I was given a plugin for Vim.
It came in something called a
- What am I meant to do with this exactly?
- Where do I put it?
- Do I need to be root to install it?
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:UseVimball pathinstead of
:so [name].vbafor vim8-packages/dein/vim-plug/minpac
If you use vim8 pack paths or a plugin manager which supports local plugins (e.g. dein or vim-plug), you might want to install a vimball (
.vba[.gz]) into a specific directory and not merge it with your
vim8 pack path/minpac
$ vim http://www.drchip.org/astronaut/vim/vbafiles/vis.vba.gz :UseVimball ~/.vim/pack/manual/start/vis
$ vim http://www.drchip.org/astronaut/vim/vbafiles/vis.vba.gz :UseVimball ~/.vim/dein-manual/vis
$ vim http://www.drchip.org/astronaut/vim/vbafiles/vis.vba.gz :UseVimball ~/.vim/plugged-manual/vis
However, note that default plugins (e.g. netrw) are sourced before plugins installed into a vim 8
packpath. The source order is:
This means installing a newer netrw version into a
packpath is not as straightforward as one would think. See for details Vim 8 packages, how do I overwrite a default package?.