Vim is Linux based opensource tool. The roots goes to the
vi editor. In Linux distributions vim can be easily installed via package managers like
zypper . Windows is the most popular desktop operating system. Vim is provided for Windows operating systems too. In this tutorial we will look how to download, install and use vim in Windows Operating systems.
Vim official web page provides download links for Windows operating systems. As Windows is mainly graphical user interface vim is provided with name
gvim which is graphical vim. We can download from following links.
32 Bit Installer
64 Bit Installer
We can install vim for Windows with Windows style
Next logic. Vim is installed to the
C:\Program Files\Vim directory.
After installation the read me file is opened by newly installed
vim . Which will look like this.
Windows vim provides some of its features with menu. As an example we can use following features from menu.
- Save All
- Find and Replace
- Find Next
- Load Session
- Save Current Session
- Run Vim Script