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Linux Cloud Server 2014 Hosting – ASPHostPortal.com :: Installing and Using the Vim Text Editor on a Cloud Server

Introduction

One of the most powerful text editors accessible from the command line is the vim editor. Built on the foundation of “vi”, an editor dating back to 1976, vim adds additional functionality and power, while maintaining the editing style of its predecessor.

Installation

Due to vim’s wide-spread use on the Linux command line, it is available in almost every distribution’s default repositories.

On Ubuntu and Debian, use apt-get to install:

sudo apt-get install vim

On Fedora and CentOS, install with yum:

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