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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Plugin spotlight: vim-dispatch

Tim Pope supercharges the :make command, makes it asynchronous, and adds a whole bunch of syntactic sugar and additional commands to support its use. A big chunk of vim-dispatch became obsolete with Vim 8.1 rolling out terminal mode support, however, depending on your preferred workflow, integration with different terminal emulators can be very useful. You can get vim-dispatch from GitHub at https://github.com/tpope/vim-dispatch.

If you’re using vim-plug, you can install vim-dispatch by adding Plug 'tpope/vim-dispatch' to a list of your plugins and running :w | source $MYVIMRC | PlugInstall.

Here are some highlights:

  • :Make allows you to run a task in a different window (only if you're using tmux, iTerm, or ...

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