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How can a plugin find where it is itself located? You need to expand() <sfile>. Assuming your code resides in myplug/plugin/<somefile.vim>: # the first :h is to skip the script name; # the second is to skip "plugin/" part let s:mydefaultdir = expand("<sfile>:h:h") . "/mydefaultdir" ... let g:scriptdir = get(g:, 'scriptdir', s:mydefaultdir)...


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how to load vim8 optional packages in vimrc? The way to load vim8 optional packages in your vimrc is to use the :packadd! command, which will add them to your 'runtimepath', which will make the opt plugins load together with the ones in start. In your particular case: packadd! vim-javascript The examples you give hint that what you're actually trying to ...


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Pathogen will not manage (update, install, etc.) your plugins for you. You have to do that yourself. And a good way to do that yourself is to install plugins simply by cloning their Git repos to the ~/.vim/bundle folder. Then you can update them with one-line loops. For example in Bash you could do this: for i in ~/.vim/bundle/*; do git -C $i pull; done ...


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