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A minimal vimrc for new vim users
" A minimal vimrc for new vim users to start with.
"
" Referenced here: http://vimuniversity.com/samples/your-first-vimrc-should-be-nearly-empty
"
" Original Author: Bram Moolenaar <Bram@vim.org>
" Made more minimal by: Ben Orenstein
" Modified by : Ben McCormick
" Last change: 2014 June 8
"
" To use it, copy it to
" for Unix based systems (including OSX and Linux): ~/.vimrc
" for Windows : $VIM\_vimrc
"
" If you don't understand a setting in here, just type ':h setting'.
" Use Vim settings, rather than Vi settings (much better!).
" This must be first, because it changes other options as a side effect.
set nocompatible
" Make backspace behave in a sane manner.
set backspace=indent,eol,start
" Switch syntax highlighting on
syntax on
" Enable file type detection and do language-dependent indenting.
filetype plugin indent on
" Show line numbers
set number
" Allow hidden buffers, don't limit to 1 file per window/split
set hidden
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@venthur venthur commented Jul 14, 2014

set nocompatible is redundant, if vim finds an vimrc or gvmrc file compatible is turned off automatically.

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@ajpen ajpen commented Oct 20, 2016

Maybe, but i think its better for beginners if this is explicitly added, so they know of it.

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@gdennie gdennie commented Feb 16, 2017

On windows the backup files do create a mess of the folders and aught to be addressed for us beginners :)

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@dan-vidoni dan-vidoni commented Jul 4, 2018

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