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Pro Vim by Mark McDonnell

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CHAPTER 17

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Plug-ins

Here we are, finally, at the section that new Vim users are usually most excited about: plug-ins! So why is this such an interesting part of the Vim experience? Well, this is where the fun part happens. You get to enhance Vim with all sorts of additional functionality. If you can imagine it, chances are someone has written a Vim plug-in for it. For some users, plug-ins are as much a part of their fundamental Vim experience as choosing a color scheme for your editor.

But on the practical side of the fence, plug-ins offer us the facility to extend an already very powerful text editor with features it was never designed to handle. ...

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