Sunday, September 16, 2018

Install Vim 8.1.0374 on Ubuntu (16.04, 18.04) and Linux Mint (PPA)

Vim is a greatly improved version of the good old UNIX editor Vi. Many new features have been added: multi-level undo, syntax highlighting, command line history, on-line help, spell checking, filename completion, block operations, script language, etc. There is also a Graphical User Interface (GUI) available. Still, Vi compatibility is maintained, those who have Vi "in the fingers" will feel at home. See runtime/doc/vi_diff.txt for differences with Vi.

This editor is very useful for editing programs and other plain text files. All commands are given with normal keyboard characters, so those who can type with ten fingers can work very fast. Additionally, function keys can be mapped to commands by the user, and the mouse can be used.

Vim runs under MS-Windows (NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Macintosh, VMS and almost all flavours of UNIX. Porting to other systems should not be very difficult. Older versions of Vim run on MS-DOS, MS-Windows 95/98/Me, Amiga DOS, Atari MiNT, BeOS, RISC OS and OS/2. These are no longer maintained.

A Vi clone
Vim provides the power of the de-facto UNIX editor Vi, with a more complete feature set. It is useful whether you're already using Vi or you write code with any other text editor of your choice. It is highly configurable, specially crafted to deliver efficient text editing on a mainstream operating system (see the section below for supported OSes).

To install Vim 8.1.0374 on Ubuntu (16.04, 18.04) and Linux Mint :

Adding this PPA to your system
You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:jonathonf/vim to your system's Software Sources.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/vim
sudo apt-get update

Install Vim 8.1.0374 on Ubuntu (16.04, 18.04) and Linux Mint, open terminal and follow this command :
sudo apt-get install vim

after installation is completed, open vim on  ubuntu dashboard :

To remove, do :
sudo apt-get remove vim
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