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How To Setup Macvim for Maximum awesomeness

January 03, 2014

I have been using vim for almost 5 years now. For some time, I even switched to Sublime text2 but I am finally back home. Well, the following guide is only for macs. Sorry GVIM users! Here is the latest screenshot of my macvim:


As you can see, it has a nice Filebrowser that is way more clean and intuitive than NERDTree.


First and foremost down this build of Macvim from alloy’s fork: Macvim Unzip it and then put the Macvim.app into your Applications.

Follow these instructions to have the same in your Mac.

First of all do this:

git clone git@github.com:vinitkumar/.vim.git
git clone https://github.com/gmarik/vundle.git ~/.vim/bundle/vundle
cd .vim
cp vimrc ~/.vimrc
cp vimrc.before ~/.vimrc.before
cp vimrc.bundles ~/.vimrc.bundles
vim +BundleInstall +qall

Install the peepopen app from here: Peepopen. When installed open peepopen and set MacVim as your default editor.

Once you are done with these steps you have a super awesome development IDE optimised for Python/JS/Ruby development.


Credit must be given to @alloy and @topfunky for creating these wonderful addons to Vim.

Happy hacking!

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