Install, update and remove Vim plugins with ease using this command line utility. This is an early alpha release for those who want to give it a try and are willing to submit feedback. I am offering it with NO GUARANTEES. Thanks!
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Vimmer: Easily manage your Vim plugins

Vimmer makes it easy to install, remove and update Vim plugins from the following sources:

  • Github

N.B. Vimmer is a work in progress. This is an early alpha release for those who are willing to try it and submit feedback. I am offering it with NO GUARANTEES. If you're still with me, please submit your feedback at Thank you!

Installation and Usage

Installing Vimmer is as simple as running:

gem install vimmer


Vimmer depends on the Pathogen plugin for managing Vim's runtime path. Using Pathogen, Vimmer will install plugins into ~/.vim/bundle. Installing a plugin is as simple as running:

vimmer install

To install a plugin, colorscheme or other script from use the URL to the script's page. For example:

vimmer install ""

Restart Vim and you're done! For details on installing Pathogen see Pathogen on Note: I am planning to automatically setup Pathogen during the Vimmer install process.


Vimmer is documented using Cucumber features and hosted on Relish. View the documentation.

Contributing to Vimmer

  1. Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
  2. Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
  3. Fork the project; make sure you're working in your own branch off the develop branch
  4. Write some tests/Cukes; implement until you're happy and the tests pass. This is important to make sure I don't accidentally break your fix in the future
  5. Send me a pull request