View Full Version : Vim not formatting code

December 6th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Hi there,

I'm on Ubuntu Maverick and just installed vim(7.2.330) via the repos.
I've also installed cream via the repos.

Launching vim via terminal I opened an html file.
I put in ESCgg=G. I've also tried ESCggVG=. On my windows machine these commands format the html nicely but is not working here on my linux. Any suggestions?

Btw if I use cream then the formatting works fine. But obviously I'd prefer to have this work in vim itself.


December 6th, 2010, 06:25 PM
you need to tell vim to load indent expressions based on the type of file being edited.

filetype indent on

to your .vimrc, restart vim, and it should then work.

December 6th, 2010, 07:03 PM
That was quick and easy. Thanks a lot DaithiF.