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Vim-Plug vs Vundle: What are the differences?

What is Vim-Plug? A minimalist Vim plugin manager. A minimalist Vim plugin manager.

What is Vundle? The plug-in manager for Vim. Vundle is short for Vim bundle and is a Vim plugin manager.

Vim-Plug and Vundle can be primarily classified as "Tools for Text Editors" tools.

Some of the features offered by Vim-Plug are:

  • Easier to setup: Single file. No boilerplate code required.
  • Easier to use: Concise, intuitive syntax
  • Super-fast parallel installation/update (requires +ruby)

On the other hand, Vundle provides the following key features:

  • keep track of and configure your plugins right in the .vimrc
  • install configured plugins (a.k.a. scripts/bundle)
  • update configured plugins

Vim-Plug and Vundle are both open source tools. Vundle with 20K GitHub stars and 2.28K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Vim-Plug with 15.2K GitHub stars and 683 GitHub forks.

What is Vim-Plug?

A minimalist Vim plugin manager.

What is Vundle?

Vundle is short for Vim bundle and is a Vim plugin manager.

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