Vim highlights for editing code
This is my .vimrc . It's inspired by some rules given to me by Bernhard Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Tab characters are marked as blue '>';
- Tab spaces (ie, the filler between the tab character and the first non-whitespace character) are marked as blue '.';
- Characters between positions 78 and 80 are highlighted in magenta;
- Characters in position 80 and later are highlighted in red;
- Trailing whitespace is marked as a blue 'C'.
This helps find and fix whitespace, indenting and code width issues when hacking on BSD code.
" LCD-friendly! :set bg=dark " Do general syntax highlighting :syntax enable " Highlight tab characters as >. (with . being tab spaces) " Highlight extra spaces (ie, before the end of line) with "C" :set list :set listchars=tab:>.,trail:C :highlight NearLength ctermbg=magenta ctermfg=white guibg=#592959 :highlight OverLength ctermbg=red ctermfg=white guibg=#592929 " Match characters after position 78; set highlight to be magenta " Second match characters after position 80; set highlight to be red :match NearLength /\%78v.\+/ :2match OverLength /\%81v.\+/ " Enable auto-indenting :set ai