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Why should I use either dein.vim or vim-plug? [duplicate]

I want to install a plugin manager for vim, and after searching a bit, I saw that plugin managers for vim have evolved since last time I used one (e.g. neobundle is discontinued, etc.); and I also ...
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What is the ideal way of installing a vim plugin? [duplicate]

I wanted to install some plugins in Vim. While reading on this topic, I came across plugin manager. Why do I need it ? Which plugin manager - pathogen and Vundle should I use ? So, I want to ...
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How do I install a plugin in Vim/vi?

How do I install a plugin in Vim? Does it matter: Whether I use vi or Vim? Whether I use gVim? Which version of Vim I'm using? What my OS is?
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What is the Vim8 package feature and how should I use it?

Vim 8 was released today and the release notes mentions a new "package" feature. What is it and how should I use it? Most importantly, does it replace the good old plugin managers?
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What is the difference between the vim snippets plugins?

There is a great number of snippets plugins for vim: ultisnips, snipmate, xptemplate, neosnippet and a lot more. They all have pros and cons and more or less dependencies. So far I've been using ...
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GitHub for .vimrc and plugins

I know many people store their .vimrc on GitHub to make it easier to get right to work on new machines, and that makes complete sense to me. Including plugins, however, is problematic, because the ...
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How to conditionally load plugins

I was searching for an answer to this, but haven't found anything yet, so if I missed something obvious, I apologize. I thought it would be a quick google search away, so maybe it's more complicated ...
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How to update vim plugins with pathogen package manager?

I'm searching for a way to update all my vim plugins with pathogen. I see this is simple in other package managers like Neobundle or vundle. Please share a way to update all my plugins without having ...
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Why should I use a plugin manager

Hi I am relatively new to vim. I am fairly familiar with setting up my vimrc, installing colorschemes, and I have included a python file type plugin in my ~/.vim/ftplugin. My question is as follows: ...
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When should I use vim-addon-manager instead of a regular package manager?

On Debian based systems, there is a package named vim-addon-manager. My understanding is that it allows to install some plugins based on a repository of available plugins. To be able to install them, ...
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How do I open a shell in only one tab in Vim?

I usually work on tabs in Vim, and on many occasions, I end up requiring a shell to do run some command, etc. (Escape -> :!sh). Is there any way I can open the shell in only one tab in Vim? I would ...
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Using vim-addon-manager

I just downloaded and installed vim-addon-manager using sudo apt-get install. I'm not sure what to do next, I entered vim-addon-manager at the bash prompt (Ubuntu 14.04). Here is the output: ~$ vim-...
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vim-latex installation confusion

I am a long time user of latex and I have been searching for a good editor to use it with. I have been using TexStudio but recently I feel I need the no distractions feel of using vim. So I stumbled ...
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E464: Ambiguous use of user-defined command: Plug 'rdnetto/YCM-Generator' , { 'branch': 'stable'}

I have the following vimrc file : syntax on set nocompatible " be iMproved, required filetype off " required if has("autocmd") au BufReadPost * if line("'\"") > 1 &...
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How to install a colorscheme with a plugin manager [duplicate]

I was wondering if someone could assist me in installing a color scheme for VIM? I literally have spent all day yesterday and this morning trying to figure it out. I am using a shell-client (ubuntu) ...

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