30 May 2012

Just another Vim configuration

Posted on May 30, 2012

I finally did the move and switched to Vim as my main editor during the last days. I already have used Vim for editing in the terminal especially on a server.

Till now I have used the Janus Vim Distribution but I decided that if I want to use Vim full time I will have to go the hard way and I’ll have to build my own configuration from scratch. So I removed my current configuration and started with an empty .vimrc file and actually used Vim to build the new configuration.

My configuration is a remix of Janus, The Vim Configuration of Champions, YADR and some various tips and tricks I found on the net.

It’s not completely finished yet but it’s pretty usable. If you want to give it a try you can find it on github.

Vim is still pretty hard for me to use but I hope that I will get to full speed soon. My only fear is that I won’t be able to use a regular editor anymore…


First backup and remove your current Vim installation and then execute the following commands in your terminal:

> git clone http://github.com/code2k/dot_vim.git .vim
> cd .vim
> ./bootstrap.sh