Vim is also known as Vi Improved. It is an open source graphical and command-line utility that aims to deliver a full-featured text editor. The stable major version of Vim is released after more than ten years. Which gives you interesting new features, such as channels, JSON, Jobs, Timers, Partials, Lambdas, Closures, Packages and more. Test coverage has been increased, many bugs were fixed, this is a rock stable version.
We can get a more Detailed information from their Official Page
Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are:
- Persistent, multi-level undo tree
- The extensive plugin system
- Support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats
- Powerful search and replace
- Integrates with many tools
In this article, We will be known about the installation of Vim 8.0 in Linux.
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First Download Source code by using Wget command as follows
The sample Output is as follows
[root@localhost ~]# wget https://codeload.github.com/vim/vim/zip/master --2016-09-18 03:30:40-- https://codeload.github.com/vim/vim/zip/master Resolving codeload.github.com (codeload.github.com)... 18.104.22.168 Connecting to codeload.github.com (codeload.github.com)|22.214.171.124|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 14111440 (13M) [application/zip] Saving to: ‘master’ 100%[============================================================================================>] 14,111,440 638KB/s in 9m 24s 2016-09-18 03:40:05 (24.4 KB/s) - ‘master’ saved [14111440/14111440]
Now unzip the master file by using unzip command as follows
Change into the src directory in vim-master directory by using the cd command.
Now run the configure file as follows
Now execute the command make as follows
Now run the make install command
The installation of Vim 8.0 successfully completed on your machine.
Now Enjoy the latest version of Vim on your machine.