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== <s> Advanced vim usage? </s> ==
 
 
Could a wise vim wizard share with us the art of advanced vim usage using plugins and commands not explained in this article?
 
--[[User:Svenstaro|Svenstaro]] 22:45, 19 August 2009 (EDT)
 
:I am not a wizard, but regardless, one of the things to do is simply peruse the [http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/quickref.html#quickref quickref] and try to think of when such and such command or keystroke could be useful. Read the associated documentation for those you are interested in. See also Jonathan McPherson's [http://jmcpherson.org/editing.html article on efficient editing] as well as [http://www.moolenaar.net/habits.html Bram Moolenar's version]. --khne522 Forgot to sign at the moment of posting.
 
:: Close. We should leave good vim link instead of duplicate information. --[[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 02:22, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
 
 
 
== 256 Colorschemes ==
 
== 256 Colorschemes ==
 
There should be a comment somewhere in the vimrc example pointing out that 256 colors load properlly if the colorscheme sentence on the vimrc is at the bottom of the file
 
There should be a comment somewhere in the vimrc example pointing out that 256 colors load properlly if the colorscheme sentence on the vimrc is at the bottom of the file

Revision as of 11:19, 4 June 2016

256 Colorschemes

There should be a comment somewhere in the vimrc example pointing out that 256 colors load properlly if the colorscheme sentence on the vimrc is at the bottom of the file

set mouse=a and root terminals

vimrc_example.vim enables mouse support (enter visual mode on selection) via set mouse=a. If you installed gvim, then this also copies text to PRIMARY, as any other selection in Xorg.

This only works if the DISPLAY variable is available, which it usually isn't with sudo. e.g. try with:

unset DISPLAY
vim

I believe the article should point this out: while obvious in hindsight, at first it looks like clipboard support is haphazardly failing. It may be out of scope for Vim#Installation, but we could create a Troubleshooting section. -- Alad (talk) 14:28, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

On my system DISPLAY is propagated into sudo's session. It is not specified in the sudoers file and man sudoers says "The DISPLAY, PATH and TERM variables remain unchanged;" so I believe this is the default behaviour... -- Lahwaacz (talk) 15:47, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
You're right, I was using su - and confused things. Well, I assume most users go with sudo and don't face the issue - maybe just link to [1] ? -- Alad (talk) 18:05, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
Somehow I'm losing the connection between :h mouse and :h clipboard...? Anyway, if you find it appropriate to describe the X11 features more thoroughly, just start a new section. Lahwaacz (talk) 21:06, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Usage section deletion

A 7000 character, popular section was deleted. Many people contributed to this section. Had thought been given to discuss this first? — Todd Weed (talk) 21:16, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Said "popular" section was in the end nothing more than 1. copy pasted from the gentoo wiki 2. a poor duplicate of the upstream vimtutor. Beginners are better off going with latter resource.
Besides, said topic was already discussed 4 years ago: see [2]. Closing. -- Alad (talk) 21:25, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Configuration

Some of the links to example configurations are dead and I have replaced them with links to archive.org. Would these be better replaced by other well documented examples? -- ToxygeneB (talk) 18:25, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Nice you looked them up for a start. Generally you are right, particularly since it is likely that vim configuration changes, so the files outdate for sure which can lead to avoidable troubleshooting. If you think from your experience, that it is likely they outdated already, better remove them or replace them. Up to you to decide, if someone disagrees they will likely be re-added with an edit comment on why they are still useful.
In general I think it would be nicer, if the links in the Vim#Configuration_2 had a little comment next to them about special points they might cover. I'm not expert enough to add such though.
--Indigo (talk) 13:11, 30 May 2016 (UTC)