Puppet module for Vim
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Puppet module: vim


This module is no more actively maintained and will hardly be updated.

Please find an alternative module from other authors or consider Tiny Puppet as replacement.

If you want to maintain this module, contact Alessandro Franceschi

This is a Puppet module for vim It provides only package installation and file configuration.

Based on Example42 layouts by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42

Official site: http://www.example42.com

Official git repository: http://github.com/example42/puppet-vim

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

This module requires the presence of Example42 Puppi module in your modulepath.

USAGE - Basic management

  • Install vim with default settings

    class { 'vim': }
  • Install a specific version of vim package

    class { 'vim':
      version => '1.0.1',
  • Remove vim resources

    class { 'vim':
      absent => true
  • Enable auditing without without making changes on existing vim configuration files

    class { 'vim':
      audit_only => true

USAGE - Overrides and Customizations

  • Use custom sources for main config file

    class { 'vim':
      source => [ "puppet:///modules/example42/vim/vim.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/example42/vim/vim.conf" ], 
  • Use custom source directory for the whole configuration dir

    class { 'vim':
      source_dir       => 'puppet:///modules/example42/vim/conf/',
      source_dir_purge => false, # Set to true to purge any existing file not present in $source_dir
  • Use custom template for main config file. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

    class { 'vim':
      template => 'example42/vim/vim.conf.erb',
  • Automatically include a custom subclass

    class { 'vim':
      my_class => 'example42::my_vim',

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