Please install Dropbox before continuing.
Install vim with
$ sudo apt-get install vim
I like to have access to same vim configuration on every machine I use. I created the following structure in my DropBox folder (Note trailing slashes indicate folders):
Dropbox/ config/ vim/ .vimrc .vim/
Next, I created symlinks from my home folder to my Dropbox vim files:
$ ln -s ~/Dropbox/config/vim/.vimrc . $ ln -s ~/Dropbox/config/vim/.vim
When I make changes to my vim configuration, it immediately synchronizes to all of my other machines.
SnipMate is a plugin that provides sophisticated snippet capabilities in vim. It utilizes vim’s file type detection and wires the appropriate snippets in insert mode.
Download the plugin and follow the installation instructions:
$ unzip snipMate.zip -d ~/.vim
Be sure that
set paste is not enabled in your
Study the included snippets in
$HOME/.vim/snippets. To add a new file type, open the file e.g.
myfile.md and query
It returns a type (in this case mkd). Create a new file called
$HOME/.vim/snippets and add your file type specific snippets.
Since you’ve configured this with Dropbox, your snippets will be available everywhere.