How To Install Vim Text Editor on Debian 10

Install Vim Text Editor on Debian 10

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 through the step-by-step installation of the Vim command line text editor on a Debian 10 (Buster).

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:

vim

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.

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