Script Roundup: Vimproc, vCoolor


Vimproc (License: MIT) by Shougo is an asynchronous process manager. It’s a fork of Yukihiro Nakadaira’s proc.vim, and requires compilation to run.

Once it’s installed, you can run :VimProcBang to run a command and echo the results. You can also run :VimProcRead to paste the output of a command in the current buffer.

It also includes functions like vimproc#open and vimproc#system, so you could use it to build other plugins.

It takes a bit of work to get it running because it requires a compiled library, but it should work on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Cygwin, and Solaris.


vCoolor (GitHub: KabbAmine / vCoolor.vim) is a colour picker for gVim. It uses GTK+, and allows you to easily work with hex and RGB colours.

It also includes some colour conversion commands, like :Rgb2Hex and :Hex2Rgb.

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