sensible.vim: Defaults everyone can agree on
Think of sensible.vim as one step above
'nocompatible'mode: a universal set of defaults that (hopefully) everyone can agree on.
scpthis up to make things a bit more tolerable.
Install using your favorite package manager, or use Vim's built-in package support:
mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/tpope/start cd ~/.vim/pack/tpope/start git clone https://tpope.io/vim/sensible.git
See the source for the authoritative list of features. (Don't worry, it's mostly
:setcalls.) Here's a taste:
'backspace': Backspace through anything in insert mode.
'incsearch': Start searching before pressing enter.
:set list(visible whitespace) prettier.
'scrolloff': Always show at least one line above/below the cursor.
'autoread': Autoload file changes. You can undo by pressing
runtime! macros/matchit.vim: Load the version of matchit.vim that ships with Vim.
How can I see what this plugin actually does?
The source is authoritative. Use
:help 'option'to see the documentation for an option. If you install scriptease.vim, you can press
Kon an option (or command, or function) to jump to its documentation.
How can I override a setting?
Normally, sensible.vim loads after your vimrc, making it a bit tricky to override (although you could use
after/plugin/sensible.vim). If you want to load it earlier, add the following line to your vimrc, then put your overrides below.
Feel free to let me know which setting you object to, so I can reassess whether it makes sense to include it.
I want this to be a plugin nobody objects to installing. Let me know if you have any objections to anything. There are a handful of settings I figured might be controversial, but I included anyways, just to settle the question once and for all. It won't take much persuasion for me to remove them. Everything else is negotiable.
Feel free to ask a question if you're not sure why I've set something, as I haven't put much effort into documenting that.
I'm a stickler for commit messages, so if you send me a pull request with so much as a superfluous period in the subject line, I will close it without so much as a second thought, and save my precious attention for someone who can actually follow directions.
This pairs great with sleuth.vim.
Copyright © Tim Pope. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See