:best of Vim

Showcasing the top Vim plugins, tips and tricks.

What is Vim?

Vim is a text editor for programmers, power users & command-line junkies.

What is :best of Vim?

:best of Vim showcases the best plugins, extensions & tips for making the most of Vim.

It was built for NoVIMber 2011.

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BufExplorer

BufExplorer is a buffer browser. Essentially it's :buffers on steroids. It lets you easily see, step through & choose any of the files or buffers that you've had open in this Vim session, like so:

" Press <F1> for Help
" Sorted by mru | Locate buffer | Absolute Split path
"=
  1 %a    TODO      /some/where/          line 42
  2 #h    .vimrc    /Users/me             line 3 
  2  h    [No Name] /Users/me/Desktop     line 1

Along with NERDTree & Pathogen, BufExplorer is a feature you can imagine being built-in to Vim 8. Not new functionality, but a big improvement on what's already there.

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