I was fortunate enough to, just today, pick up a new computer. My first hardware in over 4 years, I had been holding off. Once my trusty MacBook Pro bit the dust last night and I found out the repair cost was extraordinary, I bit the bullet.
So, you’re probably in a similar place. You relatively recently got a shiny new Macintosh and you’re so excited to start writing code and making a difference with those skillz of yours. Except one this is missing: Command-T.
Lucky for you, sir, I am here to help. OS X Maverick’s built-in vim distribution comes with Ruby support already (which it needs for Command-T) so you’re good there. Now you need to download and compile Command-T. Should be easy, right? Well, not quite.
Mavericks was notable for Ruby users because it ships with Ruby 2.0. All previous versions that I had ever used shipped with 1.8.7 so this was a huge bonus. Problem is, your pre-installed vim wasn’t compiled with 2.0.0, it was compiled with 1.8.7.
To check this, run the following in vim in NORMAL mode:
For me, that output
1.8.7-p358. So that means the Ruby verison that vim is
1.8.7-p358, and we need to compile Command-T with that version. To do
so, install it:
Boom! Now download and install Command-T:
Aaaaand boom, you’re done. Open up
vim and type your leaderkey then
,t) to launch the prompt.
If you get a weird SIGTERM error when you launch
vim, then you installed
Command-T with the wrong Ruby version. Remove