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Install NERD tree vim plugin

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In the previous post I installed the vim package manager pathogen. Now we take advantage of this tool to install nerdtree for browsing local directories inside vim.

Install with

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone

Nest, start a vim session and type

:help NERD_tree.txt

To toggle the directory listing between visible and hidden states use


Written by Chris S

April 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Install pathogen.vim

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I am moving to vim as my main editor. To customize the environment, there are many plugins that make vim more powerful and easier to use. To start, I will install the plugin manager called pathogen. I will follow the install method detailed there and you should check the site for updates before proceeding.

mkdir -p ~/.vim/autoload ~/.vim/bundle;
curl -Sso ~/.vim/autoload/pathogen.vim

If the above doesn’t work because you don’t have curl installed, that is easy to remedy

sudo apt-get install curl

If you are new to vim and do not have a .vimrc file, create one with vim:

vim ~/.vimrc

and paste the following lines in a minimal .vimrc file

" Pathogen
execute pathogen#infect()
call pathogen#helptags() " generate helptags for everything in 'runtimepath'
syntax on
filetype plugin indent on

Otherwise, make sure these lines are added to your .vimrc file.

More Information

[1] Pathogen github site
[2] post

Written by Chris S

April 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm