How to Install and Configure Vim Plug

· by Victor Mendonça · Read in about 1 min · (207 words) ·

Quick step by step instructions to get you started with the Vim plugin manager vim-plug.

a- Install the vim-plug package (Arch) from the AUR repo

aur/vim-plug 0.10.0-1 [installed] (19) (0.05)
    A vim plugin manager

b. Configure your ~/.vimrc with a section for the new plugins. This is where you will define all the plugins that you want to use. I would also add this section at the top of your file.

"==============================================================================
" Plugin Manager
"==============================================================================

call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')

" Initialize plugin system
call plug#end()

c. Add a plugin to the plugin section. If you don’t know what to add you can start with vim-illuminate, which highlights multiple instances of the same word that is under the cursor.

call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')

"Vim plugin for selectively illuminating other uses of the current word under the cursor
"https://github.com/RRethy/vim-illuminate
Plug 'RRethy/vim-illuminate'

" Initialize plugin system
call plug#end()

d. Now open a file with vim, or if you already have a file open, source your vimrc with :source ~/.vimrc

e. Now that we have the plugin section and a plugin defined, call vim-plug to install your plugin with :PlugInstall

And that’s it! You are ready to start using your new plugin.

Whenever you want to install a plugin, repeat steps «c» through «e».

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