These projects work closely with the vim-scripts.org mirror:
- vundle makes it easy to find
and install plugins without ever leaving the Vim environment.
is a small Ruby script that reads your .vimrc to determine which plugins
you want, then installs and removes plugins to match.
- vimmer is a command-line utility
and Ruby gem to install, update and remove Vim plugins.
- Also see the alternatives below. They don't use the mirror but
some of them make downloading scripts much easier.
These projects help manage the plugins once they're downloaded:
- Pathogen and its lightweight alternative
Unbundle allow you to store your scripts
~/.vim/bundle/ instead of one gigantic communal directory tree.
can be thought of as a mix of Pathogen and
Less software is more. If you want to manage your plugins
by hand, here are some docs.
These perform their own package management instead of using the
Also see the question on StackOverflow.