Friday, August 15, 2008

vi / vim extra tabs during paste - solved

I've had this annoying problem with vi / vim ever since I started to use it - whenever you copy text and paste it into vi or vim, it indents each additional line with an extra tab, rendering it completely unreadable and requiring manual editing.

Luckily, I was able to find help on Google groups and the Wikia Vim pages. Solving this problem is as easy as typing in the command:
:set paste


That worked for me!

1 comment:

Vic said...

Also putting 'set paste' without the quotes in your /etc/vim/vimrc file will do the trick