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Dracula Theme for Vim
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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 it yet):
  • \*nix:
# vim 8.2+ mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/themes/start # vim 8.0 mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/themes/opt
  • Windows: create directory $HOME\vimfiles\pack\themes\start or $HOME\vimfiles\pack\themes\opt, according to your version.
  1. Navigate to the folder above:
  • \*nix:
# vim 8.2+ cd ~/.vim/pack/themes/start # vim 8.0 cd ~/.vim/pack/themes/opt
  • Windows: navigate to the directory you created earlier
  1. Clone the repository using the "dracula" name:
git clone https://github.com/dracula/vim.git dracula

(Or use your favorite GUI client, or download the ZIP)

  1. Edit your vimrc file with the following content:
if v:version < 802
    packadd! dracula
syntax enable
colorscheme dracula

The location of the vimrc varies between platforms:

  • \*nix: ~/.vim/vimrc or ~/.vimrc
  • Windows: $HOME\vimfiles\vimrc or $HOME\_vimrc

Install using other plugin managers

Navigate to your vim directory (\*nix: ~/.vim; Windows: $HOME\vimfiles)

git submodule add git@github.com:dracula/vim.git bundle/dracula

Place colorscheme dracula after execute pathogen#infect().

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

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' } :PlugInstall

Place colorscheme dracula after call plug#end().

  • If you use spacevim, put the following in ~/.SpaceVim.d/init.toml:
[options] colorscheme = "dracula" colorscheme_bg = "dark" [[custom_plugins]] 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. For |packages|, versions 8.2 and later will autoload start packages correctly even in your vimrc.