I am long time Vim (Windows 10, gVim 8.1) user, happy as a clam with Vim 7. I have not used any of the plugin managers, just the one-off plugin from vim.org. I went looking for plugins to help with editing Javascript code (syntax highlighting, indenting, linting, etc.) and most folks seem to recommend this one.

I am not interested in Git integration, auto updating it, sub-modules or any of that stuff. I created a pack/<key>/start folder and downloaded this from Github.

What is the next step? Where should I unzip it in order to associate all the goodness in the package with *.js buffers automatically or manually using set ft=javascript?


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    should be easy. Simply extract the folder below pack/key/start so that you have afterwards a new directory pack/key/start/vim-javascript which the usual vim plugin structure. After restarting Vim, the package should be automatically loaded. Feb 4, 2019 at 15:10
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    FWIW the question I asked there has different answers describing how to install a plugin with the package manager. Maybe that could be useful.
    – statox
    Feb 6, 2019 at 8:41
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    Possible duplicate of What is the Vim8 package feature and how should I use it?
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Oct 27, 2019 at 16:18


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