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 +====== Useful VIM Commands ======
 +
 +The following are commands I find useful when editing in VIM.  To make a particular command permanent, add it to your .vimrc file.
 +
 +===== Auto Indenting =====
 +
 +To use the indent from the previous line.
 +
 +  :set autoindent
 +
 +===== Syntax Highlighting =====
 +
 +Turn on syntax highlighting.
 +
 +  :syn on
 +
 +===== Make =====
 +
 +Set the make program for PHP development.
 +
 +  :set makeprg=php\ -l\ %
 +  :set errorformat=%m\ in\ %f\ on\ line\ %l
 +
 +Now, \\:make\\ will execute and show any errors.
 +
 +
 +===== Tab Stops =====
 +
 +To set your tab stop size to 4.
 +
 +  :set tabstop=4
 +
 +To set the indent width (not sure how this differs from tabstop described above).
 +
 +  :set shiftwidth=4
 +
 +To insert spaces instead of tab characters when you hit tab you can:
 +
 +  :set expandtab
 +
 +To change all existing tabs to spaces, use the following.
 +
 +  :retab
 +
 +===== Tabbed Windows =====
 +
 +To edit in a new tab.
 +
 +  :tabe
 +
 +Then, to switch to the next/​previous tab use //gt// or //gT//.
 +
 +===== Code Completion =====
 +
 +To complete the current word, press CTRL-X, CTRL-O.
  
 

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