How To Download, Install and Use Vim In Windows

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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 apt , yum , dnf and 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.

Download

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

ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim80-586.exe

64 Bit Installer

https://github.com/vim/vim-win32-installer/releases/download/v8.0.0003/gvim_8.0.0003_x64.zip

Portable

ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim80-586rt.zip

Install Vim

We can install vim for Windows with Windows style Next-> Next logic. Vim is installed to the C:\Program Files\Vim directory.

Install Vim

Install Vim

Use Vim

After installation the read me file is opened by newly installed vim . Which will look like this.

Use Vim

Use Vim

Windows vim provides some of its features with menu. As an example we can use following features from menu.

  • Save
  • Save All
  • Find and Replace
  • Find Next
  • Load Session
  • Save Current Session
  • Run Vim Script
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