Any time I need to reformat, it's generally after pasting code or some
such - after all, if it's code I've been writing, it will be
auto-indented as I go along anyway. So for indenting a block of code
that's just been pasted in, I find that ctrl+v, select the offending
lines, and then '=' does the job.
That and I do some python coding, so with it's pathological indentation,
it's nice to have the tab key for acutally inserting tabs.
Stephen Shirley wrote:
> (Seeing as someone was looking for this earlier on irc (and hasn't
> complained that it didn't work ,-))
>> In emacs, if you hit tab on a line of code, it will indent the line to
> the appropriate level, i.e. add or remove tabs/spaces as needed to
> make the indentation consistent with the previous line. If you want to
> do the same thing with vim, add the following to your ~/.vimrc :
>> imap <tab> <esc>==i
>> This works as follows:
>> imap: map the following key to the following action in insert mode
> <tab>,<esc>: the literal key codes, where <esc> in this case will exit
> insert mode.
> ==: auto indent the current line
> i: enter insert mode
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