July 27th 2011

My Vim Setup on Windows

I have been slowing teaching myself how to use vi/vim for quite some time now. I have been using a Visual Studio plugin called ViEmu and I have also been using MacVim some on my Mac. A few days ago I decided to also install gVim and use it on windows in situations where I don’t need the overhead of Visual Studio.

I am using this post to document how I setup gVim for use on my windows machine. Below are the settings I have added to the _vimrc file:

Here is the documentation on where they came from:


Tabs and Spaces

Line Endings

Color Scheme

No backup

Line Numbers