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Use this page to discuss script 974 python: alternative indentation script for Python

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It seems something wrong with the script installation. The script page says

Drop the script in your ~/.vim/indent directory.

When I did that, no Python indent when I use Vim. The correct step is:

#cp python.vim /usr/share/vim/vim73/plugin/python.vim

the vim73 directory is your Vim version.

No, this is wrong. If you copy it to your plugin directory, you will get python indent for all file types, until some other filetype indent script overrides it.
The installation instructions are probably correct, but they assume you already have your Vim set up to read filetype-specific indent files. To do this, place the line "filetype indent plugin on" in your vimrc. See:
--Fritzophrenic 15:50, July 7, 2011 (UTC)


The suggestion is the Python auto finished script when using Vim.

The step is:

1. $wget
2. $mv download_file_name pydicton-0.5.tar.gz
3. $tar xvf pydicton-0.5.tar.gz
4. $mkdir ~/.vim/tools
5. $cp pydicton-0.5/pydiction ~/.vim/tools

We can use Ctrl+N to get the prompt of python.


As a user, I am deeply confused. Do the author of the script suggest doing this



  1. cp python.vim /usr/share/vim/vim73/plugin/python.vim

Which one is wrong?

I would like to use the script to let vim do autoident for me with 1 tab which is 4 spaces. However, it keeps doing 2 tabs for me.

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