vim-startify 0,1,0,1,4 travis-ci

:link: The fancy start screen for Vim.

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This plugin provides a start screen for Vim and Neovim.

It provides dynamically created headers or footers and uses configurable lists to show recently used or bookmarked files and persistent sessions. All of this can be accessed in a simple to use menu that even allows to open multiple entries at once.

Startify doesn’t get in your way and works out-of-the-box, but provides many options for fine-grained customization.

Installation and Documentation

Use your favorite plugin manager.

Using vim-plug:

Plug 'mhinz/vim-startify'

It works without any configuration, but you might want to look into the documentation for further customization:

:h startify
:h startify-faq


Startify in action!

That’s it. A fancy start screen for Vim.

(Almost all visible features enabled. Colorscheme: vim-janah.)


The Vim 7.4.898 from macOS 10.12 (/usr/bin/vim) comes with a bug, that opens files with readonly set. Don’t use this Vim from 3 years ago. Use homebrew or MacPorts to get a current version.

Author and Feedback

If you like my plugins, please star them on Github. It’s a great way of getting feedback. Same goes for issues reports or feature requests.

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