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Calling omnicompletion for every keypress in vim
Calling omnicompletion for every keypress in vim
To fix this issue Austin is on the right track, but just with the wrong event. Take a look at the CursorMovedI event of autocmd. Basically, it'll fire any time the keyboard cursor moves while in Insert mode. Type a character? Cursor moves, and the ev
TAG : vim
Date : November 24 2020, 07:00 PM , By : Kolter
Does an updated 'vimtutor' exist?
Does an updated 'vimtutor' exist?
Hope that helps It's not exactly a tutorial, but I've been impressed with @nelstrom's growing collection of screencasts at vimcasts.org:http://vimcasts.org/episodes/archive
TAG : vim
Date : November 20 2020, 07:00 PM , By : VictoriaAndrew
creating a new dirctory in vim
creating a new dirctory in vim
will be helpful for those in need Vim does have a mkdir function. It's probably up to you to decide how exactly to use it, since it depends on your use case, but you can do things like this:
TAG : vim
Date : November 18 2020, 07:00 PM , By : user3860704
VIM open file from within :shell command
VIM open file from within :shell command
it fixes the issue Given the following conditions are satisfied, there is a way to achieve what you want.
TAG : vim
Date : November 16 2020, 07:01 PM , By : restart
How do I bind 'jk' to Esc key in Vi-Mode in tcsh shell
How do I bind 'jk' to Esc key in Vi-Mode in tcsh shell
fixed the issue. Will look into that further It might help if you showed the binding command that you use in vim.However, this might do what you're looking for:
TAG : vim
Date : November 15 2020, 07:01 PM , By : Sam Perugini
Is vim able to detect the natural language of a file, then load the correct dictionary?
Is vim able to detect the natural language of a file, then load the correct dictionary?
should help you out I don't know if there is a way to autodetect it, but if you put vim:spell:spelllang=foo,bar,baz at the bottom of the file, vim will set the spellchecking languages to foo, bar, and baz when the file is opened. Note that you must p
TAG : vim
Date : November 14 2020, 07:01 PM , By : user3859590
Text Editing in VI
Text Editing in VI
I think the issue was by ths following , By default, in Vi/Vim, backspace does not work as we are used to] (cf :help bs, in Vim).If you are in Vim, you can set it to behave the way you want with:
TAG : vim
Date : November 07 2020, 07:01 PM , By : Trushen Patel
How to wrap the text 5 characters before the end of window?
How to wrap the text 5 characters before the end of window?
hop of those help? I would like to wrap the text 5 characters before the end of window (without breaking the line). , You need to set 3 options as follows:
TAG : vim
Date : November 04 2020, 07:01 PM , By : madfog
Package(Plugin) Management for Vim
Package(Plugin) Management for Vim
To fix this issue I am now using VimPlug for my own Vim setup, and I definitely recommend it. Installation is very simple, and it is fast, pretty and effective!
TAG : vim
Date : November 02 2020, 07:01 PM , By : melad123
Showing a different background colour in Vim past 80 characters
Showing a different background colour in Vim past 80 characters
I wish this helpful for you If you have Vim >= v7.3, you can simply add this to your .vimrc to highlight 81 and onward (so 80 is your last valid column):
TAG : vim
Date : October 31 2020, 08:00 PM , By : Doug Vann
How to copy text from Vim command line
How to copy text from Vim command line
wish helps you How to paste into vims command line was asked here here. But how can I copy from the vim command line? , You can assign to a register the content of another register:
TAG : vim
Date : October 21 2020, 06:10 AM , By : Hari Krushna
How to disable space when using pandoc with Chinese characters?
How to disable space when using pandoc with Chinese characters?
help you fix your problem This is solution I found, from the MANUAL.
TAG : vim
Date : October 13 2020, 10:00 PM , By : Mükerrem YILMAZ
Yank the first word from each line in vim
Yank the first word from each line in vim
will help you You can do it, but it might be a little bit more complicated than using a simple command as you did.What you tried to run, is normal mode commands as execute commands. That won't work as you did it. Commands in the normal mode (like pre
TAG : vim
Date : October 12 2020, 02:00 PM , By : Cymbateh
How to accomplish case insensitive buffer search and case sensitive completion?
How to accomplish case insensitive buffer search and case sensitive completion?
it helps some times I like to use strict mode. When I am typing lower case variable (e.g. "path") and press I do not want to see constants or class names with this prefix (e.g. "PATH_TO_ROOT" or "PathGenerator"). Also, constants are usually at the to
TAG : vim
Date : October 12 2020, 07:00 AM , By : Atul_
Search and replace in VIM only on specific places
Search and replace in VIM only on specific places
Hope that helps I have a .json file and I want to search and replace } with },. However, I want to apply this only in the case where I have the text "item_secret": "98ax3fsrv"}. The string 98ax3fsrv will differ both in length and content. So I am act
TAG : vim
Date : October 10 2020, 12:00 AM , By : aadurham
vim keeps starting in vimdiff mode for some files
vim keeps starting in vimdiff mode for some files
This might help you Somehow vim remembers that I did vimdiff on certain files and keeps opening them in the vimdiff mode. What that means is that when I open that same file again I get a grey bar displayed on the left (like the foldcolumn) but worse
TAG : vim
Date : October 08 2020, 09:00 PM , By : Brandon Cook
What keys should I press to activate c_CTRL-D in vim?
What keys should I press to activate c_CTRL-D in vim?
I wish this help you c_CTRL-D in the help documentation means pressing CTRL-D while command-line editing. For example, :e will list out all commands starting with e.From :h:
TAG : vim
Date : October 08 2020, 06:00 AM , By : luke
in vim pressing shift e or $ doesn't go completely to the end of word
in vim pressing shift e or $ doesn't go completely to the end of word
will be helpful for those in need Your cursor is going to the last character of the word, which is the intended behavior of $ and E.If you want to be able to place your cursor after the last character on a non-existent end-of-line character, enable t
TAG : vim
Date : October 08 2020, 02:00 AM , By : 周嘉全
How do I put the contents of the current register into a new buffer in vimscript?
How do I put the contents of the current register into a new buffer in vimscript?
I wish did fix the issue. Two ways to go about this, you can either use after each command or you can use between multiple commands with a final at the end. Note that you need a at the end, otherwise Vim will just type the command in the command-line
TAG : vim
Date : October 08 2020, 02:00 AM , By : Timo Schulze
Trying to understand vim mapping
Trying to understand vim mapping
This might help you is probably a placeholder from latex-suite. You can jump to the next placeholder with in insert if you have the plugin. Look here. puts you in normal mode T{ moves 'til the previous {, see :h T i puts you back in insert mode. If y
TAG : vim
Date : October 07 2020, 01:00 AM , By : Ryan
Ctrl + w + w obviously cannot perform to switch tab on a google compute engine window
Ctrl + w + w obviously cannot perform to switch tab on a google compute engine window
Hope that helps I think you're mixing up Vim tabs and Vim windows.Vim windows will split the screen vertically or horizontally into separate panes, which are all visible at the same time. That's typically used by directory tree plug-ins which want to
TAG : vim
Date : October 05 2020, 09:00 PM , By : Igor Voznyi
How do I save a macro with multiple commands with let?
How do I save a macro with multiple commands with let?
hope this fix your issue Macros are like replayable keystrokes: they are as if you typed them. So if you want to use the ex command :!, you need to start with a colon. Then you can use the |:
TAG : vim
Date : October 05 2020, 05:00 PM , By : Mikky
Cnext command : how to move to xxx item?
Cnext command : how to move to xxx item?
wish help you to fix your issue See https://vimhelp.org/quickfix.txt.htmlTo move to the 42'nd line in the quickfix list:
TAG : vim
Date : October 05 2020, 02:00 PM , By : Hafiz Hussain Ahmad
Macro to map keyword arguments to google doc strings
Macro to map keyword arguments to google doc strings
To fix the issue you can do I am trying to write my first vim macro. The goal is to map a line containing a keyword to google doc string format. , So I assume the easiest way would be to define a macro
TAG : vim
Date : October 05 2020, 01:00 PM , By : Derek Sellers
How to change character inserted between joined lines?
How to change character inserted between joined lines?
like below fixes the issue Normally, for this sort of thing I would use a visual range and pipe to tr, but there must be a way to use the join command (J) to insert , between lines. That is, change: , Use mappings:
TAG : vim
Date : October 05 2020, 11:00 AM , By : Xgress
Vim expand selection by a paragraph
Vim expand selection by a paragraph
this will help You can use the ap or ip text-objects for "a paragraph" or "inner paragraph". A paragraph is a block of text separeated by blank lines. ap also includes the blank lines after the current paragraph. There is also { and } motions to move
TAG : vim
Date : October 05 2020, 10:00 AM , By : Robert C. Frank
How to resolve installation error for jupyterlab-vim
How to resolve installation error for jupyterlab-vim
like below fixes the issue Just so everybody knows, downgrading jupyterlab to 1.0.0 resolved the error.
TAG : vim
Date : October 05 2020, 12:00 AM , By : mohitwadhwa21
vi/vim remap or unmap built-in command - the u key in visual mode
vi/vim remap or unmap built-in command - the u key in visual mode
will help you As it's an internal mapping, you won't be able to unbind the combo; however, you can remap it to a so that the keypress does nothing. You can do this with the following command:
TAG : vim
Date : October 04 2020, 01:00 AM , By : SpringNewbie
How to install vim syntastic without package manager?
How to install vim syntastic without package manager?
it helps some times Pathogen is only needed for Vim 7 or earlier. In Vim 8 all "Pathogen's" functionality is already built-in, and you should never use it at all.To install a plugin in Vim 8 you only have to put it under the following path: ~/.vim/pa
TAG : vim
Date : October 03 2020, 09:00 PM , By : TEMPEST
How to insert original line number in g/pattern/move
How to insert original line number in g/pattern/move
This might help you vim: insert original line number in g/pattern/move $ , Can't help thinking of something very straightforward, for example:
TAG : vim
Date : October 03 2020, 05:00 PM , By : Ming Wu
How can I find “<html>“ in the Vim buffer?
How can I find “<html>“ in the Vim buffer?
this will help Vim has 4 modes of regular expression interpretation: very no magic, no magic, magic and very magic.
TAG : vim
Date : October 03 2020, 08:00 AM , By : Prabin Shrestha
How To Switch Between Buffers in vim by number
How To Switch Between Buffers in vim by number
wish helps you I'm using vim and i want to switch between buffers by number. (e.g when i press Ctrl+2 vim should go to second buffer) , I would suggest:
TAG : vim
Date : October 02 2020, 10:00 AM , By : dsfere
How to bind a key to custom tabstop in vimrc file?
How to bind a key to custom tabstop in vimrc file?
To fix this issue You can do it using a ternary conditional based on the current value of tabstop.Here's an example binding it to Leader+t in normal mode:
TAG : vim
Date : October 01 2020, 12:00 PM , By : Vinay Charan
Is it possible to put the value of a config/setting in the VSCode titlebar?
Is it possible to put the value of a config/setting in the VSCode titlebar?
To fix this issue For the latest version of Visual Studio Code now (1.38.1), those are the only options available to control the window title. I think you can't use the extension config value to dynamically change the window title. Maybe you can prop
TAG : vim
Date : October 01 2020, 10:00 AM , By : Coder Imran
How to select all LINES between parenthesises in VIM
How to select all LINES between parenthesises in VIM
I hope this helps you . Effectively it should be a linewise selection. But the corresponding "text-object" forces a charwise one (so there's no difference between va{ and Va{).However, you can make a selection linewise anytime. So va{V achieves the d
TAG : vim
Date : October 01 2020, 02:00 AM , By : artshapedbox
How can I tell vim to search a certain directory (as well as the current one) when trying to open a reference from the t
How can I tell vim to search a certain directory (as well as the current one) when trying to open a reference from the t
will be helpful for those in need Gnat xref has a -f flag to output the full source directory. That solves the problem.
TAG : vim
Date : October 01 2020, 12:00 AM , By : ZulmaFeliciano
Vim - How to keep scrolling automatically up or down until I stop it (without any plugin)
Vim - How to keep scrolling automatically up or down until I stop it (without any plugin)
it should still fix some issue I want to give a command to start scrolling window automatically up or down until I stop it using any key press or any other command. I want to do it without installing any plugin. , You can scroll with these commands f
TAG : vim
Date : September 30 2020, 10:00 PM , By : kyichan
When I type a '-' character in vim, it seems that it is printing a carriage return and then 'm'
When I type a '-' character in vim, it seems that it is printing a carriage return and then 'm'
this one helps. Summarizing from the comments:http://ascii-table.com/ansi-escape-sequences-vt-100.php says that EscOm (^[Om) is sent by the - key on the numeric keypad, depending on whether it's in numeric mode or alternate mode. (I can't reproduce i
TAG : vim
Date : September 30 2020, 06:00 PM , By : Riley Bong
How to get current file offset in Vim
How to get current file offset in Vim
To fix the issue you can do You want to use the line() and col() functions with an argument of '.' (which means use the current location):
TAG : vim
Date : September 30 2020, 03:00 PM , By : dndtom
Would like to map <S-j> to scroll previous colon commands
Would like to map <S-j> to scroll previous colon commands
Any of those help I don't see your behavior. If I press (which by the way is just a convoluted way to say J) twice, I get the previous command-line plus the literal letter J. Your command is defined for normal mode; due to the : in the right-hand sid
TAG : vim
Date : September 29 2020, 03:00 AM , By : rak
Vim command to comment out a selection of lines?
Vim command to comment out a selection of lines?
To fix this issue You can define a custom mapping or command for your :substitute.However, there are several commenter plugins that do this very well, and those are generic (and often extensible) so that they work for any filetype:
TAG : vim
Date : September 28 2020, 09:00 PM , By : Fernando Henrique Co
Is it possible to save yanked history in numbered register? (without plugin)
Is it possible to save yanked history in numbered register? (without plugin)
help you fix your problem In Vim, as far as I know, the numbered register saves only the deleted history. , Is it possible to make it save also the yanked one?
TAG : vim
Date : September 28 2020, 09:00 AM , By : Abhranil Das
Why are Vim filetype options ON when ~/.vimrc is missing but OFF when it is present?
Why are Vim filetype options ON when ~/.vimrc is missing but OFF when it is present?
I wish this helpful for you -u NONE disables all vimrc's (including the defaults, more on that below) With no vimrc, the defaults come in to play (assuming you have vim >7.4.2111 or >8) With a vimrc, the defaults are not sourced. From :help defaults.
TAG : vim
Date : September 28 2020, 02:00 AM , By : Salman Mohammad Sult
Vim: behaviour change of search function in visual mode
Vim: behaviour change of search function in visual mode
wish help you to fix your issue Vim does not have a visual mode command for *; this only works in normal mode. However, many people have a customization that supplies the super star visual variant, from Search for visually selected text - or a plugin
TAG : vim
Date : September 27 2020, 09:00 AM , By : PHP BEGINEER
Vim generating numbers in ascending order
Vim generating numbers in ascending order
To fix this issue I have the current block of code I'm playing around with. , Vim 8 ( and a number of Vim emulations )I'd start with
TAG : vim
Date : September 27 2020, 02:00 AM , By : Barbara Estes
How to load a ~/.vimrc then another local .vimrc
How to load a ~/.vimrc then another local .vimrc
I wish this helpful for you Decluttering / structuring an overly long vimrc Say, you have a lot of customizations and tweaks, and you'd like a bit more structure. For :set, :map, and :autocmd, you can just put them in a plugin script like ~/.vim/plug
TAG : vim
Date : September 26 2020, 05:00 AM , By : user6082623
Allow promptless quitting from buffers without files associated
Allow promptless quitting from buffers without files associated
it should still fix some issue I often open Vim to take some quick notes about something or pipe in output from another program for quick processing. , You can stick this into your vimrc:
TAG : vim
Date : September 25 2020, 10:00 PM , By : Nathan Farinha
How do I partially match a word using * in Vim VS Code?
How do I partially match a word using * in Vim VS Code?
should help you out Note that you want two different commands: first, search for the word under cursor (including partial matches); then search for the last pattern used.So you need g*nn etc. See :h g* and :h g.
TAG : vim
Date : September 25 2020, 09:00 AM , By : BlackBird
vim map q to 0 in the .vimrc has unexpected behaviour
vim map q to 0 in the .vimrc has unexpected behaviour
fixed the issue. Will look into that further There was a trailing space on the command in my .vimrc file. for your help everyone. I hadn't realized a trailing space would be picked up like that. Good to know for future reference.
TAG : vim
Date : September 25 2020, 02:00 AM , By : Victor Coo
Create a vocabulary notebook [Vim]
Create a vocabulary notebook [Vim]
this one helps. I want to use vim to read foreign texts and collect vocabularies quickly. Simply by firing a hotkey, the current word (vocab) and sentence (usage) should be piped to my notebook. This will be done by a vim script (should be simple). ,
TAG : vim
Date : September 24 2020, 01:00 AM , By : Vasyl Pidluzhevych
Is it possible to fix options in vim?
Is it possible to fix options in vim?
This might help you Not exactly. There are both :const and :lockvar, but they are for variables only. An option is a very different thing for VimScript.However, you can fake this functionality with an auto-command. For example,
TAG : vim
Date : September 23 2020, 09:00 AM , By : Sush
How to tell Vim to not continue to generate "~" files
How to tell Vim to not continue to generate "~" files
I wish this helpful for you I know you said this isn’t what you want, but are you really sure?Why do you not want backups or undofiles? The former is great for crash recovery, and the latter great for undoing things from many sessions ago. “I never n
TAG : vim
Date : September 22 2020, 05:00 PM , By : Yash Pundlik
Vim + elm-vim doesn't recognize .elm file
Vim + elm-vim doesn't recognize .elm file
To fix the issue you can do I just started programming in elm and I'm setting up my configuration with vim but I'm having some trouble. , TL;DR: Remove these lines from the top of your vimrc file:
TAG : vim
Date : September 22 2020, 10:00 AM , By : Jashim uddin
prevblank() or startpara() function?
prevblank() or startpara() function?
it should still fix some issue I guess you want line("'{"). It returns the number of (blank) line before the previous paragraph (or 1 if the paragraph is at the beginning of a file). See :h '{ and :h {.UPD. If we speak of a "complete" version:
TAG : vim
Date : September 22 2020, 04:00 AM , By : jcole
How to align (to a tabular form) lines in Vim?
How to align (to a tabular form) lines in Vim?
should help you out I have a text file of the form: , What I would do in command mode (not exactly what you asked):
TAG : vim
Date : September 22 2020, 01:00 AM , By : ccjesus obrero
vim and skim file update
vim and skim file update
Any of those help This may be related to the way that Vim is writing the buffer. With the default value of 'backupcopy', Vim renames the original file, and then writes a new one with the updated contents. Other applications that observe the original
TAG : vim
Date : September 22 2020, 01:00 AM , By : ahmed aglan
How to copy the error message when vim start?
How to copy the error message when vim start?
wish help you to fix your issue The last error message should be available in a builtin variable named v:errmsg and the last status message is in v:statusmsg.There's also :h execute() function which runs any VimScript command and returns its output.
TAG : vim
Date : September 21 2020, 03:00 AM , By : sri
Vim nnoremap creates `n <Esc> * <<_`
Vim nnoremap creates `n <Esc> * <<_`
like below fixes the issue Control-[ is Esc. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_character:
TAG : vim
Date : September 19 2020, 07:00 PM , By : Chris A Hills
copying text with the mouse in VIM, why doesn't it work?
copying text with the mouse in VIM, why doesn't it work?
Any of those help I am using both MacVim and console Vim. My shell is ZSH and the terminal is iTerm2. , The command is
TAG : vim
Date : September 19 2020, 02:00 AM , By : Neto
vim choked when gdb program outputs too many in termianl-debug mode
vim choked when gdb program outputs too many in termianl-debug mode
it helps some times Which Vim version are you using? This related issue is on the GitHub tracker.Summary: v8.0.1170 fixes the reported problem in the given issue. Check if you have it with :echo has('patch-8.0.1170'). If you do, and the problem persi
TAG : vim
Date : September 18 2020, 08:00 PM , By : vinay p

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