Sometimes, it's useful to line up text. Naturally, it's nicer to have the computer do this for you, since aligning things by hand quickly becomes unpleasant. While there are other plugins for aligning text, the ones I've tried are either impossibly difficult to understand and use, or too simplistic to handle complicated tasks. This plugin aims to make the easy things easy and the hard things possible, without providing an unnecessarily obtuse interface. It's still a work in progress, and criticisms are welcome.
See Aligning Text with Tabular.vim for a screencast that shows how Tabular.vim works.
See doc/Tabular.txt for detailed documentation.
If you don't have a preferred installation method, I recommend installing pathogen.vim, and then simply copy and paste:
mkdir -p ~/.vim/bundle
git clone git://github.com/godlygeek/tabular.git
Once help tags have been generated (either using Pathogen's
command, or by pointing vim's
:helptags command at the directory where you
installed Tabular), you can view the manual with