Information Technology Grimoire

Version .0.0.1

IT Notes from various projects because I forget, and hopefully they help you too.


Stupid Mouse Click

echo "set mouse-=a" >> ~/.vimrc

Forgot to open as Sudo?

If you’ve opened vim, but forgot to sudo and now can’t save the file, you can do it from inside of vim

:w !sudo tee %


:w !sudo tee % > /dev/null

Color Syntax

If you are working in VIM and want syntax highlighting enabled or disabled you simply type:

:syntax on


:syntax off

This can be set as default on or off in your ~/.vimrc config file.

What does Syntax Highlighting Look Like?

Here is a side by side comparison of bash script highlighting:

VIM Syntax Help

If you want the actual 5,432 page manual that defines where the syntax files are, how to fidget with them, etc, you can always look at the docs:

:help syntax