:best of Vim

Showcasing the top Vim plugins, tips and tricks.

What is Vim?

Vim is a text editor for programmers, power users & command-line junkies.

What is :best of Vim?

:best of Vim showcases the best plugins, extensions & tips for making the most of Vim.

It was built for NoVIMber 2011.

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Better Commit Messages

Spellchecking's disabled by default in Vim, and that's sensible. If you're mostly using Vim for coding, spelling checking doesn't tend to play nicely. But it's worth enabling for commit messages. Add one or more of these to your .vimrc:

" Git commits.
autocmd FileType gitcommit setlocal spell

" Subversion commits.
autocmd FileType svn       setlocal spell

" Mercurial commits.
autocmd FileType asciidoc  setlocal spell

And never commit another typo again...