shad.young at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 14 14:40:04 EST 2002
Personally, I find it ridiculous that I have to modify some obscure hidden
text file to make Vi remotely functional.
This program is 20 years old, why is there no sort of "first use" set-up
routine built into this app that would allow a person unfamiliar with Vi to
use it in a manner somewhat familiar to their way of doing things?
The timing of this thread is funny as Vi is driving me nuts. It keeps
interfering with my life on this server I am working on remotely for a
contract (not OBONE, the one that hosts my site.. that Debian machine is
perfect, I am rapidly becoming a fan :) ). Yesterday for instance, the damn
thing kept popping up in my SSH term every time I right clicked in the
window (habit from X and XP) when doing a LESS on some files. This is a
nice feature of less, but its driving me nuts... Why Vi? Vi is very cryptic
for a newbie. For me it is still faster to open another term and kill it
than it is to track down the command to close the damn app. Now if it had
popped up emacs, then I would have been impressed heheh <jk> (Emacs is no
less cryptic, but often has the tutorial displayed when first used from a
Damn I love stringing shell commands together... so much accomplished in one
Sorry to sabotage the thread, please continue. :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ross Jordan" <rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 1:25 PM
Subject: [oclug]vimrc files.
> > On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Bart Trojanowski wrote:
> > > something like...
> > > :set pastetoggle=<F10>
> > > ...could also be useful.
> > Too funny! When I saw your post, I thought "Hey! good idea!". So off
> > went into my .vimrc only to find that I'd already mapped it to F4 !
> > I've been using vim for so long now, I forget some of the trickery I
> > my rc file. I should give it another read, see what other good stuff
> > dormant!
> > We should start a VimSIG ! ;>
> Hmm, actually -- how about people post their .vimrc with explanations
> for cool and/or obscure settings.
> Here's mine (its very basic, but will hopefully get things going):
> # xterm get a vim title
> set title
> # don't force vi compatibility
> set nocompatible
> # ignore case on searching
> set ignorecase
> #display a little ruler
> set ruler
> # increase memory for undos
> set undolevels=1000
> # increase memory for history
> set history=100
> # auto-save files before commands like :next and :make
> set autowrite
> # Intelligent colouring for known filetypes.
> syntax on
> # C-style auto indenting
> set cindent
> # flicker the cursor to show matching parenthesis
> set showmatch
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