Aug 052010

Hey there,

here is a list of the most important commands for the goodlike texteditor „vim“ 😉

automatically wrap lines:

:set wrap ( „:set nowrap“ to turn wraping off)

Set the width of a line. In this example a line should have 80 character:

:set textwidth=80

If you want to paste something from the GUI, vim often inserts a lot of spaces and tabs. You can prevent this with entering this command before pasting the GUI-stuff:

:set paste

and after inersting the stuff you should disable pasting with:

:set nopaste

You can set the filetype of a file ( for syntax highlighting for example ) with:

:set filetype=java

You can toggle syntax highlighting with:

:set syntax=on and :set syntax=off

This list will be continued…

Have fun with vim!

use vim syntax highlighting for wsgi

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Jun 132010

Hi there,

if you want to have the python syntax highlighting for wsgi-files, you just have to edit this vim file:

sudo vim /usr/share/vim/vim72/filetype.vim

After opening this file search for the keyword python. You can search with vim via the „/“-command. Type „:/ python“ and search the line:

“ Python
au BufNewFile,BufRead *.py,*.pyw        setf python

You just have to add ,*.wsgi after pyw. It should look like this:

“ Python
au BufNewFile,BufRead *.py,*.pyw,*.wsgi        setf python

Now you can open a wsgi-File and the syntax-highlighting should be enabled.

Have fun!

Remove CR-LF in windows files with vi(m)

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Jun 062010

If you want to delete the Carriage Return and Line Feed (CR+LF) in windows-created files, you can use the vi(m).

( Because Windows uses CR+LF as Line-End, unix/linux just uses the LF-Character )

Open the file via vim:

vim <WindowsFile>

After opening the file you have to enter the following sequence:


For creating the „^M“ you have to press CTRL+V and CTRL + M, otherwise it would not work!