An Always Available Vimrc
Posted: May 08, 2020
While I have Emacs set up to my liking on any computer I use reguarly, I occasionally find myself on strange systems with a need to do a bunch of editing (often a coworker with poor taste in editor configuration, or some remote system).
Vim is more likely to already be available on a given system, and even a much older release is sufficient for my simple configuration. But while some colleagues will use a completely unconfigured Vim, I like a couple creature comforts to help make editing more consistent.
So, I host a vimrc on this website to pull down as necessary.
curl https://clintonliddick.com/vimrc -o .vimrc
Or if I don't want to mess up an existing setup:
curl https://clintonliddick.com/vimrc -o .vimrc-clint alias cvim='vim -u .vimrc-clint'
set nocompatible " All the power of Vim set nobackup " Don't pollute with ~ files set mouse=a " Allow mouse cursor placement set ignorecase " Case insensitive matching " Indentation set tabstop=4 " Max width of tab in spaces set shiftwidth=4 " Size of an indent set expandtab " Tab and :retab inserts spaces set smarttab " Tab goes to next indent block set softtabstop=0 " No combo of tabs and spaces set autoindent " Start next line at previous indent set smartindent " Indent after brackets and known keywords " Display syntax on " Do syntax highlighting filetype on " Detect filetype set ruler " Show column and row number in bottom bar set number " Show line numbers set ttyfast " Assume fast connection for drawing set wildmenu " Command completion list set showmatch " Show matching brackets " Safety set modelines=0 " Do NOT read or execute modelines, set nomodeline " manually use set ft=<type> instead
Note: This blog post is part of #100DaysToOffload.