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List of vim plugins I use - with mini tutorials (mirnazim.org)
163 points by telemachos on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 26 comments

    […] I do all(not counting using the textarea inside the
    web browser) of my editing inside vim.
You can edit even textareas with the “It’s All Text!” Firefox addon (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/its-all-text/). I’ve never used it, but I’ve read it’s the standard for Vim editing of browser text for Firefox users.

If you're using Pentadactyl (or Vimperator), then you get this with Ctrl-i. Vimperator (and now Pentadactyl) is the reason my main browser has been Firefox for a long time.

I'd recommend trying Ultisnips instead (of the now abandoned) snipmate: http://fueledbylemons.com/blog/2011/07/27/why-ultisnips/

I realise there is a fork going, but Ultisnips is providing a ton more features and seems a lot nicer in many aspects.

EndWise: When I start any serious ruby programming. MatchIt: Already using it. Snipmate: I don't like snippets. I could never get used to them.

Nice list. The "Github repository" link for CloseTag points to Command-T.

Also the SuperTab repo you linked is a mirror of an obsolete vimscript. It has a new maintainer and that maintainer's repo is at https://github.com/ervandew/supertab.

Continuing with errata: "git submodule add git://github.com/majutsushi/tagbar.git bundle/fugitive" should be "git submodule add git://github.com/majutsushi/tagbar.git bundle/tagbar"

Thanks for pointing out the errors guys. Updated the post with corrections.

Please look at Steve Losh's blog post. This contains great plugins ... was posted almost a year back.


I'd say testing a page to be sure it appears is a good idea.

  .wf-loading { 
      visibility: hidden; 
Whatever is setting <html class="wf-loading"> is not your friend, Mr. Nazim.

Yeah. Agree. I need to get around that and change that to a font stack instead of simply "hidden".

IMO this is the best overall Vim add-on repo (for Python and Ruby devs alike): https://github.com/carlhuda/janus [1]

[1] http://yehudakatz.com/2010/07/29/everyone-who-tried-to-convi...

Janus is amazing. I replaced all of the hassle of maintaining a bunch of plugins and vimrc with Janus and a few lines in ~/.vimrc.local and ~/.janus.rake

With Janus, you can easily remove things you dont want and add plugins you need.

I use pathogen with a bundle.available dir with git submodules and a bundle dir with symlinks to active ones. Makes it damn easy to enable/disable.

I'm using pathogen with git submodules.

All scripts on vim.org are cloned at GitHub too (https://github.com/vim-scripts/), Pathogen + GitHub is awesome for your .vim directory.

  I do all(not counting using the textarea inside the web
  browser) of my editing inside vim. Even when I need to
  use a word processor, I first type my content inside vim
  and then open the word processor to format it.
If he were an Emacs user, he could format his text using Emacs' Org mode rather than copying the text to a word processor. Text formatted using Org mode can be exported to numerous formats, including HTML, LaTeX, and PDF. Also, if he were an Emacs user, he could use Org mode to create and edit spreadsheets, limiting his use of an office suite to an even greater degree.

Why is this being voted down? Is the poster offending someone? Why, when having these fun editor discussions are we not allowed to bring up, and compare the competition?

Sure, and the next thing you know, Hitler is invited to the party and everyone has to go home ..

As it is always said, Emacs is a great operating system - it only lacks a decent text editor.

That said, I really don't think this is the place for war between the Church of Emacs and the Cult of vi.

This is extremely close to my vim setup. Two additional plugins I'd recommend are ack.vim (https://github.com/mileszs/ack.vim) to provide search across multiple files and ropevim (http://rope.sourceforge.net/ropevim.html) for better python completion and some refactorings. Check out rope-omni (https://github.com/rygwdn/rope-omni) for ropevim and supertab integration.

Close for me too. Since he mentioned TagClose and DelimitMate to close various stuff magically I find it notable to mention vim-surround [1], which allows for both tag and various stuff to be changed at will.

For the ~/.vim layout I actually have a bundle dir but also a bundle.available dir. In the latter land all vim plugin git submodules I might need while the former contains links to those I actually want active.

[1] https://github.com/tpope/vim-surround

If installing the pyflakes fails, as in [0], do:

git clone --recursive


git submodule update --init --recursive

/via sethwoodworth

[0] https://github.com/kevinw/pyflakes-vim/issues/27

I think TagBar is the standout of this list, I've been needing something like that for a while now.

Pyflakes is awesome, I think you just changed the way I edit python files.

It's also pretty great as a pre-commit hook (invoked on the CLI). I've only had 2-3 false positives in about a year of using it as such.

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