Insert a tab character in vim when expand tabs is on

I have vim set-up to use spaces in place of tabs. Sometimes you need to use an actual tab e.g. editing a Makefile. Now whilst »

Updating Vim to Use Plugins From Branches

I decided the other evening that I should refresh my vim plugins to pick up any updates that have landed since the last time I updated »

vim: automatically highlight long lines

This .vimrc snippet highlights lines when you exceed 77 columns - this is especially useful if you are trying to adhere to PEP8 with Python development. »

Vim: Setting the colorscheme Doesn't Work

If you've found a fancy colorscheme for vim and you want to try it out, once you've saved the colorscheme file to ~/.vim/colors you can »

vim tip: Fix the cursor keys echoing characters in insert mode

Occasionally you'll log into a remote server and find that the cursor keys echo characters when you are in insert mode using vim. Here's how to »