Whenever moving into a new development environment, I usually follow the steps to bring my vim environment back.
1. Runtime Configurations (.vimrc)
Some good examples for newcomers may be:
2. Installing Plugins
pathogen.vim is the one who manages runtimepaths so that you can install other vim plugins. Once you install it by the following command:
mkdir -p ~/.vim/autoload ~/.vim/bundle && \ curl -LSso ~/.vim/autoload/pathogen.vim https://tpo.pe/pathogen.vim
Make sure you have the next line in your .vimrc:
Clone plugins into
Once pathogen.vim is set, look out for the git repositories of the famous plugins and clone them into the vim bundle directory. Here are several of the plugins that I find essential:
3. Mapping Keys
4. Setting Themes
You can set pretty themes that can colorize your vim window.