Setting Up the Vim Terminal Editor
Here’s how to setup Vim based on how I currently use it. All you need to do is clone the SkilStak Configuration Vim project repo and run
install. Even if you have your own Vim configuration you might like to review mine for ideas — particularly setting up Vim Plug package manager.
But First …
Step by Step
Change into the
cd cd repos
You can either just clone it publicly.
Cloning Public Read-Only Project Repos
git clone http://gitlab.com/skilstak/config/vim.git
Or you can use the SSH version
Cloning Public and Private Read-Write Project Repos
git clone email@example.com:skilstak/config/vim.git
Now check to make sure you have it.
Once you have the
vim/ directory from cloning it you can change into it and run the
cd vim ./install E185: Cannot find color scheme solarized Press ENTER or type command to continue.
enter. The errors are because it is installing the plugins for the first time even though your
.vimrc is trying to use them. You don’t need to worry about that.
Now open anything with
vim and you should have solarized colors. You may still need to setup a solarized terminal.
Forking Your Own Copy of Vim Repo
As you become more advanced you will want to customize your own copy of the Vim repo. At that point forking it so you have your own copy is better because the changes you make will be saved only to your copy and you can still update if the upstream repo is ever changed in a way that you also want to add.