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    By biggest vim annoyance: having to do “:set paste” just to be able to paste stuff in without screwing up my indents.

    So then I found this: https://github.com/ConradIrwin/vim-bracketed-paste

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      I have these three lines in my ~/.vimrc, which bind the normal Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X, and Ctrl-V to work with the clipboard as they do in other applications.

      vmap <C-c> y:call system("xclip -i -selection clipboard", getreg("\""))<CR>:call system("xclip -i", getreg("\""))<CR>
      vmap <C-x> d:call system("xclip -i -selection clipboard", getreg("\""))<CR>:call system("xclip -i", getreg("\""))<CR>
      nmap <C-v> :call setreg("\"",system("xclip -o -selection clipboard"))<CR>p

      Ctrl-V pastes text directly, bypassing any auto-formatting.

      Note that this relies on xclip being installed.

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      I’m a big fan of Practical Vim from Prag Prog, has a lot of tips like these and more: https://pragprog.com/book/dnvim/practical-vim

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        My vim annoyance is that it’s not emacs. (Trollface)

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          my vim annoyance is that its non nvi

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          I think the best tip in there is set backupdir=~/.vim/backup

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            My gripe is that directory can use // to mangle the full path for the swapfile name and store it somewhere else, but for backupdir this is not implemented (and I edit a lot of files with the same basename…).

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              That is a good point, I am actually going to put in a bug against neovim, maybe they can fix that – it should cause any harm and has an large upside.

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                *should not – and it was already there but seems to have fallen into a weird state: https://github.com/neovim/neovim/issues/2501 – I might poke at it.