In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Vim Text Editor on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Vim is an open-source and free tool with a command-line interface and a Graphical User Interface. It is especially useful for editing config files and programs written in Shell, python, Perl, c/c++, and more. The latest release of Vim includes a few new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Vim command line text editor on a Debian 10 (Buster).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Vim.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Vim Text Editor on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Vim Text Editor on Debian 10.
Now run the following command to install Vim:
sudo apt install vim
It will show all the packages that will be installed with Vim. Press Y or enter when prompted and you should have Vim installed in a few seconds.
Step 3. Accessing Vim Editor on Debian.
Once successfully installed, you can start the vim editor. Run the following command to open the editor:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Vim. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Vim command line text editor on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Vim website.