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How to add Plugin in .vimrc file? [duplicate]

I am a new user of vim and want to add a plugin SuperTab for autocompletion. I searched for the plugin from vimawesome and it says Place this in your .vimrc: Plugin 'ervandew/supertab' I've created ...
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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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How can I Install vim plugin offline? [duplicate]

I am currently using gvim. I want to know is it possible to install a vim plugin offline? I have the project files already downloaded from github, and I want to put them in the right locations for ...
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What are the differences between the vim plugin managers?

I have been looking at the different package managers for vim, and the one I decided to use is vim-plug. However, I have seen others like pathogen and vundle, and I honestly don't know what the ...
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How to add indentation guides/lines

In Sublime Text 2, you get vertical guides where your indentation is, like this: but in vim I obviously don't: Is there a way to show lines like that in vim? By the way, my indentation is 2 spaces. ...
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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 refer to "~/vimfiles" on Windows and "~/.vim" on Linux?

Consider an answer to How do I install a plugin in Vim/vi?: call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged') " For MS Windows, this is probably better: "call plug#begin('~/vimfiles/plugged') And more generally, ...
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How do I install a .vimball Plugin?

I was given a plugin for Vim. It came in something called a .vimball. 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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Autocorrect spelling mistakes

I've turned on spellcheck with :set spell spelllang=en_us I can now correct the spelling of a word by typing 1z= (that is, choose the 1st spelling correction (z=)). How can I make this ...
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What makes a plugin Vundle compatible and are other plugin managers interchangeable?

For a long time now I've been using Vundle to manage my vim plugins. As best I can make out this basically just organizes plugins in an isolated directory structure and keeps track of updating them ...
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What is a Vim plugin?

I understand that we can extend the power of Vim in order to add new features or modify existing ones and enhance our editing experience. Although being myself a Vim user for quite a long time, I am ...
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What is an exhaustive list of "all the things" in vim? [closed]

I'm looking for a list of the basics, for instance, not a list of all the plugins, but plugin would be on my list; here is what I have so far help me out if I've missed anything or if I've mis-named ...
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How can I create a /* comments section with /// like in XCode?

In XCode, there is an add-on called vvdocument, which can detect three / hits, and transfer /// into: /*! * @author Robbie Yi JIANG, 29-Jan-2016 14:01:45 * * */ How can I do this in Vim.
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How do I enable the auto-pairs plugin in vim?

auto-pairs seems like a great feature for vim. As per instructions, I copied the auto-pairs.vim file to ~/.vim/plugin/ and sourced the .vim file by executing :source % in the auto-pairs.vim file ...
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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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