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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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Tmux copy mode: stay in copy mode after selection

When using tmux, I often find a need to copy multiple items from one pane or window into another. When those items are located close to each other in a long scrollback buffer, my current workflow ...
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tmux: enable mouse scrolling in vim instead of history buffer

I have just started using tmux 1.8 recently, after working with screen for a while. After reading things here and there on the internet, I came up with following ~/.tmux.conf However when I open vim ...
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VIM reverse wildignore

Is there a way to specify a reverse 'wildignore' parameter in vim? Basically, I want to ignore every folder except 'x', 'y', and 'z'. My use case requires me to be in a folder with many many ...
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Using vim / vimperator key bindings in Midori

I have recently been struggling to find a good lightweight browser with Vim keybindings that will run on Debian Linux (wheezy). Dwb crashes all the time, Luakit is very old, Chromium has memory ...
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KeyRemap4Macbook Vim-emulation alternative for Linux

There is a really nifty tool for Mac OS X called KeyRemap4Macbook which allows you, among other things, to use Vim keybindings to edit text in all text fields, with a distinction between normal and ...
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Is MacVim copy-to-clipboard supposed to be working on OS X Mavericks?

I've recently found out that I can no longer copy text out of MacVim and paste into other Mac apps. I used to be able to do this on Mountain Lion. I have the usual configurations set, namely: set ...
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How can I tell what command is running on the remote end of an ssh connection?

Tl;dr - how do I find the name of the command (eg $BASH_COMMAND) running on the remote end of an ssh connection? ... My example setup is two tmux vertical panes, LH pane runs a local vim session ...
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Realtime Code Collaboration That is Not Floobits

So... I love Floobits. I use it in Sublime and I use it in vim. But my network currently does not play nicely with its port requests. I'm looking for a desktop code collaboration system so that an ...
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Escape key strangely captured by javascript webshell

I am using GateOne as a WebShell on my VPS (only way to SSH to it through the proxy of the place...), it uses javascript to emulate a shell by capturing keystrokes. Everything works well, yet it ...
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vim typing error statistics - faster typing

I use VIM to write code. I am not an experienced (yet) in touch typing so I would like to put more stress in learning the keys that I mistype the most, apart of daily practice and TT drills. Is there ...
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Multiple linked sessions/instances of Vim and R with Vim-r-plugin

OSX 10.8. MacVim + Vim-r-plugin = Vim sends commands to R. Awesome! (Note I'm here asking about using MacVim and R.app (i.e. w/ Gui), not either in a terminal, since for this purpose I need both to ...
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How to disable alternate buffer in GNU screen itself but not for vim, less inside it?

What I would like to accomplish is mouse wheel scrolling behavior that I'm used to in a regular ssh session. In bash prompt mouse wheel should scroll my terminal output, and inside less/vim - the ...
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Vim noremap still causes old mappings to be active

This is my .vimrc set mouse=a set ttymouse=xterm2 set number set smartindent set tabstop=4 set shiftwidth=4 set expandtab inoremap { {}<Left> inoremap {<CR> {<CR>}<Esc>O ...
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Vim cursorshape in OS X Terminal

I compiled vim 7.3 with +cursorshape and added the following to my ~/.vimrc: set t_SI = "\<Esc>]12;purple\x7" set t_EI = "\<Esc>]12;blue\x7" but Terminal.app still displays the same ...
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I can't get XFCE terminal to display VIM's colorschemes

That's what I have in my .bashrc if [ -n "$DISPLAY" -a "$TERM" == "xterm" ]; then export TERM=xterm-256color fi In my .vimrc I have: set t_Co=256 echo $TERM prints xterm-256color tput ...
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Is there a Vim 7.3 or 7.4 package available somewhere for CentOS 6.5

I'm running CentOS 6.5 and the only Vim packages available from yum are for Vim 7.2, even though Vim 7.4 is now out. A lot of the Vim plugins I typically use are only compatible with Vim 7.3 and ...
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OSX Mavericks .zshrc cannot source

I am trying to source my zshrc. It sources fine when before I add this line: . ~/Dropbox/configs/aliases Then I get this: /Users/mkrell/.zshrc:.:13: too many open files: Dropbox/configs/aliases ...
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VIM + netrw: accessing a machine behind a gateway

I'd like to setup a vim session to edit some files on a machine behind an ssh gateway. Is this possible? To access the files via the command line, I have to do: mycomputer$ ssh gateway gateway$ ssh ...
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AWS EC2: Compile vim with clipboard support

I'm using a free EC2 instance using Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09.2. I want to install the latest version of vim and include clipboard support. I've seen a few guides, but none seem to be too current. ...
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“Part of menu-item path is not sub-menu” error in vim config

I recently started getting this error when I opened vim, and I have no idea why. Error detected while processing /usr/share/vim/vim73/menu.vim: line 352: E327: Part of menu-item path is not ...
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Prevent Vim from reformatting my line when I go to a new one

I like the smart auto-indenting that VIM does when I start a new line, but I hate what it reformats the line I left. I'm looking for a way to turn this off. Simple example. Say I have this HTML: ...
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Vim indentation and the prooftree package

I am using the fabulous vim-latex suite. I use (a lot) the prooftree package which has commands of the kind: \prooftree SOME-HYPOTHESIS-HERE \justifies SOME-CONCLUSION-HERE \using ...
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Vim: Custom Shortcut for Select all and Copy

I want to map a vim keyboard shortcut in .vimrc that copies all lines in a file to a shortcut key. I've tried various forms of let and map, but they don't recognize the actual copy command. I've ...
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Vimdiff functionality in Sublime Text 2

I wanted to know if it is possible to have a vimdiff like functionality to check for diff and have synchronized scrolling of two (or more) files in Sublime Text 2 just like vimdiff? Thanks
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Vim, how to avoid :set cuc side effect of setting column number

Possibly this is a bug, but I'm not sure. Through user fow in #vim on freenode, I've confirmed no side effect in 7.3.409, but there is a side effect in 7.3.547 (the version on my computer.) The ...
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vimperator j/k different scroll?

Like Vim, vimperator use j/k to scroll up and down. It's too slow by default so I need to remap them. nnoremap k 5k nnoremap j 5j What surprises me is that the lines that are scrolled are not ...
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Home and End keys doesn't work in vim inside tmux

I can't use home and end keys in vim, when in Tmux. I've got this strange stuff: H F H sample text my .tmux.conf: set-option -g mode-mouse on set-option -g mouse-select-pane on set-option -g ...
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backspace not working properly inside vim comEmu

When I start vim from inside conEmu, then backspace is not working properly. I know its not a conEmu issue. It's a vim problem with console. I tried all things like stty erase ^H, stty erase '^?', ...
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Is it possible to use Vim plugin CSExact with iTerm2?

I'm a bit anal about my color schemes, and in order to get really nice colors in Vim, I'm trying the CSExact plugin. I'm not sure if it's supposed to work at all in iTerm2 though? My terminal is set ...
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fix terminal vim colours (on focus lost)

When setting up Ubuntu 12.10 64bit (with gnome-terminal 3.6.0) I noticed that my vim colours mess up in the terminal as soon as the terminal loses focus. Everything is fine when using < C-z> and ...
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Vim PHP ctags for $['array'] C+]

So far I have this (Which is sufficient enough for me at the moment): ctags -R --languages=php --langmap=PHP:+.tpl --tag-relative=yes --PHP-kinds=+cf However, I still can't press "C-]" when I want ...
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Convert vim syntax highlighting for use with gedit

Is there an easy way to convert vim syntax highlighting definitions for use with GtkSourceView/gedit?
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Encoding over SSH Issues

I have a Linux machine and a Windows machine, both using Vim with the Powerline plugin. They both work great with patched fonts. Next, I want to SSH onto an OSX 10.6 machine and also use the Powerline ...
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bash vi key bindings: Can I map keys? Display mode (insert vs command)?

I am a long time vi(m) user and recently made the switch to using vi key binding in bash. I can already tell that this will be an improvement, but I would like to customize a few things to really ...
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Vim creates strange output when navigating up or down in Amazon EC2 Ubuntu

When navigating up or down in Vim whilst ssh-ed into an Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance, strange output appears at the bottom of the screen. -I think the right-most info (e.g. 2,0-) is indicating cursor ...
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MacVim does not open new windows

This happened right after I removed some folders on my system ruby, the more I have reinstalled the xcode. But even so, it opens new windows, only the icon appears and the toolbar of the software. I ...
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Why does git difftool not work with vimdiff?

I just set up git and set git mergetool to vimdiff and it works as expected. If I set git config --global diff.tool vimdiff it behaves strangely: git diff x y will open less and display the changes ...
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Vim syntax files - Ignore line prefix

I have files containing code within a prefix-based structure, such as: perl: sub abc { perl: return "def"; perl: } I'd like to be able to highlight the perl as normal. i.e. ignore the perl: ...
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GNU screen session dies when I open vim or vi

Sometimes it dies in the moment a file is opened. Sometimes it allows me to browse the same file and dies on tenth PageDown, for example. I set "term xterm" in .screenrc.
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Is anyone using pysmell for vim with luck?

I'm trying to get pysmell (https://github.com/orestis/pysmell) to work - looks like a nice code completion tool for django development in vim. I'm on Mac OS X 1.7.1 (Lion) with MacVim 7.3 (snapshot ...
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vim does not preserve symlink over sshfs

I'm having some trouble with symlinks and sshfs. I use the '-o follow_symlinks' option to follow symlinks on the server side, but whenever I edit a symlinked file on the client side with vim, a copy ...
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Vim mapping acts different when switching between Mac OS X/Linux

I've been working with Vim on two different machines, one running Ubuntu 10.04 (gVim) and the other Snow Leopard (MacVim). I copied my .vimrc file and .vim folder to both, and noticed a few minor ...
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Vim YouCompleteMe

I see that the vim plugin YouCompleteMe is a great autocompletion tool but is there a way to get it to complete not just from a file I am working on but external files as well? Like, if I go to type ...
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Vim YouCompleteMe plugin usage

I recently installed the YouCompleteMe plugin, which is great...works great, etc. But I do have one question: If I have typing up a source file from start to finish, it includes everything in that ...
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Seamless vim and tmux panes between ssh client and host

This article describes assigning the same key binding to transitions between and within vim and tmux panes, allowing "seamless" transitions. ...
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“Open with… Vim” does not load _vimrc settings

I use Vim (gVim to be precise) to write and edit files. When executing the editor directly, everything works fine. But if I open a file using the "Open with..." command on Windows, the _vimrc settings ...
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Can’t set color of vim

I've asked same question to stackoverflow but It evaluated offtopic at stackoverflow. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23667728/cant-set-color-of-vim?noredirect=1#comment36357524_23667728 If it ...
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Importing pygments' highlighting to vim

Usually, vim does very good job in highlighting, using the packaged syntax files. Unfortunately, it does bad job with MySQL. At first, I looked everywhere for a better MySQL vim syntax file, with no ...
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Why none of the rainbow parentheses plugins work with filetype=php?

I've tried a dozen rainbow plugins. They all work, until i open a php file or set filetype=php. Then I get parentheses with the same color in that buffer. what is the reason for this? I tried ...