I'm just getting started with Vim. It's a fun experience, but I've found it to be kind of overwhelming. I'm trying to get this plugin installed, vim-airline, but I'm having a lot of trouble. The Installation section on the Github page simply states:
copy all of the files into your ~/.vim directory
Presumably, this means download the .zip, extract it, and copy all of those files into ~/.vim/. I did this, but Vim just starts up like normal, and running
:help airline just gives:
Sorry, no help for airline
I assume that this means it isn't getting installed. Also, the statusbar remains the same. I'm new to Vim and would really like to get this working. Thanks in advance!
EDIT: I also tried putting the files into /usr/share/vim/vim73/. No dice.
EDIT 2: I ran
:helptags ~/.vim/doc and now the help-page displays when I type
:help airline, but I'm still not getting the plugin itself (the status bar). Vim looks the same, but it can now display the help page.
Add set laststatus=2 to your vimrc.needs to be set.