You don't Complete Me; Vim Completes Me! A super simple, super minimal, super light-weight tab completion plugin for Vim.
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Latest commit 34fae34 Apr 13, 2017 @ajh17 committed on GitHub Merge pull request #42 from augustold/master
Change <S-tab> de-indent behavior and add <S-Tab> mapping option



A super simple, super minimal, super light-weight tab-completion plugin for Vim.

Without any configuration, the Tab key will, depending on the context, offer:

With a b:vcm_tab_complete variable, you can set the Tab key to use the following type of completions:

If any of above types of completions fails to return any results, hitting Tab again will switch back to Vim's local keyword completion. VimCompletesMe will go back to trying the special completion for the next tab completion.

You can set the b:vcm_tab_complete variable interactively, or in an autocommand:

autocmd FileType text,markdown let b:vcm_tab_complete = 'dict'

Striving for minimalism, this plugin weighs under 80 lines of code.


If you don't have a preferred installation method, I recommend installing pathogen.vim, and then simply copy and paste:

cd ~/.vim/bundle && git clone git://

Once the helptags have been generated, see :h VimCompletesMe for usage.


  • bairui for helping me with this plugin, and for the kickass name.
  • You for using it!


Copyright (c) Akshay Hegde. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See :help license