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Vundle, the plug-in manager for Vim
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Vundle is short for Vimbundle and is a Vim plugin manager.

Quick start

  1. Setup Vundle:

     $ git clone ~/.vim/bundle/vundle
  2. Configure bundles:

    Sample .vimrc:

     set nocompatible               " be iMproved
     filetype off                   " required!
     set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/vundle/
     call vundle#rc()
     " let Vundle manage Vundle
     " required! 
     Bundle 'gmarik/vundle'
     " My Bundles here:
     " original repos on github
     Bundle 'tpope/vim-fugitive'
     Bundle 'Lokaltog/vim-easymotion'
     Bundle 'rstacruz/sparkup', {'rtp': 'vim/'}
     " vim-scripts repos
     Bundle 'L9'
     Bundle 'FuzzyFinder'
     Bundle 'rails.vim'
     " non github repos
     Bundle 'git://'
     " ...
     filetype plugin indent on     " required! 
     " Brief help
     " :BundleList          - install(update) bundles (won't update installed)
     " :BundleInstall(!)    - install(update) bundles (won't update installed)
     " :BundleSearch(!) foo - search(or refresh cache first) for foo
     " :BundleClean(!)      - confirm(or auto-approve) removal of unused bundles
     " see :h vundle for more details or wiki for FAQ
     " NOTE: comments after Bundle command are not allowed..
  3. Install configured bundles:

    Launch vim, run :BundleInstall.

    Windows users see Vundle for Windows

    Installing requires Git and triggers Git clone for each configured repo to ~/.vim/bundle/.

Why Vundle

Vundle allows to:

Also Vundle:

  • manages runtime path of your installed scripts
  • regenerates helptag atomatically


see :h vundle vimdoc for more details.


See gmarik's vimrc for working example.

If you have an interesting example, feel free to send a pull request with link to your config. Thx!


see wiki


Thank you!

Inspiration and ideas from


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


Vundle is a work in progress so any ideas/patches appreciated

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