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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· sheerun
Photo on 08.01.2013 at 04.15

Use vim-sensible instead of set nocompatible

vim

Think of sensible.vim as one step above 'nocompatible' mode: a universal
set of defaults that (hopefully) everyone can agree on.

  • If you're new to Vim, you can install this as a starting point, rather than copying some random vimrc you found.
  • If you're pair programming and you can't agree on whose vimrc to use, this can be your neutral territory.
  • If you're administrating a server with an account that's not exclusively yours, you can scp this up to make things a bit more tolerable.
  • If you're troubleshooting a plugin and need to rule out interference from your vimrc, having this installed will ensure you still have some basic amenities.