Formatting PHP Code within Vim


I'm currently using Vim as a lightweight IDE. I have NERDTree, bufexplorer, supertab, and ctags plugins which do almost everything I want. Only big thing missing for me is auto code formatting.

I'm working with some messy PHP code which has inconsistent indenting and code formatting, ideally I could highlight the code I want formatted (whole files would be fine too) and run a command to tidy it.

Does anybody have a nice solution for this working in Vim?

5/13/2009 1:15:05 PM

Accepted Answer

Quick way to fix PHP indentation in vim is to visually select the lines you want to work with using shift-v, and then press equals (=) to trigger auto-formatting.

As for other formatting issues you're probably looking at employing some regex search and replaces, such as :%s/^M/\r/g (that's ctrl-V ctrl-m, not caret-M) to fix line endings

11/14/2011 5:03:35 PM

Enter normal mode in vim and then type


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