Vundle, the plug-in manager for Vim
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Vundle is a short cut for Vimbundle and is a Vim plugin manager.

Quick start

  1. Setup Vundle:

     git clone ~/.vim/vundle.git
  2. Configure bundles:

    Sample .vimrc:

     set nocompatible               " be iMproved
     filetype off                   " required!
     set rtp+=~/.vim/vundle.git/ 
     call vundle#rc()
     " My Bundles here:
     " original repos on github
     Bundle 'tpope/vim-fugitive'
     Bundle 'lokaltog/vim-easymotion'
     Bundle 'rstacruz/sparkup', {'rtp': 'vim/'}
     " vim-scripts repos
     Bundle 'L9'
     Bundle 'FuzzyFinder'
     Bundle 'rails.vim'
     " non github repos
     Bundle 'git://'
     " ...
     filetype plugin indent on     " required!
  3. Install configured bundles:

    Launch vim, run :BundleInstall.

    Windows users see Vundle for Windows

    Installing requires Git and triggers Git clone for each configured repo to ~/.vim/bundle/.

Why Vundle

Vundle allows to:

Also Vundle:

  • manages runtime path of your installed scripts
  • regenerates helptag atomatically


run :helptags ~/.vim/vundle.git/doc

see :h vundle vimdoc for more details.


See gmarik's vimrc for working example.


Thank you!

Inspiration and ideas from


  • Vundle was developed and tested with Vim 7.3 on OSX, Linux and Windows
  • Vundle tries to be as KISS as possible


Vundle is a work in progress so any ideas/patches appreciated

  • √ activate newly added bundles on .vimrc reload or after :BundleInstall
  • √ use preview window for search results
  • √ vim documentation
  • tests
  • improve error handling
  • put vundle to bundles/ too(will fix vundle help)
  • :VundleUpdate - self.update
  • handle dependencies
  • allow specify revision/version?
  • search by description aswell
  • show descrption in search results
  • instead sourcing .vimrc before installation come up with another solution
  • make it rock!