MakeGreen runs make and shows a red or green message bar for success/failure. Speeds the red-green-refactor cycle!
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makegreen.vim is a vim ( plugin that runs make and shows the test run status with a red or green bar.


Copy all files to your ~/.vim directory or use Tim Pope's excellent pathogen plugin (


:MakeGreen % will run make for the current file and show its status with a red or green message bar.


$ cd <your rails/merb root>
$ vim test/unit/user_test.rb

:compiler rubyunit
:MakeGreen %

See the full documentation for more.