It is recommended that you use gVim in either Windows or Linux and MacVim for
Mac. Download from:
- (Windows) http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc (gvim72.exe)
- (Mac) http://code.google.com/p/macvim/downloads/list (snapshot-52)
Troubleshoot: Because of the large amount of submodules, if you ever have any
trouble after pulling from the repository, it will be easier to just back up
your old .vim folder and just git clone a new version.
Clone this repo into your home directory either as .vim (linux/mac) or
vimfiles (Windows). Such as:
git clone email@example.com:gitman/vimfiles.git ~/.vim
Then ‘cd’ into the repo and run this to get the snippets submodule:
git submodule init git submodule update
Now just copy (or symlink) the .vim/vimrc file as .vimrc (Mac/Linux)
or copy as _vimrc (Windows) in your home directory. In Mac and Linux, the
easiest thing to do is:
ln -s ~/.vim/vimrc ~/.vimrc
If you already have a custom .vimrc file, append the following lines to
load everything else along with your personal hacks:
source ~/.vim/vimrc "linux source ~/vimfiles/vimrc "windows
At first usage of vim, type “:” while in command mode and execute:call pathogen#helptags()
This will make the plugins documentations available upon :help
You will need these dependencies figured out:
- Ruby (for the fuzzy finder plugin)
- Exuberant Ctags (http://ctags.sourceforge.net/)
- Ncurses-term (in Linux only)
In Ubuntu, for example, you will have to do:
apt-get install exuberant-ctags ncurses-term
On Windows you have to download Ctags and add ctags.exe in your PATH.
Mac OS X and most Linux distros come with Ruby already. If you’re in Windows
look for Luis Lavena’s latest Ruby Installer (http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubyinstaller/)
Command-T is not working for me some how so I am using the legacy FuzzyFinder by Takeshi NISHIDA.
Command_t is still available.
Visit the following sites to learn more about Vim:
There are many sites teaching Vim, if you know of any other that are easy
to follow for newcomers, let me know.
- Original project and most of the heavy lifting: @scrooloose
- All the cool plugins for Rails, Cucumber and more: @timpope
- Hacks: @gitman