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README.md

Alan's Dotfiles

Use my vimrc config file to get a head-start with Vim.

Quick Install Commands

git clone git://github.com/alanhamlett/dotfiles.git
ln -sf $PWD/dotfiles/vimrc $HOME/.vimrc
git clone https://github.com/VundleVim/Vundle.vim.git ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim
vim +PluginInstall +qall

Key Features

  • Code folding for bracket or indention based languages
  • Edit multiple files in tabs using minibufexpl plugin
  • Using the Solarized color scheme
  • Using Vundle for plugin management (apt-get for Vim plugins)
  • Common swp, backup, & view directories (No more ~ files left around)
  • Useful defaults (spaces instead of tabs, remove trailing newlines, etc.)

Plugins Included

Screenshot

VimScreenShot

Installation

Download and install my vimrc file:

git clone git://github.com/alanhamlett/dotfiles.git
ln -sf $PWD/dotfiles/vimrc $HOME/.vimrc

Download and install Vundle, the vim plugin manager:

git clone https://github.com/VundleVim/Vundle.vim.git ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim

Install the Vim plugins using Vundle:

vim +PluginInstall +qall

Use a font patched for airline compatibility, like Anonymous Pro:

Full list of fonts

Install the solarized color palette in your terminal:

iTerm2:

  • Download Solarized Dark.itermcolors.
  • Open iTerm 2, open Preferences, click on the "Profiles" icon in the preferences toolbar, then select the "colors" tab.
  • Click on the "load presets" and select "import...".
  • Select the Solarized Dark theme file.

Guake:

git clone git://github.com/coolwanglu/guake-colors-solarized.git
./guake-colors-solarized/set_dark.sh solarized

Choose Solarized's light or dark theme in your vimrc file:

set background=dark

More info on the official Solarized page.