Setting Parameters

You can adapt vim to your needs and habits by setting vim parameters. These parameters perform such functions as displaying line numbers, automatically inserting RETURNs for you, and establishing nonstandard searches.

You can set parameters in several ways. You can set them while you are using vim to establish the environment for the current editing session. Alternatively, you can set the parameters in your .profile or .login file or in a startup file that vim uses, .vimrc. When you set the parameters in any of those files, each ...

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