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Vim: Installing plugins [ID:862] (6/7)

in series: An Introduction to Vim Macros

video tutorial by Justin Lilly, added 09/08

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This is another quick screencast on how to install vim plugins. I go over both the vimball sourcing and simply extracting things to their proper directories.

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18. Etoile Isabel Marant La Garconne Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:43

I love emacs but I realize that I need to learn vim.

Videos like this. takes away the boring parts

and turn the learning process into something fun


I value your work!!!

17. Sat, 08 May 2010 09:50

I installed my NERD_tree plugin exactly as prescribed but I get "Ambiguous use of user-defined command" when I try to run it.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks and regards,


16. viagra sale Thu, 08 Apr 2010 18:04

Thanks Justin.. was really useful

15. gjkpsfij Fri, 08 Jan 2010 08:59

Thanks! I was actually trying to figure out how to install the snippetsemu plugin. However, I don't think you explained how to install vimball, which you have to do before you can install .vba plugins.

14. anonymous Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:06

Nice video, hard to follow exact commands since the prompt was of screen.

Hello again, my vim may need to re-compile with xterm_clipboard enable.

Hello, your tutorial is very useful.

I have another question for copy and paste between vim and os clipboard.

I am using cygwin vim, if I want to select some area into os clipboard, what should I do ?

someone told to do it as following (but it didn't work on my testbed)


because clipboard data remains unaltered. when I type gg cursor goes to first line... but when I type "*yG ..cpu beeps at *

11. anonymous Fri, 04 Dec 2009 14:53

Great video tutorial. Thank you

10. anonymous Wed, 11 Nov 2009 23:18

Video was definitely useful. I didn't know that this .vim folder should be created, so I spent a lot of time to search for its equivalent since I was not finding this exact location. Thanks a lot :)

9. anonymous Thu, 05 Nov 2009 04:58

useful video; 10x; keep it comming!

8. anonymous Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:03

Nice video, really helpful

7. anonymous Sun, 14 Jun 2009 11:19

Good video, thanks!

6. anonymous Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:22


Browsing your videos now, Very well-done. I love the hotkey view in the top-right. Way to be a shell-savvy Mac user. Most people don't seem to care about OS X's BSD roots...

5. anonymous Tue, 21 Oct 2008 18:25

Great !

Saved me a lot of time to install plugins and start to have a decent python / django ide with vim.

I recommend another great video about Vim features to everyone:

"7 Habits For Effective Text Editing 2.0" by Bram Moolenaar himself:

A great series.

If I can make a wish: One more episode about text/code completion features of Vim would be great.

Another absolutely vital part of the Vim armory nicely covered. And a big thumbs-up for snippetsemu - though it could be a little easier to configure I sometimes think.

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