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My own Vim configurations and plugins which I used.

Primary Vim relative settings are in plugin/settings/Settings.vim file, and isolate other plugins' settings in plugin/settings directory.

It's how my Vim looks now:


and Here are some screenshots on the other platforms.


Installation and Requisites:

  1. BACKUP your .vim directory and .vimrc first.(IMPORTANT!)

  2. cd ~ to change directory to your home directory.

  3. copy files to your home directory:

    git clone git://
  4. cd to eddie-vim directory and execute the to get latest version modules:

    cd eddie-vim
  5. make a symbolic link .vim to eddie-vim that you just cloned, or just rename it to .vim also be fine:

    ln -s eddie-vim .vim
  6. link the vimrc to

    ln -s .vim/vimrc .vimrc
  7. if you're still not familiar with the movement in vim by HJKL or yanking and pasting text, I've made a easier version:

    ln -s .vim/easy-vimrc .vimrc
  8. if you use GUI version VIM, such as MacVim or GVim, you can also link to .gvimrc:

    ln -s eddie-vim/gvimrc .gvimrc
  9. if you use Powerline under Ubuntu or something which can not show the correct icons/fonts on the bottom, you can check this link, it looks pretty nice.

  10. you may need to install ack first if you use ack.vim.


change directory to ~/.vim and execute ./ script, it should do all the updates automatically.

Features and Key Mappings:

  1. Resize splited windows automatically, so that you get a bigger editing room if you're working with a smaller screen. (stole from Gary Bernhardt)

  2. Toggle between working mode and presentation mode by <leader>z, but only work in GUI version Vim. You can check here to see how it looks like. (stole from Mike Skalnik)

  3. some usually used key mappings in normal mode:

    a. <F1> to toggle a Calendar window on and off.

    b. <F2> to toggle NERDTree on and off.

    c. <F4> to toggle Taglist window.

    d. <F5> is the script runner, according to it's filetype, it will run Ruby(.rb) ,Python(.py) or Javascript(.js) file(SpiderMonkey is needed), even CoffeeScript(.coffee, but you may have to install CoffeeScript first). If the filetype is VimScript, <F5> will run :source % for you.

    e. <F7> to switch to previous tab, and <F8> to the next tab.

    f. hit <ctrl>p will launch a quick window to match keywords from your current working directory, not only file name, but also path name. And <ctrl>w u will match from your MRU(Mostly Recent Used) files, which is also frequently used.

    g. hit <leader> twice to toggle comment on and off.

    h. <tab> and <shift><tab> to increase and decrease the syntax identation.

    i. <leader>v to open .vimrc in a new tab.

    j. <leader>0 to edit or create in current working directory.

  4. Remove tailing whitespace automatically while saving.


if you can not found ctags command, just find your ctags path and replace my settings in plugin/settings/Ctags.vim file:

let Tlist_Ctags_Cmd = '/your/path/to/ctags'

and Exuberant Ctags is recommended.


Enjoy it, and if there's any question or comment, feel free to let me know :)

Eddie Kao (