git clone ''

(ql:quickload :tpope.vim-salve)


Static Vim support for Leiningen, Boot, and the Clojure CLI.

Leiningen ran… [the ants] would get to him soon, despite the salve on his boots.

– from “Leiningen versus the Ants”



If you don't have a preferred installation method, I recommend installing pathogen.vim, and then simply copy and paste:

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://

Once help tags have been generated, you can view the manual with :help salve.


Why does it sometimes take a few extra seconds for Vim to startup?

Much of the functionality of salve.vim depends on knowing the classpath. When possible, this is retrieved from a fireplace.vim connection, but if not, this means a call to lein classpath or boot show --fake-classpath.

Once retrieved, the classpath is cached until a project manifest file changes: for Leiningen project.clj or ~/.lein/profiles.clj, for Boot build.boot or ~/.boot/profile.boot, for the Clojure CLI deps.edn or ~/.clojure/deps.edn.


Copyright © Tim Pope. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See :help license.