I use very little Vim editor to develop, but when I have my PHP code in black and white is not very practical.
Under Debian the configuration of vim is in /etc/vim/ vimrc
Looking at the contents of the file we see that we can extend the configuration in the file /etc/vim/vimrc.local
If the file does not exist, it must be created and copy/paste this code inside.
if v:lang =~ "utf8$" || v:lang =~ "UTF-8$" set fileencodings=utf-8,latin1 endif set nocompatible " Use Vim defaults (much better!) set bs=indent,eol,start " allow backspacing over everything in insert mode "set ai " always set autoindenting on "set backup " keep a backup file set viminfo='20,\"50 " read/write a .viminfo file, don't store more " than 50 lines of registers set history=50 " keep 50 lines of command line history set ruler " show the cursor position all the time " Only do this part when compiled with support for autocommands if has("autocmd") augroup redhat " In text files, always limit the width of text to 78 characters autocmd BufRead *.txt set tw=78 " When editing a file, always jump to the last cursor position autocmd BufReadPost * \ if line("'\"") > 0 && line ("'\"") <= line("$") | \ exe "normal! g'\"" | \ endif augroup END endif if has("cscope") && filereadable("/usr/bin/cscope") set csprg=/usr/bin/cscope set csto=0 set cst set nocsverb " add any database in current directory if filereadable("cscope.out") cs add cscope.out " else add database pointed to by environment elseif $CSCOPE_DB != "" cs add $CSCOPE_DB endif set csverb endif " Switch syntax highlighting on, when the terminal has colors " Also switch on highlighting the last used search pattern. if &t_Co > 2 || has("gui_running") syntax on set hlsearch endif if &term=="xterm" set t_Co=8 set t_Sb=^[[4%dm set t_Sf=^[[3%dm endif
And now, you just have to edit a php file with Vim to see the difference.
I do not have the history of this code and can not credit its author, I will update the article if I find the source.