Quick Tip: Ensuring proper indentation in vim

Quick tip: You can add vim configuration options in source code comments, and vim will load them when it loads the file. For instance, I tend to put
// vim: et ts=4
at the top of my source files, to ensure that tabs are always expanded to four spaces.

3 Responses to “Quick Tip: Ensuring proper indentation in vim”

  1. Simen Says:

    It’s also very useful to add sw=4 to ensure shifting is also moved by 4. Ex. for indentation modifiers “<>” and the autoindent “g=”.

  2. Anders Schau Knatten Says:

    Thanks Simen, and congratulations on the very first post! :)

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