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vim-better-default

There are some general settings for convenience in almost everyone's

.vimrc
file. Let's shorten your
.vimrc
and make the default vim better.

Features

  • Out-of-the-box: address a ton of deficiencies of the default vim configurations that nearly everyone can agree upon.

  • Mnemonic key bindings: commands have mnemonic prefixes like

     b
    for the buffer commands or
     w
    for the window commands.
    SPC
    key is recommended as the leader key. You could also see the key bindings in wiki.

If new to Vim, you can install vim-better-default as a starting point, rather than copying some random vimrc you found.

If you have been a vimmer for quit a while, please see default.vim directly. In the beginning vim-better-default is intended for simplifying the tedious

.vimrc
file, so you may also use it to shorten your
.vimrc
.

Installation

This plugin can be installed with a varity of plugin managers, such as:

  • Vundle
    • Add
      Plugin 'liuchengxu/vim-better-default
      to .vimrc
    • Run
      :source $MYVIMRC
      and
      :PluginInstall
  • Plug
    • Add
      Plug 'liuchengxu/vim-better-default
      to .vimrc
    • Run
      :source $MYVIMRC
      and
      :PlugInstall

Options

Option

Description Default

vim_better_default_minimum
| Only add essential funationalities | 0
vim_better_default_backup_on
| Set backup | 0
vim_better_default_persistent_undo
| Persistent undo | 0
vim_better_default_enable_folding
| Enable fold | 1
vim_better_default_key_mapping
| Whole key (re)mappings | 1
vim_better_default_basic_key_mapping
| Basic key (re)mappings | 1
vim_better_default_buffer_key_mapping
| Buffer key mappings | 1
vim_better_default_file_key_mapping
| File key mappings | 1
vim_better_default_fold_key_mapping
| Fold key mappings | 1
vim_better_default_window_key_mapping
| Window key mappings | 1

If you set the

vim_better_default_minumum
option, then vim seemingly looks like no difference with the default vim, it only adds some essential funtionalities.
let g:vim_better_default_minimum = 1

If you want to exclude key mappings in vim-better-default, just set the value as 0.

let g:vim_better_default_key_mapping = 0

For more details, please refer to the default.vim. Don't worry. It is extremely simple and just part of your own

.vimrc
file alike.

You can also fork vim-better-default and modify

plugin/default.vim
for more customization.

How to override the existing settings?

default.vim
normally loads after your
.vimrc
, making it a bit tricky to override. If you want to load it earlier, add the following content to your
.vimrc
, then follow on the settings you want to override.

For instance, if you don't like relativenumber:

runtime! plugin/default.vim
set norelativenumber

Contributions

If you have any ideas or suggestions to improve vim-better-default, please open an issue, or fork it and send a pull request. Your feedback is highly appreciated.

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