Gentoo Development Guide

Configuring vim and gvim

For full whitespace, character set, syntax highlighting and indent settings for all of Gentoo's file-types in vim and gvim, emerge the app-vim/gentoo-syntax package.

Full documentation is provided with the package, and can be viewed by using vim's internal help browser (:help gentoo-syntax).

When fixing ebuilds with broken whitespace, the :retab! command may be of interest. The ! is required to replace spaces with tabs.