Re: VIM features
On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 09:54:48AM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> >I do think it should default to its more useful features being enabled.
> >People can disable them as easily as they can enable them. It's easy to
> >not notice them, and it's annoying that people used to lesser editors seem
> >to rally to keep them disabled by default.
> The only thing that annoys me endlessly is autoindent and filetype-plugin.
> The first means that cut&paste simply never works in vim. It should
> be off by default. The second means that vim is getting smart with
> comments for example - again messing up cut cut&paste.
> That's my major gripe, I can't cut&paste under X with vim as it is
> installed by default now.
I like them, and the same applies: turn them off by default and lots of
people will never know they exist.
echo noautoindent >> ~/.vimrc
echo filetype plugin indent off >> ~/.vimrc
(Aside: Pasting in X should work fine with gvim; it won't autoindent, etc.