Thursday, August 15, 2013

How to install VIM text editor on Lubuntu

Most linux distro comes with the standard vi text editor, for editing file when you're on command line. The vi text editor is one of the most important tool on linux.

But as newbie, i found that vi is very frustrating, hard to use, and that's why we need vim (vi improved), a better version of vi that's easy to use.

To install vim on lubuntu is easy, just type :
sudo apt-get install vim
So instead using vi, now you use vim, for example you want to edit the networking configuration file (/etc/network/interfaces), instead of typing :
sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
Now you just type this :
sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces
This will bring the vim instead of vi editor.

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