VIM Settings:

Note: Options given are default. To change them, enter type :set option to turn them on or :set nooptioni to turn them off.To make them execute every time you open VI, create a file in your HOME directory called .exrc and type the options without the colon (:) preceding the option

:set ai Turns on auto indentation
:set all Prints all options to the screen
:set ap Prints line after d c J m :s t u commands
:set bf Discards control characters from input
:set dir=tmp Sets tmp to directory or buffer file
:set eb Precedes error messages with a bell
:set ic Ignores case when searching
:set lisp Modifies brackets for Lisp compatibility.
:set list Shows tabs (^l) and end of line ($)
:set magic Allows pattern matching with special characters
:set mesg Allows others to send messages
:set nooption Turns off option
:set nu Shows line numbers
:set opt Speeds output; eliminates automatic RETURN
:set prompt Prompts for command input with :
:set re Simulates smart terminal on dumb terminal
:set report Indicates largest size of changes reported on status line
:set ro Changes file type to “read only”
:set scroll=n set n lines for CTRL-d and z
:set sh=shell_path set shell escape (default is /bin/sh) to shell_path
:set showmode Indicates input or replace mode at bottom
:set sw=n Sets shift width to n characters
:set term Prints terminal type
:set terse Shorten messages with terse
:set timeout Eliminates one-second time limit for macros
:set tl=n Sets significance of tags beyond n characters (0 means all)
:set ts=n Sets tab stops to n for text input
:set wa Inhibits normal checks before write commands
:set warn Warns “no write since last change”
:set window=n Sets number of lines in a text window to n
:set wm=n Sets automatic wraparound n spaces from right margin.

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