" Enable syntax highlighting
-filetype plugin indent on
" If using a dark background within the editing area and syntax
" highlighting turn on this option as well
-" Enable mouse usage (all modes) in terminals
+ " Uncomment the following to have Vim jump to the last position when
+ au BufReadPost * if line("'\"") > 1 && line("'\"") <= line("$") | exe "normal! g'\"" | endif
+ " Uncomment the following to have Vim load indentation rules and plugins
+ " according to the detected filetype.
+ filetype plugin indent on
set tabstop=4 " Tabs = 4 spaces
set shiftwidth=4 " Indent/outdent 4 spaces
-set incsearch " Do incremental searching
-set showmatch " Show matching brackets
+" The following are commented out as they cause vim to behave a lot
+" differently from regular Vi. They are highly recommended though.
+set showcmd " Show (partial) command in status line.
+set showmatch " Show matching brackets.
+set ignorecase " Do case insensitive matching
+set smartcase " Do smart case matching
+set incsearch " Incremental search
+set autowrite " Automatically save before commands like :next and :make
+set hidden " Hide buffers when they are abandoned
+set mouse=a " Enable mouse usage (all modes)