How to install ctrlp fuzzy finder for vim

John John (304)
3 minutes

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 ~/.vim/bundle/ctrlp.vim

Add the following to your vimrc file:

set runtimepath^=~/.vim/bundle/ctrlp.vim

To edit vimrc type:

vim ~/.vimrc

To restart vim simply close the program and reopen.

Dayne Dayne (57)

You probably already know how to use vim's basic undo and redo features. For a quick refresher, read this short tutorial on how to use vim redo and undo.