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UltiSnips - The ultimate snippet solution for Vim. Send pull requests to SirVer/ultisnips!
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UltiSnips is the ultimate solution for snippets in Vim. It has tons of features and is very fast.

GIF Demo

In this demo I am editing a python file. I first expand the #! snippet, then the class snippet. The completion menu comes from YouCompleteMe, UltiSnips also integrates with neocomplete. I can jump through placeholders and add text while the snippet inserts text in other places automatically: when I add Animal as a base class, __init__ gets updated to call the base class constructor. When I add arguments to the constructor, they automatically get assigned to instance variables. I then insert my personal snippet for print debugging. Note that I left insert mode, inserted another snippet and went back to add an additional argument to __init__ and the class snippet was still active and added another instance variable.

The official home of UltiSnips is at Please add pull requests and issues there.

Quick Start

This assumes you are using Vundle. Adapt for your plugin manager of choice. Put this into your .vimrc.

" Track the engine.
Plugin 'SirVer/ultisnips'

" Snippets are separated from the engine. Add this if you want them:
Plugin 'honza/vim-snippets'

" Trigger configuration. Do not use <tab> if you use
let g:UltiSnipsExpandTrigger="<tab>"
let g:UltiSnipsJumpForwardTrigger="<c-b>"
let g:UltiSnipsJumpBackwardTrigger="<c-z>"

" If you want :UltiSnipsEdit to split your window.
let g:UltiSnipsEditSplit="vertical"

UltiSnips comes with comprehensive documentation. As there are more options and tons of features I suggest you at least skim it.


From a gentle introduction to really advanced in a few minutes. The blog posts of the screencasts contain more advanced examples of the things discussed in the videos.

Also the excellent Vimcasts dedicated three episodes to UltiSnips:

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