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Included Bundles

  • pythonfolding: python folding plugin from is not managed with github, as there's no git mirror of it yet, afaik.
  • All of the plugins I use from Peter Odding(xolox) are handled using the vim-scripts mirror git repositories, even though there are proper upstream repositories (, because the upstream repositories aren't laid out in a traditional vim bundle manner.
  • Non-ideal layouts in the vim-scripts mirrors, so not using braid:
    • pythoncomplete
  • Local
    • bitbake: Syntax highlighting, indentation settings, new file skeleton for BitBake recipes and configuration files
    • exec-selected-python: execute the selected lines of python code
    • hi-py-decorators: highlight python decorators
    • kergoth: Personal settings, plugins, tweaks
    • pythongotofile: allow jumping to an imported python module with 'gf'
    • snipmate-skeleton: Trivial implementation of skeleton files using snipmate
    • tips: Various snippets of vimscript pulled from the Vim tips site(s)
  • External
    • align: Help folks to align text, eqns, declarations, tables, etc
    • bufexplorer: Buffer Explorer / Browser
    • c-syntax: C Syntax Extensions
    • changesplugin: indicate changes of a buffer
    • command-t: Fast file navigation for VIM
    • conque: Conque is a Vim plugin allowing users to execute and interact with programs, typically a shell such as bash, inside a buffer window
    • countjump: Create custom motions and text objects via repeated jumps.
      • Used by diff_movement, help_movement
    • csapprox: Make gvim-only colorschemes work transparently in terminal vim
    • cute-python: Unicode goodness for Python code by using vim's new “conceal” feature
    • detectindent: Automatically detect indent (expandtab, shiftwidth, tabstop) settings
    • diff_movement: Movement over diff hunks with ]] etc.
    • endwise: Wisely add "end" in ruby, endfunction/endif/more in vim script, etc
    • fugitive: A Git wrapper so awesome, it should be illegal
    • gist: vimscript for
    • git: Vim Git runtime files
    • github-colors: A gvim colorscheme based on github's syntax highlighting
    • gitolite: Syntax highlight for gitolite configuration
    • gitosis: gitosis-admin.conf syntax highlighting for vim
    • golang: Vim syntax highlighting for Go (
    • gundo: Graph your Vim undo tree in style
    • help_movement: Movement over Vim help sections with ]] etc.
    • hilinks: A plugin which traces the highlighting linkages; ie. just what highlighting groups associated with the word under the cursor?
    • jellyx: A delicious collision of Jellybeans and Xoria256
    • largefile: Edit large files quickly
    • luainspect: Semantic highlighting for Lua in Vim
    • manpageview: Viewer for manpages, gnu info, perldoc, and php (unix/linux/cygwin)
    • markdown: Vim Markdown runtime files that WON'T leave you sterile
    • matchit: extended % matching for HTML, LaTeX, and many other languages
    • modeliner: Generates modeline according to the current settings.
    • mw-utils: various utils such as caching interpreted contents of files or advanced glob like things
      • Used by the lazy fork of snipmate
    • nerdcommenter: Vim plugin for intensely orgasmic commenting
    • nerdtree: hax0r vim script to give you a tree explorer
    • nerdtreeproject:
    • pathogen: manage your runtimepath
    • py2stdlib: The Python 2.x standard library documentation as a Vim help file
    • py3stdlib: The Python 3.x standard library documentation as a Vim help file
    • pyflakes: on the fly Python checking in Vim with PyFlakes
    • pylint: compiler plugin which runs pylint against python files
    • pythonfolding: python folding plugin from
    • pythonimport: automatically remove unused imports and clean up the rest
    • pythoncomplete: Python Omni Completion.
    • reload: The reload.vim plug-in automatically reloads various types of Vim scripts as they’re being edited in Vim to give you instant feedback on the changes you make
    • repeat: enable repeating supported plugin maps with "."
    • securemodelines: Secure, user-configurable modeline support
    • session: Extended session management for Vim
    • shell: Improved integration between Vim and its environment
    • smarttabs: Use tabs for indent, spaces for alignment
    • snipmate: TextMate-style snippets for Vim
    • speeddating: use CTRL-A/CTRL-X to increment dates, times, and more
    • supertab: aims to provide tab completion to satisfy all your insert completion needs
    • surround: quoting/parenthesizing made simple
    • taglist: Source code browser (supports C/C++, java, perl, python, tcl, sql, php, etc)
    • tlib: Some utility functions
      • Used by the lazy fork of snipmate
    • vis: Extended Visual Mode Commands, Substitutes, and Searches
    • yankring: Maintains a history of previous yanks, changes and deletes


Personal Notes / Reference:

  • Keymap / Commands:
    • Vim core:
      • :only - close all windows but the current one
      • ctrl-^: switches between active and alternate buffer in the current window
      • ctrl-w s: split
      • gt, gT: next, previous tab
      • g;, g, (normal mode): previous, next in the changelist
      • ctrl-o, ctrl-i: previous, next in the jumplist
      • f{char}, F{char} (normal mode): occurance of {char} to the left, right
      • A == $a
      • C == d$a
      • I == ctrl-i: insert text before the first non-blank in the line
      • S == ctrl-c == cc: delete line(s) and start insert
    • Vimrc:
      • <leader>ew: edit a file in the same directory as the current file
      • <leader>es: same as above, in a split
      • <leader>ev: same as above, in a vertical split
      • <leader>et: same as above, in a new tab
    • Plugins:
      • surround
        • ds (normal mode): delete surrounding characters
        • cs (normal mode), s (visual mode), ctrl-g s (insert mode): change/insert surrounding characters
        • S (visual mode): change/insert surrounding characters, separate lines
      • align
        • <leader>adec: align C declarations
        • <leader>acom: align comments
        • <leader>afnc: align ansi-style C function input arguments
        • <leader>Htd: align html tables
      • nerdcommenter
        • <leader>cs: apply 'sexy' comment to line(s)
        • <leader>c<space>: toggle commenting on line(s)
        • <leader>cc: comment block as a whole (doesnt obey space_delim)
        • <leader>ci: comment individually
        • <leader>cu: uncomment individually
      • [modelines] <leader>im: insert modeline
      • [hilinks] <leader>hlt: show highlighting groups of mouseover
  • Common indentation setups:
    • No hard tabs, 2 space indent: set sw=2 sts=2 et
    • No hard tabs, 4 space indent: set sw=4 sts=4 et
    • All hard tabs, 8 space tabstops: set ts=8 sw=8 sts=0 noet
    • Hard tabs for indentation, 4 space tabstops: set ts=4 sw=4 sts=0 noet
    • Horrendous, 4 space indent, 8 space tabstops, hard tabs: set ts=8 sw=4 sts=4 noet
  • A 'hidden' buffer is one which has been modified, and is not loaded in a window.
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