2

This question already has an answer here:

I use Vim from this ppa

http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/vim/ubuntu

which includes netrw v156

How can I update to a newer netrw

--> Do I have to remove netrw installed
--> Can I simply install a newer netrw in .vim/plugins and this will take precedence over the system-wide one?

marked as duplicate by laktak, DJMcMayhem, akshay, Herb Wolfe, Dom Mar 5 '17 at 23:48

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

4

Newrw is distributed as a Vimball. After you download the new version, move netrw.vba.gz to ~/.vim. Then open it with vim, e.g.,

$ vim netrw.vba.gz

You will see this message at the bottom of the screen:

***vimball*** Source this file to extract it! (:so %)

Execute :so % and the plugin files will be extracted into the autoload, doc, plugin and syntax subdirectories of your ~/.vim directory. The next time you start Vim, it will automatically use the new version of netrw. You don't have to do anything with old version of netrw.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.