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These are the default instructions using Vim 8's |packages| feature. See sections below, if you use other plugin managers.

  1. Create theme folder (in case you don't have yet):
mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/themes/start

If you use vim 8.0 (and not 8.2), you may need to use ~/.vim/pack/themes/opt instead.

  1. Navigate to the folder above:
cd ~/.vim/pack/themes/start
  1. Clone the repository using the "dracula" name:
git clone dracula
  1. Create configuration file (in case you don't have yet):
touch ~/.vimrc
  1. Edit the ~/.vimrc file with the following content:
packadd! dracula
syntax enable
colorscheme dracula

Install using other plugin managers

If you use vim + pathogen:

cd ~/.vim
git submodule add bundle/dracula

Place colorscheme dracula after execute pathogen#infect().

If you use vim + vundle:

Plugin 'dracula/vim', { 'name': 'dracula' }

Place colorscheme dracula after call vundle#end().

If you use vim-plug (`as` will install the plugin in a directory called 'dracula' instead of just 'vim'):

Plug 'dracula/vim', { 'as': 'dracula' }

Place colorscheme dracula after call plug#end().

If you use spacevim, put the following in ~/.SpaceVim.d/init.toml:

  colorscheme = "dracula"
  colorscheme_bg = "dark"
  repo = "dracula/vim"
  name = "dracula"
  merged = false

Note that dracula must be in your 'runtimepath' to load properly: Version 2.0 introduced autoload functionality for part of the plugin, which doesn't work without 'runtimepath' properly set. Consult your plugin-managers documentation to make sure you put dracula on the 'runtimepath' before loading it.

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Made with by Zeno Rocha
under MIT license