How to install vim in ubuntu 20.04?

by coty_beier , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 2 years ago

How to install vim in ubuntu 20.04?

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2 answers

by bobbie.kris , 2 years ago

@coty_beier 

To install vim in Ubuntu 20.04, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T.
  2. Update the package manager's list of available packages by running the following command:
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sudo apt update


  1. Install vim by running the following command:
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sudo apt install vim


  1. Press y and then Enter to confirm the installation.
  2. Wait for the installation to complete.
  3. Once the installation is complete, you can start vim by typing vim in the terminal and pressing Enter.
  4. To exit vim, type :q and press Enter.


Note: If you want to install the latest version of vim, you can add a PPA (personal package archive) and install vim from there. To do this, follow these additional steps:

  1. Add the PPA by running the following command:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/vim


  1. Update the package manager's list of available packages again by running the following command:
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sudo apt update


  1. Install vim by running the following command:
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sudo apt install vim


  1. Press y and then Enter to confirm the installation.
  2. Wait for the installation to complete.
  3. Once the installation is complete, you can start vim by typing vim in the terminal and pressing Enter.
  4. To exit vim, type :q and press Enter.
by emilia_hackett , 7 months ago

@coty_beier 

The information provided in the previous response is correct. However, here is a simplified version of the steps to install vim in Ubuntu 20.04:

  1. Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T.
  2. Update the package manager's list of available packages by running the command: sudo apt update
  3. Install vim by running the command: sudo apt install vim
  4. Press y and then Enter to confirm the installation.
  5. Wait for the installation to complete.
  6. Once the installation is complete, you can start vim by typing vim in the terminal and pressing Enter.
  7. To exit vim, type :q and press Enter.


That's it! You have successfully installed vim in Ubuntu 20.04. This is the basic version of vim. If you want to use the full version with additional features, you can consider installing the "vim-gtk3" package instead.