Vim Plugin for Drupal on Linux

Indentation

The following commands will indent your code the right amount, using spaces rather than tabs and automatically indent after you start. The commands should be added to a .vimrc file in your home directory (~/.vimrc), you may need to create this.
set expandtab
set tabstop=2
set shiftwidth=2
set autoindent
set smartindent

Syntax highlighting

If you enjoy syntax highlighting, it may be worth remembering that many of Drupal’s PHP files are *.module or *.inc, among others.

Vim seems to syntax highlight *.inc files properly by default but doesn’t know that some other files are PHP content. For *.module and *.install, use this snippet in .vimrc:
if has(“autocmd”)
” Drupal *.module and *.install files.
augroup module
autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.module set filetype=php
autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.install set filetype=php
autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.test set filetype=php
autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.inc set filetype=php
autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.profile set filetype=php
autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.view set filetype=php
augroup END
endif
syntax on

more can be done its all open source.. it’s upto you 🙂

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