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scriptease.vim: A Vim plugin for Vim plugins

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I make so many Vim plugins I had to make a Vim plugin for making Vim plugins.


  • :PP
    : Pretty print. With no argument, acts as a REPL.
  • :Runtime
    : Reload runtime files. Like
    , but it unlets any include guards first.
  • :Disarm
    : Remove a runtime file's maps, commands, and autocommands, effectively disabling it.
  • :Scriptnames
    : Load
    into the quickfix list.
  • :Messages
    : Load
    into the quickfix list, with stack trace parsing.
  • :Verbose
    : Capture the output of a
    invocation into the preview window.
  • :Time
    : Measure how long a command takes.
  • :Breakadd
    : Like its lowercase cousin, but makes it much easier to set breakpoints inside functions. Also
  • :Vedit
    : Edit a file relative the runtime path. For example,
    :Vedit plugin/scriptease.vim
    . Also,
    , etc. Extracted from pathogen.vim.
  • K
    : Look up the
    for the VimL construct under the cursor.
  • zS
    : Show the active syntax highlighting groups under the cursor.
  • g=
    : Eval a motion or selection as VimL and replace it with the result. This is handy for doing math, even outside of VimL.
  • Projections for projectionist.vim.

See the

for details.


Install using your favorite package manager, or use Vim's built-in package support:

mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/tpope/start
cd ~/.vim/pack/tpope/start
git clone
vim -u NONE -c "helptags scriptease/doc" -c q

Once help tags have been generated, you can view the manual with

:help scriptease


See the contribution guidelines for pathogen.vim.


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Copyright (c) Tim Pope. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See

:help license

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