I spent a little time setting up VIM today, and thought I'd share my .vimrc. Most of these configs are from the beastly , but well documented, file at http://www.amix.dk/vim/vimrc.html. Mine's a bit simpler, but it does what I want from it. Always been a VIM fan.
" John's VIM Config " www.velvetcache.org " Turn off VI compat set nocompatible "Set shell to be bash set shell=bash set history=500 " Lets use the mouse! set mouse=a " This is the most important line here... syntax enable " Set font (GUI) set gfn=Monospace 10 set encoding=utf-8 hi MatchParen guifg=#000000 guibg=#D0D090 set ruler " Highlight Matching parens. set showmatch set mat=2 set hlsearch " Kill all those crummy swap/backup files set nobackup set nowb set noswapfile set noar " Make tabs only 2 spaces set tabstop=2 " Auto-indent / Smart-indent set ai set si " No more \a bells! set visualbell
On other fronts, I start school again on Monday, which in itself partially prompted the VIM editing, since I wanted some highlighting on Java files andwasn't getting it. This should be an interesting semester, since between my Java class (hehe..), data structures and my job I'll be juggling the syntax for three or four languages at once. Good times.