The following text, placed in $HOME/.vimrc makes Vim act a lot nicer
than a default install!
set nocompatible " Use Vim defaults (much better!)
" use Q for formatting, not ex-mode:
map Q gq
" allow backspacing over everything in insert mode
" Now we set some defaults for the editor
set autoindent " always set autoindenting on
set shortmess=at " show short messages
set textwidth=0 " Don't wrap words by default
set viminfo='20,\"50 " read/write a .viminfo file, don't store more than
" 50 lines of registers
" Suffixes that get lower priority when doing tab completion for
" These are files we are not likely to want to edit or read.
set showcmd " Show (partial) command in status line.
set showmatch " Show matching brackets.
set ruler " Show the line and column numbers of the cursor
" set ignorecase " Do case insensitive matching
set incsearch " Incremental search
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