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SnipMate aims to provide support for textual snippets, similar to TextMate or other Vim plugins like UltiSnips. For example, in C, typing for<tab> could be expanded to

for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
    /* code */

with successive presses of tab jumping around the snippet.

Originally authored by Michael Sanders, SnipMate was forked in 2011 after a stagnation in development. This fork is currently maintained by Rok Garbas, Marc Weber, and Adnan Zafar.

Installing SnipMate

SnipMate depends on vim-addon-mw-utils and tlib. We recommend one of the following ways of installing all three.

  • Using Pathogen, run the following commands:

    % cd ~/.vim/bundle
    % git clone
    % git clone
    % git clone
  • Using VAM, add vim-snippets to the list of packages to be installed.

  • Using Vundle, add the following to your vimrc then run :BundleInstall

      Bundle "MarcWeber/vim-addon-mw-utils"
      Bundle "tomtom/tlib_vim"
      Bundle "garbas/vim-snipmate"

Lastly, since SnipMate does not ship with any snippets, we suggest looking at the vim-snippets repository.

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