Augmenting Utilities in Vim Editing Software

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I want to add more powerful features to my vim editing software platform. Can you show me some plug-ins I can use in conjunction with vim to get the full power out of it? How do you install plug-in in vim? Is the procedure the same for both Windows and Linux platforms or each has a different installation procedure?

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Augmenting Utilities in Vim Editing Software

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Since you are looking for plug-ins to extend the functionality of Vim, here are several of the best Vim plug-ins.

  • SuperTab – this plug-in allows you to use the Tab button on your keyboard for all your insert completion tasks. To try this plug-in, visit SuperTab Vim Plug-in. To install the plug-in, download and copy supertab.vmb to any folder in your hard drive. Open the file in Vim [$ vim supertab.vmb] and then source the file [:so %].
  • ShowMarks – this plug-in gives a visual representation of the location or position of marks. Marks are helpful when jumping back and forth between fascinating points in a buffer but keeping track can be hard. This plug-in puts a sign in the leftmost column of the buffer where the sign specifies the location and label of the mark. To try this, visit ShowMarks Vim Plug-in. To install, download and unpack the ZIP file to your $HOMEvimfiles or $HOME/.vim folder.
  • SearchComplete – this plug-in allows you to tab-complete words while you are typing in a search. To try this, visit SearchComplete Vim Plug-in. To install, download and copy SearchComplete.vim to your plug-in folder.

To check other Vim plug-ins, please visit 15 Best Vim Plug-ins.

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