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Howto enable only one plugin to test?

I need to test a vim plugin. The problem: I already have my vim setup in current env, so ~/.vimrc is occupied. I want to issue a command like vim -u <blah..blah> that maybe specifies the plugin ...
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Plugin management on Windows?

I am really new to vim and have been trying to use it more over the past months. Issue is I cannot get the plugins to work, I have followed the steps on vim plug github and some other sites. I am on ...
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Multiple plugin managers [duplicate]

I found out that a plugin I really like doesn't support the plugin manager I like, So the question is, can I use multiple plugin managers at the same time with vim? If so, I think I can use another ...
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Why are inclusion guards used in vim plugins?

I see the following common pattern in the beginning of vim plugins (where NAME is a placeholder for some plugin identifier): if exists("g:loaded_NAME") finish endif let g:loaded_NAME = 1 For ...
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Installing NeoBundle packages with Plug

I have a plugin that only has install instructions for NeoBundle. I primarily use Plug, however. I tried copying the GitHub path from the NeoBundle instructions to a Plug command considering the two ...
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How to profile save time

Sometimes it takes a really long time to save a file out. Saving the same file after various changes takes various amounts of time. It does not seem to be related to file size. I've disabled any ...
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What does <SID>some_function() . '_' mean? in particular, . '_' part

While I was studying Tpope's vim-commentary, I was struck by a line that contains the topic of this question. I am referring to one of the lines in Tpope's vim-commentary: https://github.com/tpope/vim-...
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Hierarchical auto-populated menu

I'm aware of vim menu and plugins such as vim-venu and quickmenu, but they need to be manually configured. Is there a way to populate vim menus with all commands available organized in a ...
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Can you recognise this debugging system? How can I switch it off?

New to vim, and learning python. After I run code I get debugging comments like you can see in this screenshot on the left (S> and >>): When I move to a line marked S> I can see below in my status ...
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Is it possibile to get out of brackets automatically after just one word?

I'm currently using pear-tree as an automatic brackets closing plugin. So when I type, for example: print( I get print(|) The functionality I'm looking for is to get the cursor out of the brackets ...
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Setting up fzf and integrating it with vim

I am trying to setup fzf and use it with vim, tried to follow the instructions in the git repo but could not get things to work. I was successfully able to install fzf and use the :FZF command in vim....
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Plugins working in vi but not gvim

I am using a Windows 10, 64 bit machine, with gvim 8.1.1 installed (See screenshots below). I am using Vi version 8.1 which was installed as part of my git bash - version 4.4.23. I have never ...
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Unable to conditionally test for presence of a plugin command & invoke it

I have the following code in my vimrc if exists(":Goyo") augroup LatexGoyo autocmd! autocmd BufReadPost,BufNewFile *.tex Goyo augroup END else augroup LatexColumnSet ...
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Find the location of a directory at runtime to provide a default directory

I want to move some scripts that I have made to some sort of standalone plugin. The content would look like myplug/ plugin/ mydefaultdir/ For the scripts, I require a set of files which could ...
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matchparen made a wrong match on angle brackets

I used the MatchParen to match the parenthesis while coding C++ projects. Here is my config in .vimrc: hi MatchParen cterm=underline ctermbg=NONE ctermfg=DarkCyan set matchpairs+=<:> However, ...
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how to load vim8 optional packages in vimrc?

I am trying to load my optional language packages based on filetype. I am using vim8 native package feature. In vim I can load them with :packadd vim-javascript. However, I read in :help packadd - (...
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How can I hide *.extension~ files by using auto hide plugin?

I have successfully hidden undo files by using this auto hide plugin, but I could not hide any *.extension~ files. suppose I created a.txt Now there are two files shown in windows explorer a.txt a....
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Best way to avoid clobbering other vim plugins with global commands

I'm developing a vim plugin. There will be some global-level functionality that's not specific to a particular filetype. Is there some kind of registry of commands being used by vim packages? How ...
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Vim Jedi Plugin — Add .sage filetype

,g$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$P. OS: Debian 9.9 stretch ,g$$P"" """Y$$.". Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.19.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 ,$$P' `$$$. Uptime: 3h 17m ',$$P ,ggs. `$$...
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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 access any given vim plugin documentation?

I am new to vim and I've been asking a bunch of questions on here, most of which has to do with plugins. What is the correct way to access the documentation for plugin? As an example, I am using the ...
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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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How to clear multi lines in command zone

I'm working with vim + some plugins to code c++. Sometimes, because of some bug or some executing sequence issue, the command zone will show me two or three lines as below: As you can see, I got two ...
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Turning off global plugin for a filetype

I have a plugin/smartcom.vim that I don't want to load for a filetype I have called cheat (for cheatsheets). The smartcom plugin has tab completion that I don't need for my cheat files. I tried ...
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Vim 6.4 broke after adding plugin file to runtimepath

I am working on a group server and using Vim 6.4 there. And because admin there doesn't let us install new software or having any plugin-manager, I have to manually add those plugin files to ...
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How to use plugin provided value in statusline?

Some vim plugins provides functions especially designed to be used for statusline rendering. For example, in my .vimrc I create the status line format string like this: ... set statusline+=%{...
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Detecting whether colorscheme is available [duplicate]

How can I detect whether a color scheme installed via a vim-plug plug-in is available? For context, I'm trying to automate my Vim setup on a new machine, pulling the vimrc from a git repository. The ...
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Vim 8 on Windows doesn't see plugins directory

I am using Vim 8.1 on Windows 10 and with a default package manager Vim doesn't see plugins in C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vimfiles\pack directory. Did I put in into incorrect place? EDIT: It is the ...
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How to write to a temproary buffer in a plugin

I've started to write my first vim plugin, a simple timer. I want to be able to set a timer for an arbitrary amount of time, and have it notify me once that time has passed. I've got it all working, ...
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Why does autoload/myplugin.vim get sourced?

I noticed that when functions in plugin/myplugin.vim are named using the autoload convention, function! myplugin#myfunction(), the file autoload/myplugin.vim gets sourced on vim startup, even though ...
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The difference between a plugin script and a sourced script

First, apologies for attempting to ask a complicated question since I would not be able to provide a lot of details, however, one might catch something that I am missing. I have a vim script, that is ...
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What is the configuration equivalent to `gg`?

call feedkeys('gg', 'int') seems to work, but what would be the Vim configuration language equivalent?
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Easiest way to insert LaTeX matrix?

Recently I found myself in a situation that need to type in quite a number of matrices to LaTeX by hand, so I was wondering if there are some tools that can help me to save some keystrokes. The ...
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Syntax folder under plugin/foo/syntax/foo.vim not automatically applied when filetype change?

I have a plugin under nvim/plugin/foo, but the syntax file nvim/plugin/foo/syntax/foo.vim is not automatically applied when the filetype change, but if I put it under nvim/syntax/foo.vim it works I'...
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Can't echo messages from inside async functions

CASE 1: Have your autocmd command be setup like this: autocmd User ALELintPost call SayHello() " ALELintPost is async And your SayHello function set up like this function! SayHello() abort ...
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Dein options to only load plugin if dependent program found

I'm trying to set up Dein to load the gen_tags plugin. However, if Universal/Exuberant Ctags or GNU Global aren't found on the path, I get the following error message when trying to start nvim: ...
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Setting syntax in ftplugin

I’m trying to set the syntax of Processing files (*.pde) to java with a ftplugin. .vim/ after/ ftdetect/ pde.vim ftplugin/ processing.vim In after/ftdetect/pde.vim I ...
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Unable to Open NERDTree

I'm new to Vim, and for the paste couple of weeks, I've been using NERDTree with no problems. However, I recently added a few key mappings and am now unable to open NERDTree with the <C-n> ...
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Why vim plugins have a check on &cp

I'm trying to wrap my head around vim plugin development and I see a constant check on a variable to see if the plugin has already been loaded like: if exists('g:loaded_plugin') || &cp finish ...
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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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Unable to detect filetype which is set forcefully inside a custom plugin

I have following line in my vimrc- autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.COB,*.PCO set filetype=cobol "force filetype as cobol for .COB and .PCO files And I have put below lines in my custom plugin at the ...
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Call vim command from shell, and suppress output while it operates

I'm setting up a vim environment install script. I'm using vim-plug for plugin management. What I'd like to do is, from the install.sh, run vim and call PlugInstall to trigger plugin download and ...
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Why do plugins check v:version < 700?

I see this guard clause at the top of a lot of plugins, if exists("g:loaded_thisplugin") || v:version < 700 || &cp finish endif let g:loaded_thisplugin = 1 Is there something specific about ...
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how to set a watch in the vim debugger

I use DBGp Remote Debugger Interface for debuggign in vim. which works excellent, but it's missing some things that I would like to have: a watch variable features (most important) auto complete when ...
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Vim stops treating “<Plug>” as a keyword to call functions in insert mode

I have the following configuration in my vimrc file. inoremap <C-A> <Plug>InsertComment And somewhere in my vim folder I defined inoremap <silent> <Plug>InsertComment <...
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Is there a way to lock a buffer from changing?

I have NERDTree open all the time and sometimes I forget I have my cursor in there and I try to switch my main window to another buffer and it switched the NERDTree one, which get super annoying after ...
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Why does `vim-plug` add the .vim file to .vim/autoload and not .vim/plugin?

I am new to Vim plugins and am looking to use the vim-plug plugin manager. The installation instruction advises me to download the .vim file and add it to ~/.vim/autoload. curl -fLo ~/.vim/autoload/...
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Looking for a good Database Visualization Tool [duplicate]

I'm jealous of my co-workers using phpstorm etc to visualize the db schema etc.. I was wondering if there was a solution for that on vim? I googled around and found this https://github.com/vim-scripts/...
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Call function only when the plugin is loaded

I use Plug as my plugin manager and have this line: Plug 'MyPlugin', { 'for' : 'c'} which means it should only load the plugin MyPlugin when a file of the filetype c is opened. This works fine, but ...
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How can I use Tabularize to align by spaces, but ignore spaces in end-of-line comments?

Simple question: I might have content formatted like item1 item2 # this is a comment longer_name1 foobarbaz # another comment that I want to see aligned as follows: item1 item2 # this is ...