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Edit a remote file in Vim with sudo when ssh root login is disabled

I am trying to determine a way to edit remote files in Vim that require sudo, but still use my local vim config and plugins. Currently I can open vim and :e scp://me@server//some/root/file and make ...
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SSHFS LOOKUP() errors

I'm newer in using sshfs. I realize that when I edit a file in sshfs mount point, the save command is very slow. I did put the debug option "-o debug", and this erros are showed at save command: ...
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CentOS-Like configuration of Vim on Ubuntu

Whenever I use a CentOS System, there's always a pleasant configuration of vim which mainly does the following: Remembering position of closed files Colour mode (!!!) Bash has colours There's lots ...
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How to prevent users from renaming files while providing write permissions on Linux [closed]

For some special purpose, I want to prevent non-root users of the Linux Server from changing/renaming the filenames. However, they can modify and write to the contents of the file. How to do this from ...
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Creating a global Vim configuration, including separate configuration files for plugins?

I use Arch Linux (ARM, but irrelevant) on a server machine, and I want to create a global configuration for Vim, based on my current personal configuration. I have already moved my ~/.vimrc to ...
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Nerdtree, Rake 'require' cannot load file error

Gents, When trying to install NERDTree, I get the following error, suggestions? Running from an AWS Amazon linux ami: drwxrwxr-x 2 ec2-user ec2-user 4096 Apr 2 10:33 autoload drwxrwxr-x 2 ...
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Puppet and Vim fighting over Ruby version

I have installed puppet 3.0.1 from the .dmg from puppetlabs. If I remove ruby 1.9.3, puppet works, but other things like my vim install (dependant plugins) do not. According to ...
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Vim SCP parameter with private public key pair

Currently, I am trying to edit a file on a remote server using Vim's built-in netrw plugin. I can SSH fine into my Amazon EC2 server using a command like this: ssh -i <keyfile> ...
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Why can't I change the mode of /proc/sys/kernel/pty/max even when I am root?

Since pty is limited, I want to modify the content of /proc/sys/kernel/pty/max. The original value in max is 4096, and now I want to modify it to 10000. [root@home pty]# pwd /proc/sys/kernel/pty ...
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Vim Doesn't Source All Commands In auto-command Group

I have a vim auto-command group that looks like this: augroup filetypedetect_wiki au! au! FileType vimwiki iabbrev cfo %% TODO {{{1<esc>hhhhhhhhveh au! FileType vimwiki iabbrev cfc ...
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How do I detect and possibly change the encryption algorithm used by Vim's “encrypt” mode? [closed]

I'd like to start using "vim -X" to store encrypted text files. This is a nice introduction on how to do it: ...
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Setting a default vim filetype for syntax highlighting

How do I tell vim to automatically use a particular filetype (usually for syntax highlighting) when none is detected?
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How to set vim filetype when editing nginx config files

When I open vim for a file like /etc/nginx/sites-available/default, syntax highlighting works fine. But then if I create my own file /etc/nginx/sites-available/myapp, vim does not highlight its ...
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strftime returning time for wrong timezone

I'm trying to get "dts" to echo the current local time in vim (cygwin under Windows 7) byt the output is GMT+1 instead of the localtime (GMT-7). My abbreviation works fine on other machines, but I ...
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I need a popup help file for Vim [closed]

Is there some kind of plugin or mode that can be used to display some help for commands? I am increasingly finding nano inadequate. I want to be come a hardcore Vim and Emacs user.
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disabling specific byobu/screen keybindings that conflict with vim keybindings

ctrl + a under byobu has either emacs mode or screen mode. However, I need keybindings like ctrl + a for vim's "increment value" method. How would I prevent byobu/screen from blocking certain keyboard ...
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Split large sql file by location of string OR start sql from last fail

I have a 15GB sql file which is a backup of a database. The problem I have is that half way through it, it failed. Luckily, I know which table to pick up from. Is there a way I can split this SQL ...
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vim create one's own syntax configuration file [closed]

I'm trying to create my own syntax configuration file for vim. I have then created a ~/.vim/filetype.vim file with the following content: augroup filetypedetect autocmd BufNewFile,BufRead ...
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Linode Lish Shell Vim and Nano rendering troubles: lines not appearing / cursor positions wrong

I'm using a linode VPS and I just cloned one of my servers to my development server as I've done many times before. As usual SSH is inaccessible until /etc/network/interfaces is correctly updated. I ...
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Automate user quotas for edquota to bypass vim [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Setting up disk quota on ubuntu for multiple users When assigning user quotas, one has to use edquota. However, this brings up the vim editor. Is there any way to bypass ...
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How do I enable characters like [Æ, Ø, Å] in PuTTY/Debian?

I'm using VIM through PuTTY to work on my development server, but it gets rather difficult when I have to work on files containing characters like those mentioned in the title. Not only does it make ...
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How to enable color in Vim over SSH?

I have two remote servers: Server 1: Linux 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5PAE i686 / VIM - Vi IMproved - version 7.0.237 Server 2: Linux 2.6.18-338.19.1.el5.lve0.8.36 x86_64 / VIM - Vi IMproved version 7.0.237 ...
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Vim and Solaris Express 11 - Unable to Backspace

I've just installed Solaris 11 Express, and I can't for the life of me work out how to get vim to backspace correctly. The backspace key works fine at the normal console. However, under vim, it ...
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vim uses /tmp for shell functions

When vim uses the shell given a colon !command, it does so through the /tmp filesystem. How do you force vim to use ~/.vim/tmp/ instead? It also uses /tmp for help files when zcat is required to read ...
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256 Color Issue when using GNU Screen inside GNU Screen

When I have a SSH session in GNU Screen to another machine on which I'm also using GNU Screen, 256 colors don't seem to work. The $TERM is still set correctly. However, if I run Vim, the theme does ...
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Some copied files have additional blank lines

In the process of comparing files between 2 versions of an application i've noticed that a number of files seem to have gained additional blank lines throughout the file. These files were never ...
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How paste text from firefox to GVIM on ubuntu11?

I found that I can not paste text to GVIM from firefox or other editor, anyone can tell me how to set my GVIM(GNOME) on Ubuntu11 ?
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How to tell Vim to extend the background color to the whole screen?

I have an issue with the Vim color schemes: The background color does not fill the whole screen. For example, in the "blue" color scheme the whole screen should turn blue. Instead, the blue background ...
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What language for starting on Linux?

I am about to begin a 4-year information security degree at Purdue. The degree does not call for any programming courses. So the only time I will be able to take one is the occasional elective. So ...
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Command output in vi editor

I open a text file using vi editor in linux and want to insert date command output without exiting vi editor. What is the trick? Thanks
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Lighttpd broken when serving from Virtualbox shared folder

I've got a lighttpd web server set up on a Debian 6 guest in Virtualbox 4. I've got the www directory in a virtualbox shared folder, so that I can develop a website in the Windows host. My problem is ...
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Some keys not working under screen in vim

When using vim under screen, some keys are not working. Namely, Pressing Alt-Left produces '3D' and Alt-Right produces '3C' Also, pressing Up/Down when scrolling list of files in Command-T plugin ...
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Telnet hangs with vim [closed]

I'm starting to use telnet for remote access and control of others windows pc. The problem that I'm facing is that when i start the VIM program the telnet session hangs and it doesn't respond to any ...
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Vim how to change the cursor from char block to pre pipe/line

Not sure what the terminology is for it but on Vim the 'cursor' is always like an insert/replace cursor instead of the blinking line cursor I'm used to in other gui editors. Is there any way to change ...
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Remote editing with diff / patch?

I do most of my work in vim. I much prefer to edit files using vim locally rather than sshing into a server and running vim there, for many reasons, one of the most important being UI responsiveness ...
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When using vim with screen the keys ctrl + right and ctrl + left don't work

In the last days i became very addicted of using the combination terminator (in full screen) + screen + vim. But i'm having problems with the ctrl + right and ctrl + left key mappings, they are ...
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Editing root-writable files with only sudo rights

Our sysadmins login to boxes using unprivileged accounts with sudo rights. I often, out of habit, open files in vim instead of sudoedit. I do not want to get into the habit of using sudoedit. My ...
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Save buffer on exit from insert mode in Vim

Is there any way to map <Esc> key to save buffer after exit from insert mode?
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VIM Color Scheme issue(s)

My Problem is that I am having trouble installing and using a new color scheme for VIM 7.2. Here's what I'm doing to install the new color scheme: I navigate to the terminal on my local machine: ...
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Scrolling? ~ Vim ex mode

Feel free to point me to the appropriate documentation for this. When in ex mode ( Q ) and entering numerous commands, the file scrolls up to where you can't see what you're working on. Are there ...
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How to I use Vim's increment (Control-a) when in a screen session?

Is there a way to re-map Control-a in screen to Alt-a or something else, so I can use Control-A in Vim normally (increments the number under the cursor)?
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How to find malformed - corrupted - dos - BOMByte Files in Linux

I've several problems maintaining large production servers, in which some developers drop files from Windows environments, sometime with BOM-bytes (We use UTF8, and no need for that), causing lots of ...
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How to disable ctrl-v in Vim?

In /etc/vimrc, how do I disable the ctrl-v feature. I.e, disable visual block
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Using ex in init scripts

I'm using ex to modify configuration files from an /etc/init.d/CONFIG script. I'm using debian squeeze (updated yesterday) My problem is: It's impossible to start ex / vi in init scripts with the vi ...
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Vim Pattern replace

<created> pat@c.com </created> I want to replace the above with but the username may vary i.e,pat@c.com ,harry@c.com... <created> tom@c.com </created> What is ...
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Languages in vim editor

How to insert copy-paste a hindi language word from web pages to vim editor.When i do it now it says "..... . ....." What is the settings that has to be changed in vim editor to do this Thanks..
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Vim - Trigger action\script on save\write?

This might be better for super user, but I figure as a tool of the trade it might be a better topic for here. I find often when editing in vim that I exit out, run some script that I am testing, and ...
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Is linux VI editor different from vim editor

I want to use one editor which is available across all the system. Someone told me VIM is best and i tried on ubuntu and VIM was not there but vi is there. SO which one should i use
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Most elegant way of ssh copying a file to a remote host, then executing it

I find myself performing this REPL-like action quite often: vim foo.sh scp foo.sh host:/tmp/foo.sh ssh host /tmp/foo.sh # realizing it wasn't quite right vim foo.sh scp foo.sh host:/tmp/foo.sh ssh ...
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Vim: How can I :cd to an sftp directory?

I'm currently an emacs user, but thought I would come back and take another look at Vim for fun. My client machine is Ubuntu, and I frequently work on other ubuntu servers within my network, emacs ...