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add dot into pattern of attributes
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emmet-vim is a vim plug-in which provides support for expanding abbreviations similar to emmet.



Download zip file:

cd ~/.vim
unzip emmet-vim.zip

To install using pathogen.vim:

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone https://github.com/mattn/emmet-vim.git

To install using Vundle:

" add this line to your .vimrc file
Plugin 'mattn/emmet-vim'

To install using Vim-Plug:

" add this line to your .vimrc file
Plug 'mattn/emmet-vim'

To checkout the source from repository:

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone https://github.com/mattn/emmet-vim.git


git clone https://github.com/mattn/emmet-vim.git
cd emmet-vim
cp plugin/emmet.vim ~/.vim/plugin/
cp autoload/emmet.vim ~/.vim/autoload/
cp -a autoload/emmet ~/.vim/autoload/

Quick Tutorial

Open or create a New File:

vim index.html

Type ("_" is the cursor position):


Then type <c-y>, (Ctrly,), and you should see:

<html lang="en">
	<meta charset="UTF-8">

More Tutorials

Enable in different mode

If you don't want to enable emmet in all modes, you can use set these options in vimrc:

let g:user_emmet_mode='n'    "only enable normal mode functions.
let g:user_emmet_mode='inv'  "enable all functions, which is equal to
let g:user_emmet_mode='a'    "enable all function in all mode.

Enable just for html/css

let g:user_emmet_install_global = 0
autocmd FileType html,css EmmetInstall

Redefine trigger key

To remap the default <C-Y> leader:

let g:user_emmet_leader_key='<C-Z>'

Note that the trailing , still needs to be entered, so the new keymap would be <C-Z>,.

Adding custom snippets

If you have installed the web-api for emmet-vim you can also add your own snippets using a custom snippets.json file.

Once you have installed the web-api add this line to your .vimrc:

let g:user_emmet_settings = webapi#json#decode(join(readfile(expand('~/.snippets_custom.json')), "\n"))

You can change the path to your snippets_custom.json according to your preferences.

Here you can find instructions about creating your customized snippets.json file.

Project Authors

Yasuhiro Matsumoto


Emmet official site:

zen-coding official site:


development repository:

my blog posts about zencoding-vim:

Japanese blog posts about zencoding-vim:

A Chinese translation of the tutorial: