A file broswer for macvim?


So in my foray into learning vi/vim, I’ve discovered a wonderful fork of the already awesome macvim with a built-in file-browser. Now, apparently you can add a file browser to any vi/vim with plugins, but this version is written in Obj-C so it’s native to OSX.

And of course with my luck the fork hasn’t been updated in almost a year.

So I spent a few minutes today to fork the fork and merge in all the latest commits from the upstream macvim repo.

If anyone wants to use this fork, the easiest way is with homebrew, just edit the macvim formula:

brew edit macvim

Find this line:

head 'https://github.com/b4winckler/macvim.git', :branch => 'master'

And replace it with this:

head 'https://github.com/jocelynmallon/macvim.git', :branch => 'split-browser'

Then install from head (be sure to uninstall the old version first if you already had it installed):

brew install macvim --HEAD --override-system-vim

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