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I want to install and use the famed LargeFile plugin to help make opening large files quicker and easier. I've installed other plugins for gVim successfully, by simply placing the '.vim' file in the /plugins folder. But this plugin is a little different, in that it comes as a gzipped '.vba' file. After I unzip it, what do I do next? As I understand it, the same author created vimballPlugin.vim, which is supposed to execute it?

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If you open the .vba file in gvim, you should see at the bottom of the screen, probably in red,

***vimball*** Source this file to extract it? (:so %)

Following those instructions, execute

:so %

That will install all the components of the LargeFile plugin and update the help tags file.

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