Skip to content
Fast, lightweight and super awesome Gist support from...The Fist of Vim™!
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.

Fist of Vim

Fast, simple and super awesome Gist-ing for Vim.

If there were any more superlatives, I would be charging for this!


  • gist - "Potentially the best command line gister"

Install and configure it by running:

[sudo] gem install gist && gist --login


If you use Vim 8 or better, simply copy and paste:

git clone git:// ~/.vim/pack/vendor/start/vim-fist

Once the helptags have been generated (:helptags ALL), see :h vim-fist for usage.


Only breathing is easier than using Fist of Vim.

Fist of Vim defines these super simple mappings by default:

<leader>p - Create a new Gist

<leader>u - Update an existing Gist

<leader>l - List your public Gists

You can use create or update a Gist with a visual selection, or in normal mode, in which case, it is motion based.

For example, in normal mode, <leader>pG will create a new Gist from the cursor to the end of file. In visual mode, you can simply select and then hit <leader>p to create a new Gist.

Fist of Vim also sets the filetype and syntax completely automatically without you having to set it!

As the philosopher, Staples Inc., once said, "That was easy!"

Custom Maps

Fist of Vim allows you to choose the Fist to hold the gavel with. In other words, you can assign your own maps for these:

<plug>fov_new - Create a new Gist (normal mode)

<plug>fov_update - Update a Gist (normal mode)

<plug>fov_visual_new - Create a new Gist (visual mode)

<plug>fov_visual_update - Update a Gist (visual mode)

<plug>fov_list - List your Gists.

Example: nmap <leader>f <plug>fov_new.


Fist of Vim offers these hilariously named variables so it can be configured to your exacting standards:

g:fist_opens_browser - Open the new/updated Gist in the browser.

g:fist_in_private - Create a secret Gist

g:fist_no_maps - Don't define any mappings automatically.

g:fist_dispatch - When listing Gists, do it asynchronously.


What is the deal with the name "Fist"?

Taken from "Fast Gist for Vim that is simply the bee's knees". Or because "gisty" was too good and was already taken. Or because the Author racked his brain and couldn't think of anything else. You get to decide! Either way, Fist of Vim was born!


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

You can’t perform that action at this time.
You signed in with another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session. You signed out in another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session.