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You can load ANY module in vim 8, without a module loader.

1. Update .vimrc

First add packloadall to your .vimrc:

.vimrc:

packloadall

2. Create the plugins directory

Then create a directory ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start:

mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start

Note: the name plugins is actually arbitrary - you could just as well call it ~/.vim/pack/foobar/start, as all folders under pack will have all .vim files under their start folder loaded

3. Clone a plugin (any plugin)

Finally, clone the plugin repo (i.e. syntastic, sensible, etc) into the start folder.

No change is required by the plugin author. All existing plugins will work.

git clone --depth=1 https://example.com/example.git ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/example

Example: vim sensible

All you need in the git URL of the the project.

git clone --depth=1 https://tpope.io/vim/sensible.git ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/sensible

How to Update Vim 8 Plugins

ls ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start | xargs -I{} git pull {}

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2020-4-21



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