I recent created a .vimrc file in my home directory because in addition to syntax highlighting and auto indention I also wanted my tabs to be four columns wide and to be tabs and not spaces but now that I have my file setup I am unable to use backspace to remove a newline. When I start backspacing a line the cursor stops at the beginning of the line and will not delete the line move to the end of the line above. Any ideas?
" All system-wide defaults are set in $VIMRUNTIME/debian.vim and sourced by " the call to :runtime you can find below. If you wish to change any of those " settings, you should do it in this file (/etc/vim/vimrc), since debian.vim " will be overwritten everytime an upgrade of the vim packages is performed. " It is recommended to make changes after sourcing debian.vim since it alters " the value of the 'compatible' option. " This line should not be removed as it ensures that various options are " properly set to work with the Vim-related packages available in Debian. runtime! debian.vim " Uncomment the next line to make Vim more Vi-compatible " NOTE: debian.vim sets 'nocompatible'. Setting 'compatible' changes numerous " options, so any other options should be set AFTER setting 'compatible'. "set compatible " Vim5 and later versions support syntax highlighting. Uncommenting the next " line enables syntax highlighting by default. if has("syntax") syntax on endif " If using a dark background within the editing area and syntax highlighting " turn on this option as well set background=dark " Uncomment the following to have Vim jump to the last position when " reopening a file if has("autocmd") au BufReadPost * if line("'\"") > 1 && line("'\"") <= line("$") | exe "normal! g'\"" | endif endif " Uncomment the following to have Vim load indentation rules and plugins " according to the detected filetype. if has("autocmd") filetype plugin indent on endif " 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) set ruler set shiftwidth=4 set tabstop=4 set hlsearch set backspace=indent,start set noexpandtab " Source a global configuration file if available if filereadable("/etc/vim/vimrc.local") source /etc/vim/vimrc.local A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A endif