Dennis Zheleznyak

Dennis Zheleznyak

DevOps Engineer bigpanda

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Terraform and Vim

Personally, I use Vim regularly instead of modern IDEs. I Love it !

I wanted to share a plugin that I use daily: vim-terraform. Other than highlighting it provides auto formatting(indenting) of your code instead of running fmt manually.

I use Vundle as a Vim Plugin Manager, I’ll show how to install it and the plugin itself.

First, install the plugin manager:

git clone ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim

Add the following block to ~/.vimrc (this will configure Vim to use Vundle and install vim-terraform):

set nocompatible              " be iMproved, required
filetype off                  " required

" set the runtime path to include Vundle and initialize
set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim
call vundle#begin()
" alternatively, pass a path where Vundle should install plugins
"call vundle#begin('~/some/path/here')

" let Vundle manage Vundle, required
Plugin 'VundleVim/Vundle.vim'

" extra plugins go here
Plugin 'hashivim/vim-terraform'

call vundle#end()            " required
filetype plugin indent on    " required

In addition, add the following block to ~/.vimrc:

" ## Add Terraform Configurations ##
let g:terraform_align=1
let g:terraform_fmt_on_save=1

Open Vim and run:


Now, as soon as you edit .tf and save them with :w, Vim will automatically format your file.