Signify (or just Sy) is a quite unobtrusive plugin. It uses signs to indicate added, modified and removed lines based on data of an underlying version control system.
It's fast, easy to use and well documented.
NOTE: If git is the only version control system you use, I suggest having a look at vim-gitgutter. It provides more git-specific features that would be unfeasible for Sy, since it only implements features that work for all supported VCS.
- supports git, mercurial, darcs, bazaar, subversion, cvs, rcs, fossil, accurev, perforce, tfs
- quick jumping between blocks of changed lines ("hunks")
- apart from signs there is also optional line highlighting
- preserves signs from other plugins
- you can toggle the plugin per buffer
- good documentation
- skip certain filetypes and filenames
- depending on your usual workflow you can disable it per default and enable on demand later
- fully configurable through global variables (options and mappings)
Installation and Documentation
Use your favorite plugin manager.
It works without any configuration, but you might want to look into the documentation for further customization:
NOTE: The single most important option by far is
Author and Feedback
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Get your Vim on!