For those of you who work on a lot of unfamiliar servers, you probably use vim a good bit. It can be useful to have a simple, small .vimrc file that you can just copy to wherever to set some sane defaults.
Here's the one I use for that. It fixes indenting, syntax highlighting, and a couple other small things, and that's it.
set backspace=2 " backspace in insert mode works like normal editor set shiftwidth=2 " indent by 2 spaces when auto-indenting set softtabstop=2 " indent by 2 spaces when hitting tab syntax on " syntax highlighting filetype indent on " activates indenting for files set autoindent " auto indenting set number " line numbers colorscheme desert " colorscheme desert set nobackup " get rid of anoying ~file