[aur-general] An idea for vim scripts/plugins

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Sun May 10 11:31:10 EDT 2009

Sounds like a nifty idea.


On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 3:04 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> Being a Vim user and having just moved to Arch I noticed that most (all?)
> packages for Vim plugins install system wide.  This may not be desirable
> since
> it means all users get all the plugins, and not using pacman for plugins
> puts
> the burden of keeping up-to-date on the individual users.
> So, inspired by Debian's vim-additions-manager, I came up with a (fairly)
> light-weight solution: vim-scripts-mgr[1].  It looks for available Vim
> plugins
> in `/usr/share/vim-scripts` (one directory per plugin) and can install and
> uninstall individual plugins by adding symbolic links in ~/.vim for a user.
> I've already uploaded two Vim plugins that make use of it, Align[2] and
> haskellmode[3].
> I'd be thrilled if others who package Vim plugins would consider using it.
> /M
> [1]: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26318
> [2]: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26319
> [3]: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26343
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