You should be using vundle
Vundle is a vim plugin manager, ala pathogen.
Vundle allows you to specify in your vimrc what vim plugins you wish to load, and it’ll automatically download (git clone if possible) and enable vim plugins.
Vundle can get a name of a plugin as it appears in the vim plugin directory, a github
:user/:repo style string, and even a full git url.
Vundle 'Syntastic' "uber awesome syntax and errors highlighter Vundle 'altercation/vim-colors-solarized' "T-H-E colorscheme Vundle 'https://github.com/tpope/vim-fugitive' "So awesome, it should be illegal
Vundle also updates your vim plugins with a simple command :
Vundle is awesome, it saves a lot of the manual work needed in pathogen.
Even more if your installing your vim plugins manually, oy vei.
However, there’s always the fuss of getting it installed on a fresh machine. Adding these lines to your .vimrc, fixes that :
" Setting up Vundle - the vim plugin bundler let iCanHazVundle=1 let vundle_readme=expand('~/.vim/bundle/vundle/README.md') if !filereadable(vundle_readme) echo "Installing Vundle.." echo "" silent !mkdir -p ~/.vim/bundle silent !git clone https://github.com/VundleVim/Vundle.vim ~/.vim/bundle/vundle let iCanHazVundle=0 endif set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/vundle/ call vundle#begin() Vundle 'VundleVim/Vundle.vim' "Add your bundles here Vundle 'Syntastic' "uber awesome syntax and errors highlighter Vundle 'altercation/vim-colors-solarized' "T-H-E colorscheme Vundle 'https://github.com/tpope/vim-fugitive' "So awesome, it should be illegal "...All your other bundles... if iCanHazVundle == 0 echo "Installing Vundles, please ignore key map error messages" echo "" :VundleInstall endif " Setting up Vundle - the vim plugin bundler end
This will clone vundle and activate it, and install all your bundles (if vundle is not installed).
Disclaimer : Works on my machine ;)
This should work on any *nix machine, although windows 7 should cope with it too (not tested lately)