Vim Options is a graphical tool to edit Vim options inside a file like ".vimrc". Options are defined using "set" command of the Vim script language. Each option can be added, removed, modified using a dedicated user interface. Option "Help" button shows the documentation of a particular option.

Vim is a well-known text editor. It's highly configurable and even supports a scripting language that can be used to tweak editor behaviour, write macros, script and plugins. The main configuration script file is usually placed at "$HOME/.vimrc". This vim config file has some options tweaking as well as some globally useful functions and key mappings.

All the vim settings in the application are grouped in categories according to the official documentation. You can see all the settings, or filter only your own Vim config settings, as well as filter by a custom search criteria that matches Vim option names and descriptions. If you want to adjust your Vim config file, the app will generate a dedicated section with customised variables keeping your existing configuration.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Fixed bugs:
* Fixed opening and saving hidden ".vimrc" files.
* Fixed a crash when closing windows.
* Fixed preserving existing configuration code when opening a file for the first time.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating
1 Rating
Albioner ,

Does not read my existing .vimrc file

This might be useful for creating a new .vimrc file from scratch. But it failed to read my existing (working) .vimrc file.

Possibly a good way to get a comprehensive overview of possible settings.

Only contact options the developer provides are Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ok, just a dollar, but still needs work.

richardsugg ,

Ok for figuring out options, but not awesome

It hung up on Mavericks trying to parse an existing config that only had the line “set nocompatible” in it, though it was able to open an options file that it had written out itself.

It does have a helpful search bar so you can, for example, search for “status” and see the option for setting the status line. You’ll still have to know what to put in, but there’s a helpful “?” that takes you right to the documentation for that option. Other settings that have discrete options have a drop down, which is nice.

Would be nice if it would read in my existing vimrc, but it’s still not bad.


Daniel Lazarenko
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