I'm trying to download Vim-Plug from here: https://github.com/junegunn/vim-plug/wiki/tutorial

It says that I should "download a single VimScript file" and links to this https://raw.githubusercontent.com/junegunn/vim-plug/master/plug.vim but to me that just looks like a text file. Do I download that text file? And save it as what?

Any advice would be so appreciated. I know this is probably very simple and easy, but I'm so confused and it's frustrating. Thank you!

  • Yes it's just a text file. What O.S. are you on? If you're on Windows you can use the Powershell instructions on the vim-plug page...
    – filbranden
    Commented Jan 31, 2020 at 21:55
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    I'm using Windows 10. I'll look into powershell- thank you! Commented Feb 1, 2020 at 23:15

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Right below the section you quote are the commands to download & install the file for both Vim and Neovim:

# Vim (~/.vim/autoload)
curl -fLo ~/.vim/autoload/plug.vim --create-dirs \

# Neovim (~/.local/share/nvim/site/autoload)
curl -fLo ~/.local/share/nvim/site/autoload/plug.vim --create-dirs \

In other words, yes, you download the text file, and put it in the appropriate directory, based on whether you are using Vim or Neovim.

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