2.2.2 Vim mode

For VIM, a ‘vimrc’ is supplied, along with syntax coloring tools. A Vim mode for entering music and running LilyPond is contained in the source archive in $VIM directory.

The LilyPond file type is detected if the file ‘~/.vim/filetype.vim’ has the following content

if exists("did_load_filetypes")
augroup filetypedetect
  au! BufNewFile,BufRead *.ly           setf lilypond
augroup END

Please include this path by appending the following line to your ‘~/.vimrc

set runtimepath+=/usr/local/share/lilypond/${LILYPOND_VERSION}/vim/

where ${LILYPOND_VERSION} is your LilyPond version. If LilyPond was not installed in ‘/usr/local/’, then change this path accordingly.

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