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Vundle is short for Vim bundle and is a Vim plugin manager.

Vundle allows you to...

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Vundle is undergoing an interface change, please stay up to date to get latest changes.


Quick Start

  1. Introduction:

    Installation requires Git and triggers git clone for each configured repository to ~/.vim/bundle/ by default. Curl is required for search.

    If you are using Windows, go directly to Windows setup. If you run into any issues, please consult the FAQ.

  2. Set up Vundle:

    $ git clone ~/.vim/bundle/vundle

  3. Configure Plugins:

    Put this at the top of your .vimrc to use Vundle. Remove plugins you don't need, they are for illustration purposes.

    set nocompatible              " be iMproved, required
    filetype off                  " required
    " set the runtime path to include Vundle and initialize
    set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/vundle/
    call vundle#rc()
    " alternatively, pass a path where Vundle should install plugins
    "let path = '~/some/path/here'
    "call vundle#rc(path)
    " let Vundle manage Vundle, required
    Plugin 'gmarik/vundle'
    " The following are examples of different formats supported.
    " Keep Plugin commands between here and filetype plugin indent on.
    " scripts on GitHub repos
    Plugin 'tpope/vim-fugitive'
    Plugin 'Lokaltog/vim-easymotion'
    Plugin 'tpope/vim-rails.git'
    " The sparkup vim script is in a subdirectory of this repo called vim.
    " Pass the path to set the runtimepath properly.
    Plugin 'rstacruz/sparkup', {'rtp': 'vim/'}
    " scripts from
    Plugin 'L9'
    Plugin 'FuzzyFinder'
    " scripts not on GitHub
    Plugin 'git://'
    " git repos on your local machine (i.e. when working on your own plugin)
    Plugin 'file:///home/gmarik/path/to/plugin'
    " ...
    filetype plugin indent on     " required
    " To ignore plugin indent changes, instead use:
    "filetype plugin on
    " Brief help
    " :PluginList          - list configured plugins
    " :PluginInstall(!)    - install (update) plugins
    " :PluginSearch(!) foo - search (or refresh cache first) for foo
    " :PluginClean(!)      - confirm (or auto-approve) removal of unused plugins
    " see :h vundle for more details or wiki for FAQ
    " NOTE: comments after Plugin commands are not allowed.
    " Put your stuff after this line
  4. Install Plugins:

    Launch vim and run :PluginInstall

    To install from command line: vim +PluginInstall +qall


See the :h vundle Vimdoc for more details.

People Using Vundle

see Examples


see Vundle contributors

Thank you!

Inspiration & Ideas


  • Vundle was developed and tested with Vim 7.3 on OS X, Linux and Windows
  • Vundle tries to be as KISS as possible


Vundle is a work in progress, so any ideas and patches are appreciated.

  • ✓ activate newly added bundles on .vimrc reload or after :PluginInstall
  • ✓ use preview window for search results
  • ✓ Vim documentation
  • ✓ put Vundle in bundles/ too (will fix Vundle help)
  • ✓ tests
  • ✓ improve error handling
  • allow specifying revision/version?
  • handle dependencies
  • show description in search results
  • search by description as well
  • make it rock!
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