Vim + Ruby + CommandT = win

23 Mar 2012

So I’ve been trying to get vim working on my macbook with the command-t plugin for file searching. I spent quite a while trying to get it working a while ago and finally did a really simple thing and it just worked.

cd ~
git clone ~/.vim
cd ~/.vim
git submodule update --init
ln -s ~/.vim/vimrc ~/.vimrc
sudo mv /usr/bin/vim /usr/bin/vim72
brew install
cd .vim/bundle/command-t/ruby/command-t/
/usr/bin/ruby extconf.rb

I’m using rbenv with ruby 1.9.3-p125 as my main ruby, but you need to make sure that you compile command-t against whatever ruby vim as compiled with. The homebrew-dupes forumla uses the system ruby (which lives at /usr/bin/ruby) and even if you have rbenv global set to another ruby, you can always directly use the system ruby.

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