Update runtime files
When you obtain the latest version of Vim and apply all the patches, you still
don't have the latest version of the runtime files (syntax highlighting,
indenting, filetype plugins, etc.). That is because no patches are made for
The recommended way is to use the git repository at github.
You can fetch the files easily, but you still need to install them.
See This page for how to get files
If you do not want to build a new binary, you can manually copy the runtime
files to the right place:
% cd vimgithub/runtime
% cp -rf * $VIMRUNTIME
Find out the value for $VIMRUNTIME inside Vim:
- This will NOT remove deleted files (using rsync might work better).
- Some updated scripts may not work with with an older Vim binary
Another method which directly overwrites the files:
% cd $VIMRUNTIME
% wget https://github.com/vim/vim/archive/master.tar.gz -O- |tar zfx - vim-master/runtime/ --strip-components=1