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Status line to display more information

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created January 12, 2007 · complexity basic · author Vijayandra Singh · version 5.7

Paste the following in your vimrc to display more information in the status line: line number, hex value under cursor, total lines, %position in file.

set statusline=%<%f\ %h%m%r%=%-20.(line=%l,col=%c%V,totlin=%L%)\%h%m%r%=%-40(,bytval=0x%B,%n%Y%)\%P


set statusline=%<%f%<%{FileTime()}%<%h%m%r%=%-20.(line=%03l,col=%02c%V,totlin=%L%)\%h%m%r%=%-30(,BfNm=%n%Y%)\%P\*%=%{CurTime()}
set rulerformat=%15(%c%V\ %p%%%)
"set rulerformat=%<%f%<%{FileTime()}%<%h%m%r%=%-20.(line=%03l,col=%02c%V,totlin=%L%)\%h%m%r%=%-30(,BfNm=%n%Y%)\%P\*%=%{CurTime()}

fun! FileTime()
  let ext=tolower(expand("%:e"))
  let fname=tolower(expand('%<'))
  let filename=fname . '.' . ext
  let msg=""
  let msg=msg." ".strftime("(Modified %b,%d %y %H:%M:%S)",getftime(filename))
  return msg

fun! CurTime()
  let ftime=""
  let ftime=ftime." ".strftime("%b,%d %y %H:%M:%S")
  return ftime

slr.vim script#1501 is useful too. It allows the setting of multiple status lines and provides macros to switch between them.

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