Today I Learned

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Re-mark a Word as Bad

Vim's spell checking feature is pretty great. I use it as a default for .md and .rdoc files on my machine.

Sometimes it incorrectly marks technical words like 'ExUnit' as bad (misspelled). To fix this, I type zg over the word in normal mode, which adds it to a list of white-listed words that are no longer considered bad.

The opposite of that command is zw, which comments out the line in the dictionary file. Run :runtime spell/cleanadd.vim to clean up those comments.

Every developer at Hashrocket is a Vim expert. Check out our development environment, Dotmatrix, and if you are in Chicago, come to the monthly Vim Chi Meetup hosted at our Chicago office.