I have started using instead of Pathogen


  • Move your old ~/.vimrc file out of the way.

  • Move your old ~/.vim folder out of the way.

  • Create the following folder:

    mkdir -p ~/.vim/autoload
  • Change into the folder and download pathogen.vim:

    cd ~/.vim/autoload/
    wget --no-check-certificate
  • Add the following to the top of your ~/.vimrc file:

    " the pathogen plug-in must be the first in this file:
    call pathogen#helptags()
    call pathogen#runtime_append_all_bundles()


  • Create a folder for plug-in bundles:

    mkdir ~/.vim/bundle/


To install a plug-in:

  • Locate your plug-in and check out the source code into the bundle folder:

    cd ~/.vim/bundle/
    git clone git://