I install pathogen to manage all plugins in gvim,do as the tutorial hwo to install with pathogen say ,running the following commands in my windows10

  % cd  g:\vim\vimfiles\bundle
  % git clone https://github.com/tomtom/tlib_vim.git
  % git clone https://github.com/MarcWeber/vim-addon-mw-utils.git
  % git clone https://github.com/garbas/vim-snipmate.git

My _vimrc configuration:

set nocompatible
execute pathogen#infect()
execute pathogen#helptags()
syntax on
filetype plugin indent on

To edit a test.js with gvim,press <tab> after for ,no completion at all!
:verbose imap <Tab> shows as below:

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Why tab key can't trigger my snipmate?

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    Have you installed any snippets at all? Note this section from vim-snipmate REAMDE: SnipMate does not ship with any snippets out of the box. We suggest looking at the vim-snippets repository. Dec 7, 2020 at 9:25

1 Answer 1


vim-snippets actually contains snippets not present in vim-snipmate:

 cd  g:\vim\vimfiles\bundle
 git clone https://github.com/honza/vim-snippets
  • 2
    Could you please write more from your own-answer?
    – peterh
    Dec 7, 2020 at 12:03
  • 1
    I agree with peterh's sentiments: elaboration (e.g., that vim-snippets actually contains snippets not present in vim-snipmate) would be helpful. There's always edit.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Dec 7, 2020 at 16:56

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