Clone with repository (with submodules) to a local tree:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/nickjones/vimfiles.git nickjones-vimfiles
Merge my settings with your own by adding this to your existing .vimrc file:
set runtimepath^=$HOME/path/to/nickjones-vimfiles runtime vimrc
After those lines, any changes in your .vimrc file will override settings from this repository.
Overriding the Color Scheme
There's an issue with loading a color scheme with an Ubuntu terminal (vim mode) that the
background isn't entirely what the color scheme dictates. As a result, the vividchalk colorscheme
is loaded again after Vim has finished loading. Use the following line in your personal
au VimEnter * colorscheme my_color_scheme
Syntastic isn't automatically part of loading my default vimrc. If you want it, add the following line. This will enable automatic syntax checking for a variety of languages. I also extend the search path to include any nested file to avoid common false fatal errors finding include files with C++.
Since I directly linked to other GitHub repos through submodules, pulling updates requires a slight tweak:
git pull --recurse-submodules
Optionally, set git to always recurse submodules on a fetch/pull by setting an option
git config fetch.recurseSubmodules=true
and then always using a standard pull or fetch
If git throws an error about an unknown option of 'recurse-submodules', manually update submodules with
git submodule update
I'm always open to suggestions on better ways to do something but most likely you'll just want to fork my repo and setup your own version.