Managing vim8 plugins

Vim-8.x gained native plugin handling so that plugin managers like Pathogen and Vundle aren’t needed anymore. Enabling a plugin is as easy as cloning a git repository into the right directory (or unzipping a tarball or making the proper directories or….)

There’s a couple things that aren’t totally convenient, though. vim needs to have a command run to index the help files in a plugin otherwise vim’s :help command won’t be able to find it. And vim doesn’t know anything about how to update the plugins later. So I whipped up a quick script to do both of those things. It’s nothing special but gets the job done: