I have fzf installed in manjaro (/usr/bin/fzf, /usr/share/fzf), but I can't seems to figure out how to install fzf for vim. I'm having trouble following these instructions: https://github.com/junegunn/fzf/blob/master/README-VIM.md.

Note: This is just for completion; actually with :LogiPat search, what I needed is achievable already.

  • @kadekai I don't use any vim-plug.. i just drop plugin into a default folder. ~/.vim/pack/My_plugins/start example plugins currently i have are: minimap-vim nerdtree temp_bak vim-visual-star-search
    – andrew_ysk
    Sep 24, 2022 at 13:28
  • @kadekai I know github.com/junegunn/fzf.vim . After having read it, i can't understand how to install it, that's the problem.
    – andrew_ysk
    Sep 24, 2022 at 13:30
  • @andrew_ysk. For fzf, you need two plugins in ~/.vim/myplugs/start/ github.com/junegunn/fzf.vim.git and github.com/junegunn/fzf.git
    – balki
    Sep 28, 2022 at 13:21

1 Answer 1


I use Vundle, and here are the relevant lines in my .vimrc to install fzf.vim:

" If installed using git
set runtimepath+=~/.fzf

" set the runtime path to include Vundle and initialize
set runtimepath+=~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim 
call vundle#begin()

" let Vundle manage Vundle, required 
Plugin 'VundleVim/Vundle.vim'

Plugin 'junegunn/fzf', { 'dir': '~/.fzf', 'do': './install --all' } 
Plugin 'junegunn/fzf.vim'

" All of your Plugins must be added before the following line
call vundle#end() " required 

And here's a bit of configuration (just how I personally like it):

" when I search for a file, show results in a window at the bottom
let g:fzf_layout = { 'down': '~40%' }

" remove the config for preview window (I prefer vim's default behaviour)
let fzf1 = "--height 80% -m --layout=reverse --marker=o"
let fzf2 = ""
let fzf3 = "--bind ctrl-a:select-all,ctrl-d:deselect-all"
let fzf4 = "--bind ctrl-y:preview-up,ctrl-e:preview-down"
let $FZF_DEFAULT_OPTS = fzf1.' '.fzf2.' '.fzf3.' '.fzf4
  • Thanks for responding, but I would like to know If i can go with the default method without plugin manager (. ~/.vim/pack/My_plugins/start ), why should i go with plugin manager ? which only bulk down vim.
    – andrew_ysk
    Sep 24, 2022 at 13:33
  • @andrew_ysk ah, then I'm not sure how to do it without the plugin manager, sorry.
    – mattb
    Sep 24, 2022 at 14:05
  • Oh, i just dropped in UndoTree into ~/.vim/pack/My_plugins/start this folder location and restart vim.. it just run. no need extra manager.
    – andrew_ysk
    Sep 24, 2022 at 15:46

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