Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
  20 reviews

Vim is an almost compatible version of the UNIX editor Vi.

Many new features have been added: multi level undo, syntax highlighting, command line history, on-line help, filename completion, block operations, folding, Unicode support, etc.

This package contains a version of vim compiled with a rather standard set of features. This package does not provide a GUI version of Vim. See the other vim-* packages if you need more (or less).
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BigJonMCMLXX 2 years ago

doesnt open on linux mint 20.3 (and in Snap Store its version 8.x)

dutymountain 4 years ago

There are better editors, to be sure. But vi(m) has a huge advantage over all the rest: it is essentially the same as it was in the 1980's. I learned to use it very well 35 years ago, and it does everything a text editor should do, to this day. No learning new commands, or menus, or whatever. It's still my go-to when I need to edit text.

danielgolo8 4 years ago

You have to spend time learning it, but once you get to know how to use it it gives huge returns. Lightweight, powerfull, minimalist.

fernandocabral 6 years ago

Awesome! Beause of this, I chuckle when I read a comment like that by Hammer549. I use every and modern editors, but none -- none at all -- beats vi (or vim) when you have a dirty task at hand. If you can't see this, either you have never had something complex to accomplish with an editor, or you did it labouriously by hand when vi could have done it for you hands down.

bfrost 6 years ago

Essential editor!

Hammer459 8 years ago

Why dress up a line editor from the 60's in pretend GUI? VI (and thus Vim) is ED from the early beginning of Unix in 1969. There are many decades newer editors and programming environments such as Emacs or Eclipse

Jano1505 8 years ago


muratersin 8 years ago

Not bat for begginer programmers.

WireMilitia 8 years ago

This is a must have application. Weird things happen when using "VI" out of the box in mint 17.2. Backspace doesn't work and arrow keys display A B C D. Do yourself a favor; install this and run command: alias vi="vim"

stevendobay 8 years ago

I think vim's category is mostly Programming not Office.

Juan-Guillermo 9 years ago

Me gusta.

lib2know 9 years ago

Why play a 3D game, if VIM plays as many dimensions as your harddisk has textfiles?
Everything will be difficult until you invest 30 minutes in vimtutor (not the longest 30 minutes in your live ;-)

pjstew 9 years ago

Powerful, lightweight, reliable, and a whole lot more! The extentions are amazing too. NERDTree's one of my favs.

cruizer 9 years ago

best code editor

ANTFEMg2 9 years ago

Excellent! Big return on the time invested in learning the interface.

Deezel 9 years ago

Powerful and userfriendly

jahid_0903014 9 years ago

necessary editor

Lenon 9 years ago

vim is like sim. arigato. danyabad

brego 9 years ago

Everyday necessary tool as a spoon ): Bram -- great men!

peakhunt 10 years ago

simply the best!