Vim is an open-source text editor which is typically run from the command line. Questions should relate to using Vim on Ubuntu.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
10 views

Strange behaviors when loading Vim color themes

Here is some links and screenshots needed by this question. I downloaded two Vim color themes: Lettuce and Monokai. (As seen in the link provided.) In my .vimrc, if I only have colorscheme lettuce ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

When I install packages, I keep getting fontconfig warning

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a virtual machine, and I was installing packages, specifically text editors in this case (emacs23, sublime, vim..). Anyways, I get this massive warning of font ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Apache 2 virtual host pointing to index.html

I tried to create a virtual host whitecrm.local by the following procedure: First I created host using sudo vim /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 whitecrm.local Created a file ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Vim does not load coloerscheme from .vimrc when started from tmux

I got a very simple startup script, that starts a gnome-terminal with a running tmux session. #!/usr/bin/env bash gnome-terminal -e "tmux" --window --full-screen When I run Vim inside this ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Extension to submit problem codes on Hackerearth, Codechef from editor

Is there any extension available in any editor to submit code directly from editor to the competitive programming sites like codechef, hackerearth, hackerrank, topcoder, codeforces etc.?
0
votes
0answers
75 views

ubuntu 14.04 : VIM with YouCompleteMe plugin, throw “ImportError: No module named _io”

I was using python2.7.6, VIM 7.4 and YouCompleteMe plugin on my Ubuntu14.04. Today I did some update on my Ubuntu, but after that, I found my VIM cannot work properly with YouCompleteMe. When I start ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

How do I access files installed with sudo apt-get

I just installed Ubuntu a few days ago and I am trying to download and use VIM. So I went to terminal and ran sudo apt-get install vim, and everything went fine with running the command, the only ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

How to configure vim for quickfix

I am getting the following error: /bin/bash: ccfilter: command not found when I issue the :make command in vim. I need to install (or build) the ccfilter binary but I can't find it. Where can I ...
4
votes
3answers
273 views

Replace text inside quotes in vim

I have a large sql file and I would like to rename the table name from `feedback` to `comments` but I don't want to replace the word feedback in case any row has that text so I was trying to select it ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

vim showing weird characters on screen in terminal

So I just installed ubuntu on my Netbook and switched to the openbox window manager. When I open up VIM in a terminal and hit j when I am at the top of the file or hit k from the bottom of the file, ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

open markdown files in vim: only a few lines shown

I'm facing the problem while displaying the markdown file content. When i opens the .md file in vim , it just displays few lines and there is s bottom bar which display line info,rest of the lines ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Problem with Vim's colorschemes

I have started using Vim in Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I tried to change the colorscheme but the result was peculiar. The colors were as if there were random and a lot of times I couldn't even look at Vim or ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

Compile a LaTeX file from Vim and not from terminal

I am compiling my LaTeX files from terminal and it gets a little annoying to go every time in terminal and use: xelatex "file-path" Is there a way to do this from inside Vim?
1
vote
2answers
287 views

How to change visudo editor from nano to vim? [duplicate]

When I use visudo, it always opens it with nano editor. How to change the editor to vim?
1
vote
2answers
71 views

Open an existing file in Vim

I would like to open a file that already exists while already in Vim. What is the command to do this?
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Install colortheme in Vim

I am a new user of Linux Ubuntu and I am trying to copy and paste a colortheme in Vim's folder color but it seems to be owned by root and I can't paste it in there. What can I do?
1
vote
3answers
78 views

Replace a specific section of code

I don't know what could do this, sed, vim, whatever. Lets say I have 30 functions, to keep it simple, i'll show 3 #first function AddOne = [ a+1==b, b+1==c ] # second function ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

How do I set gvim as default application? [duplicate]

I compiled and installed vim 7.4 in Ubuntu 12.04. I want to set gvim as the default application for all text and C/C++ files. I tried : Right click > Open With Other Application. But couldn't find ...
1
vote
3answers
85 views

Deleting column in vim

I have a tab-delimited file like: name1 verb1 name2 verb2 etc... I want to delete the second column. I tried editing one of these answers, but being not familiar with sed and awk, I ...
4
votes
1answer
124 views

Change the default editor when sudo visudo

When doing sudo visudo, the default editor is nano. I want to change it to vi or vim. I already made vim be the default application to replace gedit upon opening php, plain text, c and h files, by ...
1
vote
2answers
132 views

Window contents corrupt when scrolling in Chrome and vim/gvim

I am running 14.04 as a guest on a Win8.1 host (over VirtualBox 4.3.17), 3D acceleration is enabled. Since upgrading from 12.10 I have noticed that text/content will sometimes corrupt when I scroll a ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

View .deb package files in vim

vim is capable of reading compressed files (for common methods, at least). However, it sees Debian package files as binary gibberish. The Archive Manager tool can, however, open package files and show ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

vim NERDTree | Auto fresh the directory pane

How can you auto refresh the directory panes automatically in vim NERDTree? I know you can press R to refresh manually but I want to have it refresh automatically. This is particularly helpful when ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

key word remap enter carriage return vim command line

In my .vimrc file I have :imap ii <CR> which allows me to hit ii for enter/carriage return in vim but now i would like to set that same configuration in my .inputrc so that i can just hit ...
4
votes
1answer
223 views

Is there a PPA for gvim > 7.4.338?

The breakindent feature is the greatest thing ever, but it's in 7.4.338. The latest version in the Ubuntu repos is just 7.4, I think. I notice Arch has a package for it, but I can't seem to find one ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Why won't Vim source my .vimrc at startup?

I have modified my ~/.vimrc significantly (although some of my initial modifications I made in the system-wide /etc/vim/vimrc). It probably doesn't matter either way since I am really the only user ...
-1
votes
1answer
36 views

how to search tags not matching pattern

In my xml file, i have many location tags. eg: ...
0
votes
1answer
329 views

Why do I get these .vimrc errors in Ubuntu 14 after upgrade from Ubuntu 13?

I get errors for all these commands when I try to use vim (though vim then works): autocmd BufWritePre *.rb :%s/\s\+$//e set filetype off filetype plugin on filetype indent on syntax on " Turn on ...
1
vote
0answers
179 views

vi issue in SSH TTYs to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

After upgrading my server to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I can no longer use the vi editor to edit anything in an SSH terminal (I access the server by launching ssh sessions from Cygwin running on Windows). ...
8
votes
4answers
807 views

how to redirect bash command output to vim

I am trying to redirect the output of a bash command into a new file. If I try the pipe as below : ls -la | vim Bash shows me the errors : Vim: Error reading input, exiting... Vim: preserving ...
2
votes
1answer
439 views

Uninstalled vim, now can't install it again

I have removeded vim-tiny to get full installation following this tutorial and now I can't install vim by: $ sudo apt-get install vim Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
1
vote
2answers
45 views

how does ! effect sort in vim

I am trying to sort the contents in my text file using the command :1,$sort This results in lines arranged in order based on the starting character - symbols, capital letters and then small letters ...
3
votes
2answers
74 views

Is it possible to edit Textboxes in a browser using VIM or a VIM-Style-Editor?

Is it possible to edit Textboxes in a browser using VIM or a VIM-Style-Editor? (On Ubuntu of course)
3
votes
1answer
112 views

how to re-use last vi command

How does one re-use a just-executed command in vim? For example, I open a file with: vi myTestFile Then in normal mode, I search for a word using: /mysearchword\c <Enter> Now I want to ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Console Mode VIM 256 Color Support

This question is about using the console mode (i.e. ctrl+alt+f1) and not about using a terminal emulator. When running from a terminal emulator, my VIM uses 256 colors without a problem. I've tried a ...
3
votes
1answer
319 views

vim command does not work

I am trying to open vim on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit by entering the command in the terminal : vim But i get the response : The program 'vim' can be found in the following packages: * vim * ...
3
votes
2answers
145 views

Switch off search highlighting in gVim

When I do search in gVim (package gnome-vim), the search results are highlighted. How can I turn-off this highlighting when I don't need it any longer? Now it looks like persistent.
3
votes
1answer
87 views

Vim-LaTeX runs evince instead of xdvi

I have installed the Vim-LaTeX plugin, which is great for editing LaTeX documents in Vim. However, I have one problem with viewing the output file. The tutorial says to use the \lv command. However, ...
1
vote
1answer
152 views

Gnome-terminal vim gruvbox [closed]

Just installed gruvbox color scheme for Vim on Ubuntu, but the color scheme is not fully supported in the terminal. It works fine on a fedora box. Do I need any additional settings?
2
votes
1answer
89 views

Vim No GUI and clipboard

I have Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 and I reinstalled vim (without GUI, I did not enable gui because I don't think I need it) and replaced netrw with the latest to have :Lexplorer. Now when I use vim's File ...
0
votes
1answer
455 views

Need good example of .vimrc file [closed]

I wanted to start using Vim, and need to create .vimrc configuration file for it. Where can I find some ready to use, good quality examples with described every option?
-1
votes
1answer
319 views

Vundle - Plugins installed but not loading

I've installed vundle on my ubuntu box but when I load vim none of the plugins load. My .vimrc from my home directory [some commented lines edited out]: runtime! debian.vim set nocompatible ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Pair Programming in Ubuntu SDK?

How do you do collaborative code editing, aka pair programming, in the Ubuntu SDK? I heard you can do this in Vim, and I wonder if the Vim functionality in QtCreator makes this possible.
0
votes
1answer
40 views

make the line bold or highlight on find command on vim

I know by /foo you can find and go on foo. So what I am looking for is highlighting that line. I mean when vim find foo and the courser points to foo, also highlight that line which include foo.
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Navigate vim help with CTRL-]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with default settings for shell. When I use gnome-terminal to open vim help, it does not work when I hit CTRL-] when being on a tag (note that this works with tty1). Vim help ...
3
votes
0answers
82 views

How to transform Vim configuration into Emacs one?

I need to setup Emacs editor by preparing the ~/.emacs configuration file. I have been using Vim for years and now I want to switch to Emacs for various reasons that are out of scope of this post. To ...
27
votes
5answers
2k views

Access to the terminal while you are on Vim

Is there a way to access the terminal while using Vim? I do not like to open another terminal or save and exit the current terminal.
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Vim installation in Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to install Vim and need help. I've tried the following: root@cbitlab1:/home/cbitlib1# sudo -s root@cbitlab1:/home/cbitlib1# apt-get install vim Reading package lists… Done Building ...
1
vote
2answers
64 views

Why is vim's colorscheme not coloring the entire window?

Only the portions of the terminal with text on it is colored. Not sure how to describe it, please see the attached screenshot.
0
votes
1answer
35 views

go back to vim's default color

I read this :highlight Normal ctermfg=grey ctermbg=darkblue from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1117526/setting-the-vim-background-colors But I change the darkblue to white!! What I done? OMG? ...