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My personal "Text Triumvirate" configuration as defined in this Dr.Bunsen article.

It consists out of:

  • A .vimrc with all required Pathogen modules.
  • A .zshrc for use with oh-my-zsh.
  • A .tmux.conf for use with tmux

The entire setup is primarily meant for use with Mac OS X, but is set up to be generic, so it might benefit others as well.

An install script that generates the required symlinks and binaries is provided for linux based systems. (Which may or may not work in your situation.)


  • You have zsh installed
  • You have tmux installed (2.1+ or you will have issues with the supplied .tmux.conf )
  • You have vim installed and compiled with ruby and python support
  • You have ruby, ruby-devel, python and python-pip installed
  • You have powerline installed from either Git or pip. (See: )
  • Exuberant Ctags, as TagBar will not work with GNU ctags. On OSX: brew install ctags
  • You have UTF-8 locales installed, otherwise the tmux powerline setup will fail.

For a clean CentOS7 installation, this would fix all of your prerequisites:

sudo yum install -y zsh wget vim ruby ruby-devel python ctags git
curl "" -o ""
sudo python
sudo pip install powerline-status
sudo yum install -y libevent-devel ncurses ncurses-devel
tar xzvf tmux-2.1.tar.gz
cd tmux-2.1
sudo make install
sudo localedef -c -f UTF-8 -i en_US en_US.UTF-8
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8


Installation on any Linux or OSX machine is pretty straightforward:

cd ~
git clone
cd vim-config

Then change your shell to zsh if you haven't done already and log in again.

[vagrant@puppet vim-config]$ chsh
Changing shell for vagrant.
New shell [/bin/bash]: /bin/zsh
Shell changed.
[vagrant@puppet vim-config]$ logout

Fix configuration in .zshrc and other files immediately after installation to match your situation; It's highly unlikely that your setup will work 100% OK unless your username is remco and your $PATH matches mine.

This installer will also install powerline-shell and oh-my-zsh for you if they do not already exist.

On OSX you will also need a patched font for powerline to work right. The required patched fonts are conveniently cloned along with this repository. See the font-installation manual for powerline for further instructions.


It might be the case that the Command-T vim plugin causes a segfault on your system when you use the bootstrap script. This is due to the fact that it was compiled for a different architecture than your vim. See the Command-T manual for instructions.


 First you have to check the platform Vim was built for:

  vim --version
  Compilation: gcc ... -arch i386 ...

and make sure you use the correct ARCHFLAGS during compilation:

  export ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386"

It also might be the case that powerline won't work in vim, showing:

An error occured while importing the Powerline package. This could be caused by an invalid sys.path setting, or by an incompatible Python version (Powerline requires Python 2.7 or 3.3+ to work). Please consult the troubleshooting section in the documentation for possible solutions.

In which case you'll have to run:

pip install --user -U git+git://


The entire setup is based on Michiel Roos' configuration. You can say thanks at @TuurlijkNiet

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