Note: If you are very new to vim. I would suggest you take a walk thru https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/vim-essential-plugin-nerdtree–net-19692 and the free content from https://laracasts.com/series/vim-mastery

Have been trying to get working over vim, since all the other editors at one point of time have given a problem of some sort.

Here are the features I use in a text editor while coding:

  • browse thru project folder
  • open files in tabs
  • search for word in files
  • search for a filename to open from current project.

 

And this is what I have configured it as now, seemingly a better Sublime for me now!

First install pathogen (http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2332)
-> Then install nerd tree (https://github.com/scrooloose/nerdtree)
-> Install easygrep for searching (https://github.com/dkprice/vim-easygrep)
-> then, https://github.com/kien/ctrlp.vim

Installing plugins is just copy pasting the plugin folders into the ~/.vim/bundle folder once you have pathogen installed.

Now my editor looks like:

Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 4.30.22 PM.png

Will discuss more on the usage of this for effective development process later in future posts!

You can get my vimrc file from here

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