:best of Vim

Showcasing the top Vim plugins, tips and tricks.

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

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

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Pathogen

Pathogen is an improved plugin manager for Vim. It lets you install plugins in their own segregated directory under .vim/bundle/<newplugin>, keeping each plugin separate from the others, and making it easy to uninstall/reinstall later.

A Fast Guide

To install Pathogen, save this file to ~/.vim/autoload/.

Then add this to your ~/.vimrc:

" Add this line.
call pathogen#infect()

" You probably already have these lines. Add them if not:
syntax on
filetype plugin indent on

That's it. Now just download the plugin you want to install to ~/.vim/bundle/<new plugin>.

Note

Not every Vim plugin is Pathogen-compatible. But most are, and every plugin featured on Best of Vim certainly is.

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