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.
- 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)
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.
Installation and Documentation
It works without any configuration, but you might want to look into the documentation for further customization:
The single most important option by far is
g:signify_vcs_list. Please read
Author and Feedback
If you like this plugin, star it! It's a great way of getting feedback. The same goes for reporting issues or feature requests.