Code Reformatting

When I wind up with code that is not well formatted, the = command comes in handy. This command runs applies a formatter to your motion or visual selection. So two handy sequences of commands I keep at hand are gg=G and =%. The later takes advantage of the matchit plugin which enhances % to match a broad array of open close blocks like those found in the Ruby programming language.

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Copy/Pasta Vim Style

At this point in the technology age, nothing is more powerful and necessary to anyone editing text than being able to copy and paste. Here’s how to do it Vim style:

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Jump to the next commented line

If you’ve ever needed to jump quickly to the next commented line of code, there’s a trick for that. You’ll need to add a new commands to Vim, but that’s as easy as adding a few lines to your .vimrc file. The following maps ]c to jump to the next commented line of code and [c to the previous.

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Spell Check in Vim!?

Vim can totally spell check. It even goes further than that and identifies rare and regional words, too! None of this is enabled by default, however. To enable spell check in Vim just run :set spell and suddenly all misspelled words in your current window will be highlighted (The color and highlight method will depend on your vim color scheme, mine changes the font color to dark red and underlines the word).

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