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The Vim Configuration of Champions. Uses Vundle to manage roughly four thousand plugins.
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.backup Moved backup and tmp directories into dot folders
.tmp Moved backup and tmp directories into dot folders
.undo Enabled persistent undo
MyUltiSnips feat(snippets): clean up javascript and coffeescript logging
after/plugin plug: add vim-autoreadwatch
ftplugin refactor: better global name for stylus iskeyword
screenshots feat: sweet plugin table
scripts use git:// instead of http:// for centos
spell feat: remove custom spellings from repo
syntax_checkers/javascript refactor: long strings suck
vundle_plugins fix: deconflict ultisnips and line jumping
.gitignore feat: remove custom spellings from repo
LICENSE Added MIT License docs: update readme with latest plugins
Rakefile feat: neovim support!
autocmds.vim feat: automatically resize splits when window is resized
commands.vim cmd: mina deploy command
config.vim feat: trying lower timeouts
functions.vim fix: remove dead ruby mode bindings
gvimrc fix: rename occurrences of bind to map
mappings.vim feat: select last paste and paste and select last paste
nvimrc feat: neovim support!
platforms.vim feat: tmux navigator!
plugins.vim feat: 3.0! plugin definition and configuration in the same file
portkey.json chore: add port key.json for navigating files
vimrc feat: sweet plugin table
vundle.vim feat: add support for custom plugins

The Vim Configuration of Champions

Version 3! Now each plugin is included and managed in its own file!



  1. git clone ~/.vim.
  2. cd ~/.vim.

Now you have a choice. The automated script or the manual process.

  1. Run scripts/setup.


  1. rake vim:link to make the .vimrc and .nvimrc symbolic links.
  2. Install Vundle with git clone bundle/vundle
  3. vim +PluginInstall +qall

Enjoy enhanced productivity, increased levitation, reduced watermelon-related accidents, and startling sex appeal.

Vim Requirements

Plugin Requirements

Here's a list of plugins that require further installation or have dependencies.


  • Typing jk insert mode is equivalent to Escape.
  • Pressing enter in normal mode saves the current buffer.

And many more. See mappings.vim and vundle_plugins for more.

Installing Custom Plugins

Create a new .vim file with the same name as the plugin you'd like to install in vundle_plugins/custom. Then add the installation block. For example:


if exists('g:vundle_installing_plugins')
  Plugin 'matze/vim-move.vim'

let g:move_key_modifier = 'C'

This example installs vim-move.

Plugin List

Stars___ Plugin Description
5,696 ★ vim-fugitive :page_facing_up: fugitive.vim: a Git wrapper so awesome, it should be illegal
5,436 ★ vim-airline :page_facing_up: lean & mean status/tabline for vim that's light as air
5,175 ★ syntastic :page_facing_up: Syntax checking hacks for vim
4,909 ★ nerdtree :page_facing_up: A tree explorer plugin for vim.
4,537 ★ ctrlp.vim :page_facing_up: Fuzzy file, buffer, mru, tag, etc finder.
2,916 ★ vim-rails :page_facing_up: rails.vim: Ruby on Rails power tools
2,845 ★ vim-surround :page_facing_up: surround.vim: quoting/parenthesizing made simple
2,593 ★ emmet-vim emmet for vim:
1,675 ★ ultisnips :page_facing_up: UltiSnips - The ultimate snippet solution for Vim. Send pull requests to SirVer/ultisnips!
1,588 ★ vim-coffee-script CoffeeScript support for vim
1,469 ★ supertab Perform all your vim insert mode completions with Tab
1,288 ★ vim-ruby Vim/Ruby Configuration Files
1,219 ★ vim-javascript Vastly improved Javascript indentation and syntax support in Vim.
1,191 ★ vim-indent-guides :page_facing_up: A Vim plugin for visually displaying indent levels in code
1,087 ★ tabular :page_facing_up: Vim script for text filtering and alignment
1,077 ★ gist-vim :page_facing_up: vimscript for gist
972 ★ vimux :page_facing_up: vim plugin to interact with tmux
893 ★ vim-unimpaired unimpaired.vim: pairs of handy bracket mappings
831 ★ delimitMate Vim plugin, provides insert mode auto-completion for quotes, parens, brackets, etc.
813 ★ vim-startify :page_facing_up: A fancy start screen for Vim.
800 ★ ag.vim :page_facing_up: Vim plugin for the_silver_searcher, 'ag', a replacement for the Perl module / CLI script 'ack'
761 ★ jellybeans.vim :page_facing_up: A colorful, dark color scheme for Vim.
749 ★ vim-tmux-navigator :page_facing_up: Seamless navigation between tmux panes and vim splits
684 ★ vim-signify :page_facing_up: Show a diff via Vim sign column.
644 ★ vim-repeat repeat.vim: enable repeating supported plugin maps with "."
593 ★ vim-abolish abolish.vim: easily search for, substitute, and abbreviate multiple variants of a word
563 ★ html5.vim HTML5 omnicomplete and syntax
531 ★ vim-less vim syntax for LESS (dynamic CSS)
523 ★ vim-haml Vim runtime files for Haml, Sass, and SCSS
498 ★ tcomment_vim :page_facing_up: An extensible & universal comment vim-plugin that also handles embedded filetypes
468 ★ vim-jade Vim Jade template engine syntax highlighting and indention
455 ★ vim-session :page_facing_up: Extended session management for Vim (:mksession on steroids)
449 ★ vim-json A better JSON for Vim: distinct highlighting of keywords vs values, JSON-specific (non-JS) warnings, quote concealing. Pathogen-friendly.
413 ★ vim-endwise endwise.vim: wisely add "end" in ruby, endfunction/endif/more in vim script, etc
406 ★ vim-ruby-refactoring Refactoring tool for Ruby in vim!
368 ★ vim-eunuch eunuch.vim: helpers for UNIX
355 ★ vim-textobj-user Vim plugin: Create your own text objects
316 ★ undotree The ultimate undo history visualizer for VIM
302 ★ vim-css3-syntax Add CSS3 syntax support to vim's built-in syntax/css.vim.
294 ★ vim-jsx :page_facing_up: React JSX syntax highlighting and indenting for vim.
280 ★ webapi-vim vim interface to Web API
277 ★ vim-cucumber Vim Cucumber runtime files
239 ★ vim-bundler bundler.vim: Lightweight support for Ruby's Bundler
230 ★ vim-textobj-rubyblock A custom text object for selecting ruby blocks.
219 ★ vim-stylus Syntax Highlighting for Stylus
214 ★ MatchTagAlways :page_facing_up: A Vim plugin that always highlights the enclosing html/xml tags
210 ★ csv.vim A Filetype plugin for csv files
204 ★ cocoa.vim Vim plugin for Cocoa/Objective-C development.
199 ★ switch.vim :page_facing_up: A simple Vim plugin to switch segments of text with predefined replacements
168 ★ vim-markdown Markdown for Vim: a complete environment to create Markdown files with a syntax highlight that don't sucks!
165 ★ vim-rake rake.vim: it's like rails.vim without the rails
158 ★ vim-turbux :page_facing_up: Turbo Ruby testing with tmux
133 ★ vim-misc Miscellaneous auto-load Vim scripts
101 ★ nerdtree-git-plugin A plugin of NERDTree showing git status
95 ★ ZoomWin :page_facing_up: Zoom in/out of windows (toggle between one window and multi-window)
92 ★ ember.vim :page_facing_up: Vim plugin for the Emberjs frontend framework
91 ★ extended % matching for HTML, LaTeX, and many other languages
89 ★ colorv.vim :page_facing_up: A powerful color tool in vim
88 ★ vim-visual-star-search Start a * or # search from a visual block
76 ★ vim-handlebars [deprecated] Vim plugin for Handlebars
63 ★ vim-marked Open the current Markdown buffer in
57 ★ vim-anzu :page_facing_up: Vim search status.
57 ★ portkey :page_facing_up: Navigate files at the speed of Vim.
51 ★ L9 Vim-script library
44 ★ textile.vim Textile for VIM
36 ★ Join a better (hopefully) :Join command in vim
31 ★ vim-togglecursor :page_facing_up: Toggle the cursor shape in the terminal for Vim.
30 ★ ListToggle :page_facing_up: A vim plugin for toggling the display of the quickfix list and the location-list.
27 ★ QFEnter :page_facing_up: Open a Quickfix item in a window you choose. (Vim plugin)
16 ★ scratch.vim Plugin to create and use a scratch Vim buffer
10 ★ vim-voogle :page_facing_up: google for the word under the cursor to a browser because 2013
8 ★ vim-tomdoc Simple vim plugin that adds TomDoc templates to your code.
7 ★ nginx.vim Syntax highlighting for nginx.conf and related config files.
7 ★ indenthtml.vim :page_facing_up: alternative html indent script
3 ★ GIFL :page_facing_up: Add "wrap terms in google I'm feeling lucky url" à la Textmate
3 ★ YouCompleteMe :page_facing_up: A slightly modified fork of YCM: A code-completion engine for Vim
3 ★ swap-parameters Swap parameters of a function or a comma separated list with a single command.
2 ★ HelpClose Close all help windows
2 ★ taskpaper.vim This package contains a syntax file and a file-type plugin for the simple format used by the TaskPaper application.
1 ★ tomdoc.vim A simple syntax add-on for vim that highlights your TomDoc comments.
0 ★ vim-autoreadwatch A forked script for vim auto reloading of buffers when changed on disk.
0 ★ vim-tmux

That's 82 plugins, holy crap.

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