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Getting started with vim!!

Hello everyone, So about 3 months ago, i heard about vim and was curious to find what it can do. I started taking python classes here at treehouse about a year ago and started working with IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) right after i was done with the classes. I looked around for some free/great IDEs and found that Pycharm was a match made in heaven. But after working with pycharm for the past 6 months, i wanted to increase my productivity. I looked around then found about vim. a searched around for some classes to begin with vim and mastering vim. After that i wanted to configure vim and tune it to my liking. So after lots of research, here come my vimrc file that i was working on. Its definitely not perfect for all of the people, but its a great place to get started from and its better than where i started. As stated above, Im a python programmer so this vimrc file is modeled for python development. There might be somethigs that you want to install for this to work flawlessly, like pathegon (https://github.com/tpope/vim-pathogen), vim-airline (https://github.com/vim-airline/vim-airline), and vundle vim (https://github.com/VundleVim/Vundle.vim).

Sooo with all of that talk, here's my vimrc file ;) :

syntax on
syntax enable
set number
set showcmd
set shiftwidth=4
set tabstop=4
set showmatch
set background=dark
set nocompatible
set laststatus=2
set ignorecase
set hlsearch
set incsearch
set smarttab
set splitright
filetype plugin indent on
execute pathogen#infect()
filetype off
call vundle#begin()
Plugin 'gmarik/Vundle.vim'

call vundle#end()
call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')

call plug#end()
let python_highlight_all = 1
au FileType python syn keyword pythonDecorator True None False self

au BufNewFile,BufRead *.jinja set syntax=htmljinja
au BufNewFile,BufRead *.mako set ft=mako

au FileType python map <buffer> F :set foldmethod=indent<cr>

au FileType python inoremap <buffer> $r return 
au FileType python inoremap <buffer> $i import 
au FileType python inoremap <buffer> $p print 
au FileType python inoremap <buffer> $f #--- <esc>a
au FileType python map <buffer> <leader>1 /class 
au FileType python map <buffer> <leader>2 /def 
au FileType python map <buffer> <leader>C ?class 
au FileType python map <buffer> <leader>D ?def 
au FileType python set cindent
au FileType python set cinkeys-=0#
au FileType python set indentkeys-=0#

" This line enables Fast saving
nmap <leader>w :w!<cr>
" This line od code will sudo save a file (Most likely won't work for windows )
" " :W sudo saves the file 
" " (useful for handling the permission-denied error)
command W w !sudo tee % > /dev/null

If you have any problem/questions please please post them.

Best of luck, Ammar Fatihallah ?