rhubarb.vim: GitHub extension for fugitive.vim
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If fugitive.vim is the Git, rhubarb.vim is the Hub. Here's the full list of features:

  • Enables :Gbrowse from fugitive.vim to open GitHub URLs.

  • Sets up :Git to use hub if installed rather than git.

  • In commit messages, GitHub issues, issue URLs, and collaborators can be omni-completed (<C-X><C-O>, see :help compl-omni). This makes inserting those Closes #123 remarks slightly easier than copying and pasting from the browser.


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 https://github.com/tpope/vim-rhubarb.git
vim -u NONE -c "helptags vim-rhubarb/doc" -c q

You'll also need fugitive.vim.

Curl (included with macOS) is required for features that use the GitHub API (i.e., :Gbrowse doesn't need it). Generate a personal access token with repo permissions and add it to your .netrc:

echo 'machine api.github.com login <user> password <token>' >> ~/.netrc

If you are using GitHub Enterprise, repeat this step for each domain (omit the api. portion). You'll also need to tell Rhubarb the root URLs:

let g:github_enterprise_urls = ['https://example.com']


How do I turn off that preview window that shows the issue body?

set completeopt-=preview


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Copyright (c) Tim Pope. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See :help license.