How to Set Up Autoindentation in Vim for Python?

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To set up autoindentation in Vim for Python, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Open your Python file in Vim.
  2. Enter command mode by pressing the Esc key.
  3. Type the following command: :set autoindent.
  4. Press Enter to execute the command. This will enable autoindentation.
  5. Type the following command: :set smartindent.
  6. Press Enter to execute the command. This will enable smart indentation, which will automatically adjust the indentation level based on the context of the code.
  7. Type the following command: :set tabstop=4.
  8. Press Enter to execute the command. This will set the tabstop value to 4 spaces, which is the recommended value for Python code.
  9. Type the following command: :set shiftwidth=4.
  10. Press Enter to execute the command. This will set the shiftwidth value to 4 spaces, which is also the recommended value for Python code.
  11. Save the changes to your file by typing :w and pressing Enter.

With these settings in place, Vim will automatically indent your Python code as you type, making it easier to read and understand.

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