26th August, 2008

Vimoutliner Plugins

Filed under: vim — admin @ 2:31 pm

I’m a big fan of Vimoutliner and use it for a variety of tasks. I recently managed to break my installation and thought I would document it here for future reference. Vimoutliner comes with a couple of plugins to support checkboxes next to items (for easy to do lists) and a technique called ‘hoisting’. Somehow in one of my frequent updates to my configuration I had lost support for both of these features.

It turns out that there is a small difference between the default configuration for Vimoutliner and the way I set up my Vim environment. By convention extension scripts for Vim are stored in a ‘plugin’ directory under your Vim home (which is ~/.vim by default) and that is where, amongst others, I had place vo_checkbox.vim and vo_hoist.vim. But for reasons known only to itself I have just discovered that Vimoutliner looks for extension scripts in a directory called ‘plugins’ (notice the plural). So a quick directory add and a couple of svn move‘s later and I was back in business.

2 Comments

  1. You should check out TKDO, a todo system based off of vim outliner.

    https://edge.launchpad.net/tkdo

    Comment by Paul Hummer — 27/08/2008 @ 9:21 am

  2. You should check out TKDO, a todo system based off of vim outliner.

    https://edge.launchpad.net/tkdo

    Comment by Paul Hummer — 27/08/2008 @ 9:21 am

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