Vim is highly customisable, and I recommend everyone tailor their config according to their own preferences. That being said, here are some bits I think people may want to steal from my .vimrc. I tried to avoid the more common options you’d find in similar articles written by others, such as enabling line numbers, tpope’s surround plugin, or sane backspacing, and focus on the lesser-known tricks and settings.
General settings Highlight the current column Immediately find exactly where your cursor is, using set cursorcolumn.
I wrote an article on how to manage your legacy systems using modern tools and techniques on my work blog. Please check it out.