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vim re-edit as root

I often open a file in vim, make some changes and when it's time to save the file is read-only.. (owned by another user). I'm looking for tips on how I could re-open the file as root and keep my ...
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How to tell if I'm in MacVim in .vimrc

In my .vimrc, I want to check if I'm in MacVim vs. regular vim so I can optionally set some MacVim-specific settings, which should not be applied to regular vim. How do I do this?
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How do I keep 10 lines visible when scrolling up to EOF with CRTL-F?

I am used to using vi, not vim. What I find annoying in vim is that when you are scrolling with CTRL-F and reach EOF, vim scrolls down to the very last line and put this line on the top of your ...
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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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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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Use local dotfiles on remote session

I have a few servers that I have personal accounts on, I have created an SVN repository to contain my home directory so that I can manage my dotfiles across these servers, which I'm finding works very ...
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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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Vim Configuration for Server-Side Editing

I always use Vim on our servers (mostly Ubuntu based) and I always lack a good configuration that suits vim over SSH without too much frills. I'd like to gather as much as possible configuration ...
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Change background color of vi/vim [closed]

I don't have access to the vimrc (no write access that is) So far I have been using colorscheme desert to be able to read comments. But i'm getting tired of it any workaround or do I have to ...
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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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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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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 ...