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make vim awesome with plugins

Vim is a great lightweight editor as it is. But after setting it all up on your windows box and tweaking your _vimrc it still might lack that bit of awesome you’re looking for in a modern text editor. Time to spice things up with plugins! Vim plugins are written in viml or vimscript, an […]

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indent selected lines with tab in vim

One thing that annoyed me about using Vim was how many keystrokes it took to indent or un-indent a few selected lines of code. My (probably less than ideal) way of doing that was to go into visual mode, select the lines with the movement keys J or K, then use the keys to change […]

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a vim http log file syntax plugin

Log files are dull to look at. Lines and lines of text and no pretty colors to make it nicer to look at and easier to spot those weird errors you can’t simulate on your machine. Vim rocks and writing a syntax file is supposed to be a breeze judging from the vast amount of […]

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configuring vim: tweaking your _vimrc file

In my earlier post on setting up Vim on Windows I already talked about a few vimrc changes to make vim behave on windows and look a bit better. I learned that checking out other people’s vimrc files is a great way to learn how you can configure vim to become the kick-ass text editor […]

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setting up vim on windows

So you want to make the plunge and check out what that awesome Vim editor is all about on a Windows machine? I did about a year ago, and this time I actually stuck with it. I tried it 2 times before already, but I gave up every time after a few hours or days […]