Vim 8.0 is Released



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
--2016-09-18 03:30:40--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||: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

 unzip master

Change into the src directory in vim-master directory by using the cd command.

 cd vim-master/src

Now run the configure file as follows



Now execute the command make as follows



Now run the make install command

make install


The installation of Vim 8.0 successfully completed on your machine.


Now Enjoy the latest version of Vim on your machine.