how to install vim on linux

If you are using linux so you are very much familiar with vim editor. Here I will show how install vim editor on linux box using command line.

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install vim on linux

how to install vim on linux

how to install vim on linux

If your OS does not have vim then use following command.


[root@siwan]# yum install vim-X11 vim-common vim-enhanced vim-minimal
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * addons: hpc.arc.georgetown.edu
 * base: mirrors.netdna.com
 * extras: mirrors.greenmountainaccess.net
 * updates: mirror.cogentco.com
Setting up Install Process
Package 2:vim-X11-7.0.109-6.el5.i386 already installed and latest version
Package 2:vim-common-7.0.109-6.el5.i386 already installed and latest version
Package 2:vim-minimal-7.0.109-6.el5.i386 already installed and latest version
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vim-enhanced.i386 2:7.0.109-6.el5 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

===========================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                             Arch                                        Version                                                 Repository                                   Size
===========================================================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 vim-enhanced                                        i386                                        2:7.0.109-6.el5                                         base                                        1.2 M

Transaction Summary
===========================================================================================================================================================================================================
Install      1 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 1.2 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
vim-enhanced-7.0.109-6.el5.i386.rpm                                                                                                                                                 | 1.2 MB     00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
 Installing     : vim-enhanced                                                                                                                                                                        1/1

Installed:
 vim-enhanced.i386 2:7.0.109-6.el5

Complete!

Following are the common commands for doing editing with vim editor.

#vim somefile

some keys

i – for insert the text

escape – going to back

:18 – for going to line no 18

:w –  write and save the file

:q! –  quit the file, without saving

:wq! –  saving and closing the file

shift +g – going to bottom of file

page up – page up

page down –  page down

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