What is the correct way to include the plugins that are part of the vim-scripts package? Nothing from the vim-scripts folder seems to be included automatically. Plugins in /usr/share/vim/vim73 are available, plugins in /usr/share/vim-scripts are not.


When you install vim-scripts, vim-addon-manager gets installed as a dependency. You can use vam to enable plugins.

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    I'm on precise server btw. Interestingly enough, vim-addon-manager is only a "recommendation" and the command is vim-addons on my system. sudo vim-addons -w install detectindent installed it to /var/lib/vim/addons (-w for system-wide install, otherwise it ends up in the current user's home directory). Thanks! – slosd Nov 13 '12 at 19:24
  • Ah, that changed between precise and quantal then :) – Dennis Kaarsemaker Nov 13 '12 at 19:26

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