Vim comes standard with most modern Linux distributions, but some of the minimal installation doesn’t include vim editor default. This tutorial will help you to install Vim text editor on your Linux system. Here are a some of the extended vim features:

Supports multi-level undo tree Vim provides extensive plugin system Provide support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats Powerful search and replace options Provides integration with multiple tools

How To Install Vim in Linux

In most modern Linux distributions, you can install Vim editor from the default repositories using the package manager, but the available version you will get is a little older.

On Ubuntu Debian and LinuxMintsudo apt install vim For CentOS, RHEL and Fedorasudo dnf install vim On Arch Linux and Manjaro Systemssudo pacman -S vim OpenSuse Systemssudo zypper install vim

You can default package manager on other Linux distributions to install Vim. If the latest Vim version is not available, use below method to install Vim using source code.

Compiling Vim Using Sources Code

On some of the Linux distributions, the latest Vim may not be available under the official software repositories. Then, you can download the Vim source code from Github and compile it your Linux system. Follow the below steps to compile Vim from source code: That’s it. You have successfully installed latest Vim on your Linux system.


In this tutorial, you have learned to install latest Vim on Linux systems. Also includes instructions to compile Vim from source code and install. Next, you can like other articles like Search in Vim, Save file in Vim or exit from Vim editor.

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