacs runs on Windows, and ...