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Re: un-indenting doesn't work with vim

On Jul 11 14:53, Robert Latest wrote:
> Hello list,
> When writing stuff in "vim", I can't unindent without first havin to
> leave the Insert mode. In other words, I type a line, hit "enter",
> then "tab", and do the next line. When I hit enter again, the cursor
> goes onto the first position of the indented line, which is what I
> want. But if at some point I wish to un-indent by pressing backspace
> at the beginning of a new line, nothing happens. I first have to exit
> Insert mode, then use "x" to delete one tab, and then go back into
> insert mode.
> This is very annoying. On my Linux box at home, vim behaves as expected.

That's not standard behaviour in vim, rather a special setting on your
machine.  Either in your own .vimrc or in the system-wise vim config files.

The standard way to unindent is to type Ctrl-D.


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