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unable to install vim

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try installing the vim editor with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vim I receive the error: THE PACKAGE VIM HAS NO INSTALLATION CANDIDATE. I have even ...
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How to copy from vim visually with terminator?

I would like to be able to visually select in vim in terminator, right click and copy whatever is highlighted to the clipboard. In OSX for example, I can do this by holding down the "alt" key and ...
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No Terminal Library Found when Compiling Vim

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to a get a particular plugin for vim working and it requires that vim has ruby support enabled (the plugin is command-t). People tell me that I must go into my ...
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which vim should I use in xubuntu / Ubuntu+XFCE?

Which vim should I use in xubuntu / Ubuntu+XFCE? My current system is Ubuntu, but I have replaced the Unity interface with XFCE (via sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop). There is no vim installed ...
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Vim in tmux display wrong colors

I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Then downloaded Solarized theme for Gnome Terminal. From terminal my vim looks good: plugin vim-powerline displays correctly and syntax is highlighted with proper colors. But ...
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Open files with vim in terminal

Is there any way to open file with vim in the terminal without typing file name, but for example then I see in the directory my file, go with arrow keys or something like that? I think I saw one of ...
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how can i Write a scrip to copy files

how can i Write a scrip to copy files. ./mycopy.sh file1 newfile1 And in the script I have to check whether newfile1 already exist. If so, it will exit the program with an error messageTarget ...
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How to use vim command character to find an explain in it's help file

I try some vim command, and find the gh command will start a new command mode, which shows --select-- in my screan. just like the --visual-- command mode, that this --select-- mode can select some ...
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VIM in gnome-terminal keeps printing weird 001B character

I have VIM installed on Ubuntu 12.04, and run the terminal version in the gnome-terminal. However, recently (I don't know what caused the change) when editing files in VIM it will sometimes insert a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Disable keybindings in byobu using tmux backend

I've setup the alt + arrow keys bindings for changing tab in vim (in .vimrc): map <silent><A-Right> :tabnext<CR> map <silent><A-Left> :tabprevious<CR> this ...
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Why won't Vim source my .vimrc at startup?

Note: edited to provide more info. 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 ...
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How can I install and use powerline plugin?

Powerline is a plug-in to display informational and beautiful statusline for vim, tmux and shell prompt for bash, zsh. Vim statusline: How can I install and setup Powerline for different ...
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How to remap “ctrl+w+shift+f” to “gf” in vim to go to line of file under cursor in split window?

Ctrl+w+Shift+f will go to line of file under cursor in split window. I want to set a small shortcut say gf which should be mapped to Ctrl+w+Shift+f.
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What's the easiest way to get vim with python 3 support?

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed and vim in its repos is compiled without python 3 support. Because of that python-mode plugin can't work with python 3 code. What's the easiest way to get vim with python ...
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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 ...
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Compiling vim with python support on ubuntu 14.04, no errors and no support

I'm trying to compile vim with support for YouCompleteMe as per the github guide [redacted because no reputation] and I'm having strange results. Vim compiles correctly as best I can tell and doesn't ...
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Remove vim before installing vim-gnome?

Should I remove vim before installing vim-gnome? It seems redundant to leave vim there, but I'm afraid to remove it. (I'm very new to Ubuntu.)
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Character key 'T' prints 7 in vim

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 with VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Aug 12 2013 00:23:19). Whenever I press the key 'T' in VIM it prints 7 like a leetspeak. The key works fine outside ...
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Can't install vim-gnome

On the last Ubunt 14.04 upgrade I'm not able to install vim-gnome anymore due the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vim-gnome : Depends: vim-gui-common (= ...
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How to copy data between different instances of vim?

If I use the first vim to copy a line (with yy), how do I paste to another terminal's vim (with p)? Is there any command or settings can do it? Can I copy and paste into the global system clipboard? ...
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How to display the name of file which I am currently editing with vim on terminal title?

I am editing multiple files located in the same folder, in multiple tabs, on a single terminal. pwd(directory in which I am currently working) is displayed on the top of the heading of the terminal, ...
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Repair Vim editor

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have some troubles with Vim editor. First I was using the normal version preinstalled with Ubuntu, then I installed VI Improved from Ubuntu Software Center, with some ...
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vim Different configuration in tty1-6 from tty7

The default configuration for vim seems to be different for tty7. When I open a terminal in the default gui on tty7 and start vim I can hold shift and press the left or right arrows to move the cursor ...
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How can I create help tags for vim plugins from packages?

I have installed the vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner packages, which are addons for vim. Both come with documentation files, that are installed into the /usr/share/vim/addons/doc directory. Issuing ...
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vim in tmux breaks with cyrillic symbols

So, I have file with russian text. Using Ubuntu 12.04 If I run vim in clear console and open this file - everything is ok, here is screenshot But if I run vim in tmux the result is Here is my tmux ...
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Vim doesn't have 256 colors

I've been experimenting with different colorschemes in vim lately. My problem is that the colors used by the schemes only use the 16 colors in my Profile Preferences, even though my terminal supports ...
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How can I change the default text editor from gedit to vim?

How can I change the default text editor from gedit to vim? When I click on a text file, I want it to open in vim under the terminal instead of gedit.
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VI won't let me save my vimrc file

I have changed the permissions to allow for: -rwxrwxr-- 1 root root 2214 Oct 4 09:45 vimrc and it still won't let me save to the file. I only have one user on this box and it has admin rights. ...
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How to open a found file with vi? Piping 'find' output to vi [duplicate]

I have a file, /home/user/important.txt. To find it, I use: find /home/user -type f -name 'important' Then, I want to open the file in the Vim editor using a pipe. How can I do this? Something ...
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Vim and muscle memory

I made in my vimrc an abbreviation because I want to only write "foo" to write "bar", and thence I mapped "bar" to "NOPE" so that I would be punished if I tried to write directly "bar". iabbrev foo ...
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Can't start gvim from the launcher

I don't know why I've been having so many problems with gvim lately, but now I can't start it from the launcher. I click on it, and it glows and pulsates for awhile, but after a few seconds it stops ...
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Copy text between two different sessions of terminal for different users?

I have on my ubuntu two users, user1 and user2. user1 is the main user, but user2 I use it only for development for a specific project that required it like that. I use vim editor, with the ...
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install and enabling vim-youcompleteme on Ubuntu 14.10

I did follow instructions for installing vim-youcompleteme. I searched for similar questions and answers, but still not helping me. I have clean install of Ubuntu 14.10. Then I installed vim 7.4, ...
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Vim - Set number command on startup

What is the file to edit, to show lines number on startup using vim ?
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Vim - Add a character to X next lines

I would like to add a # to the beginning of the 15 next lines (to comment everything). I know how to do it for 1 line : i -> #. My second question would be the opposite, how to delete the first ...
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tmux in terminal forcing 16 color approximation

In the Ubuntu version of gnome-terminal I'm seeing a weird problem with colors that I know is somehow related to gnome-terminal because this same setup works fine with iTerm2 on my Mac. From terminal ...
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vim syntax color confuse [spf13-vim]

under the molokai color theme there are some characters would be automatic marked in red color and some tab characters would be automatic marked in white color too how to solve the automatic marked ...
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VIm: using substitute command

I'm trying to use the substitute command in VIm but don't get the result I excpect: I'm editing an html file, and for example I'd like to replace all "é" characters by the é code (yes it's in ...
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VIm : copy all file to paste it in web browser

I'm trying to find and answer using search but nothing's working. What I try to do: I'm editing a part of a html file using VIm, by creating a local file. Then, from VIm, I'd like to copy all (Ctrl+A ...
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Why do my A, N, Enter, Shift Keys seem to have reduced sensitivity to touch?

I recently installed PyCharm, Emacs, and Vim in order to start programming. However, I noticed that my A, N, SHIFT, and ENTER keys on my keyboard seem to not always work when I press them. There was ...
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Vim cannot find syntax.vim

Recently, I needed to build Vim from source to use a plugin that required Lua interpreting. This worked fine on my laptop, but my tower computer is having some issues. Any time I run Vim, I recieve ...
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Vim colorscheme with .ino files

On my Ubuntu 14.04 system, I'm working on an Arduino project and I'm using vim as the editor rather than Arduino's IDE. I'm currently using solarized colorscheme in vim. It seems like the color for ...
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clear Konsole color scheme

When I open this file in vim class Program : Object { static int _I = 1; /// <summary> /// The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog /// THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE ...
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Vim YouCompleteMe installation

I'm trying to install YouCompleteMe plugin alongside my Vundle plugin manager for Vim. I've just added the Plugin 'Valloric/YouCompleteMe' line to my ~/.vimrc and then I wrote:PluginInstall in Vim, ...
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when to source vimrc?

kinda a vim newbie, used vundle not so long ago but couldn't install all the plugins that i want correctly, maybe it's me doing things wrong. Anyway now using pathogen, it's doing its job, well when ...
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Trying to map <Ctrl>+<hjkl> to <Left Down Up Right> globally (Vim-like arrow keys) with xmodmap

I am trying to map Ctrl+H,J,K,L to arrow keys Left,Down,Up,Right, respectively, on Ubuntu OS (globally, not inside Vim). I've attempted the solution posted here, but the modifier commands are not ...
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Gvim shows wrong color for highlight color names on 14.04

Freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 and built gvim 7.4 on it, I just discovered that the colors gvim picked were all wrong for the pre-defined color names, like the name "Green" within: :hi _Green_NONE ...
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Upgrading VIM 7.3 to latest release via apt-get

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 and have Vim 7.3 installed and I want to update it to the latest version. I'm still new to how all these package manager stuff works, but I was wondering why can't I ...