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Configure tab labels within Terminal Vim with a very succinct output.

Tabline Screenshot

  • Tab number
  • Filename (basename only)
  • [+] if the current buffer has been modified

Tabs in this case, refer to Vim Tabs and not the tabs.

Based on settings found from offensive thinking.


If you don't have a preferred installation method, I recommend installing pathogen.vim, and then simply copy and paste:

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone git://


Currently there are no configuration variables to define, you either rock it or you don't. This may change at some point in the future.

Make sure to set the following settings within your color theme:

hi TabLine      ctermfg=Black  ctermbg=Green     cterm=NONE
hi TabLineFill  ctermfg=Black  ctermbg=Green     cterm=NONE
hi TabLineSel   ctermfg=White  ctermbg=DarkBlue  cterm=NONE

To enable the close button in the upper right corner, add the following to your ~/.vimrc

let g:tablineclosebutton=1 | github/mkitt

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