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Why are helptags not shipped with plugins?

Part of the job performed by virtually all plugin managers in Vim is to create helptags, which will index the help files shipped with the plugins and will allow searching for commands and mappings ...
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How to load vim-javascript using Vim 8 native package manager?

I am long time Vim (Windows 10, gVim 8.1) user, happy as a clam with Vim 7. I have not used any of the plugin managers, just the one-off plugin from vim.org. I went looking for plugins to help with ...
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How do I get help for a specific package?

I am at a phase of cleaning up my choice of plugins and I want to read the documentation provided by a package through vim it self. With that in mind, I don't know a way to: get to the top of the ...
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How to load a “local” plugin with Minpac properly?

After moving from Vim-plug to Minpac, the only missing functionality has been to be able to load local paths. Actually I managed to make it work (details below), but I've got the feeling that there ...
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Shortcut for automatic execution

I've found the following command to execute Python or Matlab or any other language as far as I understand to execute code nnoremap <buffer> <F9> :exec '!python' shellescape(@%, 1)<cr&...
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How to properly initialize plugins with new vim 8 packages feature?

I'm using denite plugin and I have some intialization for it. call denite#custom#source( \ 'file_rec', 'matchers', ['matcher_fuzzy', 'matcher_project_files']) call denite#custom#var('file_rec/git'...
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Can I make Vim add `pack/*/start/*` directories to `runtimepath` without restarting?

Let's say that I've got a package set up like this: ~/.vim/pack/bundle/start/ vim-unimpaired/ vim-surround/ When Vim starts up, it automatically ...
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Can I have multiple `pack` directories?

I'm trying to understand how the packages feature in Vim 8 works. The documentation suggests doing the following: % mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/foo % cd ~/.vim/pack/foo % unzip /tmp/foopack.zip ...
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Vim 8 packages, how do I overwrite a default package?

I have installed Dr. Chip's netrw from his homepage, since it is newer and more often updated than the files that are part of the main Vim distribution. Before Vim 8 I always sued the Vimball install ...
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How can I run a ft-plugin with the new built-in package manager in Vim?

I'm testing the new built-in package manager. From :h packages: When Vim starts up, after processing your .vimrc, it scans all directories in 'packpath' for plugins under the "pack/*/start" directory....