My new basic .vimrc

I decided to improve my Vim situation a bit from disabling most everything to a basic .vimrc I stole from someone online and modified slightly.

set nocompatible
syntax on
set modelines=0
set ruler
set encoding=utf-8
set wrap

set tabstop=2
set shiftwidth=2
set softtabstop=2
set autoindent
set copyindent
set expandtab
set noshiftround

set hlsearch
set incsearch
set showmatch
set smartcase

set hidden
set ttyfast
set laststatus=2

set showcmd
set background=dark

" from ThePrimeagen
nnoremap <C-d> <C-d>zz
nnoremap <C-u> <C-u>zz

set colorcolumn=80
set relativenumber

With that done, I had a few more questions.

Q: How do I stop search highlight when I am done searching?
A: :nohls

Q: How (outside vim) do I check number of columns of my terminal?
A: $tput cols

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