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Vundle is short for Vim bundle and is a Vim plugin manager.

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Quick Start

  1. Introduction:

    Installation requires Git and triggers git clone for each configured repository to ~/.vim/bundle/ by default. Curl is required for search.

    If you are using Windows, go directly to Windows setup. If you run into any issues, please consult the FAQ. See Tips for some advanced configurations.

    Using non-POSIX shells, such as the popular Fish shell, requires additional setup. Please check the FAQ.

  2. Set up Vundle:

    git clone ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim
  3. Configure Plugins:

    Put this at the top of your .vimrc to use Vundle. Remove plugins you don't need, they are for illustration purposes.

    set nocompatible              " be iMproved, required
    filetype off                  " required
    " set the runtime path to include Vundle and initialize
    set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim
    call vundle#begin()
    " alternatively, pass a path where Vundle should install plugins
    "call vundle#begin('~/some/path/here')
    " let Vundle manage Vundle, required
    Plugin 'VundleVim/Vundle.vim'
    " The following are examples of different formats supported.
    " Keep Plugin commands between vundle#begin/end.
    " plugin on GitHub repo
    Plugin 'tpope/vim-fugitive'
    " plugin from
    " Plugin 'L9'
    " Git plugin not hosted on GitHub
    Plugin 'git://'
    " git repos on your local machine (i.e. when working on your own plugin)
    Plugin 'file:///home/gmarik/path/to/plugin'
    " The sparkup vim script is in a subdirectory of this repo called vim.
    " Pass the path to set the runtimepath properly.
    Plugin 'rstacruz/sparkup', {'rtp': 'vim/'}
    " Install L9 and avoid a Naming conflict if you've already installed a
    " different version somewhere else.
    " Plugin 'ascenator/L9', {'name': 'newL9'}
    " All of your Plugins must be added before the following line
    call vundle#end()            " required
    filetype plugin indent on    " required
    " To ignore plugin indent changes, instead use:
    "filetype plugin on
    " Brief help
    " :PluginList       - lists configured plugins
    " :PluginInstall    - installs plugins; append `!` to update or just :PluginUpdate
    " :PluginSearch foo - searches for foo; append `!` to refresh local cache
    " :PluginClean      - confirms removal of unused plugins; append `!` to auto-approve removal
    " see :h vundle for more details or wiki for FAQ
    " Put your non-Plugin stuff after this line
  4. Install Plugins:

    Launch vim and run :PluginInstall

    To install from command line: vim +PluginInstall +qall

  5. (optional) For those using the fish shell: add set shell=/bin/bash to your .vimrc


See the :h vundle Vimdoc for more details.


See the changelog.

People Using Vundle

see Examples


see Vundle contributors

Thank you!

Inspiration & Ideas


  • Vundle was developed and tested with Vim 7.3 on OS X, Linux and Windows
  • Vundle tries to be as KISS as possible


Vundle is a work in progress, so any ideas and patches are appreciated.

  • activate newly added bundles on .vimrc reload or after :PluginInstall
  • use preview window for search results
  • Vim documentation
  • put Vundle in bundles/ too (will fix Vundle help)
  • tests
  • improve error handling
  • allow specifying revision/version?
  • handle dependencies
  • show description in search results
  • search by description as well
  • make it rock!