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How to install ctrlp fuzzy finder for vim

How to install ctrlp fuzzy finder for vim

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Using a fuzzy finder for vim is life changing. I've used two different fuzzy finders: command T and ctrlp. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but I prefer ctrlp simply because its easy to install. For more information on ctrlp click here. This guide should work on most versions of OS X and Linux.

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To clone from github: git clone https://github.com/kien/ctrlp.vim.git ~/.vim/bundle/ctrlp.vim

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Add the following to your vimrc file: set runtimepath^=~/.vim/bundle/ctrlp.vim To edit vimrc type: vim ~/.vimrc

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To restart vim simply close the program and reopen.