Configuring Vim

👋 Welcome, I can show you how to configure vim to make it look prettier and improve file browsing. You will also find tips on how to set up your .vimrc file plugins.vim file

  1. Making Vim Prettier. Inside your .vim directory make a directory called “colors”

    cd ~/.vim
    mkdir colors
    wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gosukiwi/vim-atom-dark/master/colors/atom-dark-256.vim
  2. Your .vimrc file. Paste this code in your .vimrc file
  3. Then do

    touch .vim/plugins.vim
  4. Install a plugin manager like Vundle

    git clone https://github.com/VundleVim/Vundle.vim.git ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim
  5. Then in your ~/.vim/plugins.vim file. Paste this code inside plugins.vim. Then install the plugins using this command inside the ~/.vim/plugins.vim file


    This should install all your plugins

  6. Download ctags Then type this in the project you want to be searchable. You might have to create a tags/ directory in your project

    ctags -R

    I hope this helps

Pranay Aryal

Pranay Aryal

Software Developer

Read More