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Basic vimrc to level the playing field...
set nocompatible " use vim defaults
set scrolloff=3 " keep 3 lines when scrolling
set ai " set auto-indenting on for programming
set showcmd " display incomplete commands
set nobackup " do not keep a backup file
set number " show line numbers
set ruler " show the current row and column
set hlsearch " highlight searches
set incsearch " do incremental searching
set showmatch " jump to matches when entering regexp
set ignorecase " ignore case when searching
set smartcase " no ignorecase if Uppercase char present
set visualbell t_vb= " turn off error beep/flash
set novisualbell " turn off visual bell
set backspace=indent,eol,start " make that backspace key work the way it should
set runtimepath=$VIMRUNTIME " turn off user scripts,
syntax on " turn syntax highlighting on by default
filetype on " detect type of file
filetype indent on " load indent file for specific file type
set t_RV= ",

kana commented Dec 30, 2010

28Sfiletype plugin indent on^[ZZ

you need to set tabstop=8 otherwise people set tabstops and then use :retab to turn tabs into non-8 char tabs

Replace the 2 filetype lines with:
filetype plugin indent on

Tested and works fine.

You should also probably force indentation to 2-spaces (on my machine "vimgolf put" has it set to 1-tab)
set shiftwidth=2

@vincentisambart i don't think you do want to set shiftwidth. With the setting I said, the proper file settings will be picked up from vim.


igrigorik commented Dec 31, 2010

@bishboria, @vincentisambart: went back and forth on this earlier and decided to strip out any/all customizations to do with tabbing, spacing, etc. This is a touchy subject for many VIM users, hence opted out for the VIM defaults, to be fair to everyone.

We'll add some extra logic + language to the challenge create page to get the creators of challenges to take this into account.

@bishboria: thanks for tip, will update.

@igrigorik No problem :) Loving vimgolf, so thanks for all your effort!

Any chance of making those filetype changes soon?


igrigorik commented Jan 4, 2011

@bishboria: the config above have been life for a few days now! unless something is not picking up the differences...?


Hmm. I'm still not picking up the correct indentation rules... I'll need to investigate my vim setup. Thanks again.

How about set encoding=utf-8? I needed to type this manually for this golf: Or am I missing something here?


igrigorik commented Apr 9, 2011

Hmm, is your shell (whatever you use, bash, etc) set to UTF-8? If so, vim should pick it up automatically.

@igrigorik: I’m using iTerm 2 on Mac OS X, and I have ProfilesMy ProfileTerminalCharacter Encoding set to “Unicode (UTF-8)”. Not sure what else I need to do.

Edit: In it works fine. Any ideas?

pletnes commented Aug 21, 2012

set relativenumber is always convenient. I don't think vimgolf is about manual counting, anyways.

I think, it would be better not to set ignorecase in vimgolf vimrc. There are challenge like : when it needs to search o and not O. That have to work like fo keystrokes. I have a solution, this:


that needs 2 additional keys, the \ key and C key to specify lowercase for back search ? command to search o and not O
Best regards !

Should we set nowrap? Otherwise, I could, for example, resize my terminal window and do 5gj to go down five display lines so I end up in the right column of a line three lines down in three keystrokes where it might otherwise take four.

elzup commented Dec 16, 2017

Hacked by Filename Completion.
It will be game break.

set wildignore+=*

" or
inoremap <C-X><C-F> <Nop>
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