Things to do when setting up a fresh Debian VM / server

Nov 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Linux / Freebsd

Just going to make a list of the things you need to take care of immediately after logging into the VM for the first time.  Why this shit isn’t default I don’t know

 

  • Allow pasting into VIM with the right mouse button instead of this visual mode bullshit.
    • Edit your ~/.vimrc and put this at the top “:set mouse=r”
  • Enable history auto-complete with up and down arrows.  Again why isn’t this the default?
    • Put the following lines in your ~/.inputrc:
      ## arrow up
      "\e[A":history-search-backward
      ## arrow down
      "\e[B":history-search-forward
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