[lug] vi/vim HOWTO, part 2

Ken Scott kscott-list at pcisys.net
Tue Apr 4 13:32:59 MDT 2000

In vim, you can use it's built-in help files for more information.

:h ai  :: This will get you more information about autoindent. The quoted
words in there ('smartindent' 'cindent') can be double-clicked to find
more info 

:h syntax OR :h highlight will get you to information about syntax
highlighting. The quick tutorial: 

type :syn on in vim, and syntax highlighting will work.

Don't forget that you need to either have a .vimrc file, or type :set nocp
to turn off strict vi-compatibility.


On Tue, 4 Apr 2000, Kyle Moore wrote:

> Carl, could you point me in the direction of how to do both sytax
> high-lighting and auto-indentation with vim? I might like to take a look
> at this today. I assume you can set it in the .vimrc file?
> Carl Wagner wrote:
> > 
> > I know the question was about emacs... but vim has color syntax high-lighting
> > (for all sorts of
> > languages) and auto indention. (and best of all multiple undo-s!!)
> > 
> > Carl.

><>   Ken Scott   kscott at pcisys.net   http://www.pcisys.net/~kscott   
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