Monday, April 9, 2012

"The Vim Configuration Roadmap" at SLUUG this Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30pm

Befuddled by the horde of files that make up a tricked-out Vim configuration? Well, you'll be fuddled no more after you attend the presentation at this month's SLUUG meeting. Here are the details:

The Vim Configuration Roadmap
by Bill Odom

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 - 6:30pm
SLUUG St. Louis Unix Users Group
http://www.sluug.org/

Graybar Electric Co, Inc.
11885 Lackland Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63146

Vim is renowned for its configurability. Nearly every aspect of its behavior can be tweaked or enhanced, and new features can be added with plugins. Unfortunately, it can be tough to know exactly where to *do* all this configuring -- it's not always as easy as tossing a couple of new settings in your .vimrc. Navigating the plethora of places where customizations might be squirreled away can challenge even the most experienced Vim user.

This talk is the guide to what goes where. We'll cover the purpose of the different vimrc files (yes, there's more than one -- there's even more than two), the various plugin types (and how to force them to behave), autocommands (and the dozens of places to put them), the super-handy "after" directories, and (since this is Vim) even more. We'll even briefly touch on managing this whole mess with tools like git, vundle, and pathogen.

See you there!

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