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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Configuring plugins

Plugins often expose commands for you to map to and variables to change plugin behavior. It's a good idea to review the available options and commands for the plugins you use. Sane plugin defaults make a huge difference in experience. Creating shortcuts that are easy for you to remember will help you remember how to use the plugin you forgot about in a few months.

Vim allows for the creation of global variables, which are primarily used to configure plugins. Global variables are usually prefixed by g:. You can find a list of configuration options in the plugin documentation by running :help <plugin-name> and looking for options.

For example, opening a help file for the CtrlP plugin (by running :help ctrlp) and searching ...

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