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slim syntax highlighting for vim.

Install with pathogen

If you are already using pathogen, you can skip to step 3.

  1. Install pathogen (if you haven't already)

     mkdir -p ~/.vim/autoload ~/.vim/bundle && \
     curl -LSso ~/.vim/autoload/pathogen.vim
  2. Edit ~/.vimrc to run pathogen as the first line of the file (if you haven't already)

    execute pathogen#infect()
    syntax on
    filetype plugin indent on
  3. Install slim-vim

     pushd ~/.vim/bundle; \
     git clone git://; \

Install with Vundle

  1. Install Vundle into ~/.vim/bundle/.
    mkdir -p ~/.vim/bundle; pushd ~/.vim/bundle; \
    git clone ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim
  1. Configure your vimrc for Vundle. Here's a bare-minimum vimrc that enables vim-slim :

    set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim
    call vundle#begin()
    Plugin 'gmarik/Vundle.vim'
    Plugin 'slim-template/vim-slim.git'
    call vundle#end()
    syntax enable
    filetype plugin indent on

If you're adding Vundle to a built-up vimrc, just make sure all these calls are in there and that they occur in this order.

  1. Open vim and run :PluginInstall.

To update, open vim and run :PluginInstall! (notice the bang!)

Known Issues

We use setfiletype upon autodetect, which does not overrides filetype once it was set. That leads into an issue when filetype is set to html before we took our chance (happens when slim file has doctype html header):

Vim's filetype.vim has an autocmd that tries to detect html files based on doctype and this is triggered before scripts in ftdetect/* are sourced.


To avoid that you have two options. Either using doctype 5 instead of doctype html or adding your own enforced version of autocmd to your .vimrc:

autocmd BufNewFile,BufRead *.slim setlocal filetype=slim

See Also:


Syntax highlighting for VIM




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