How to install full vim

Asked by non7top

select-edit only shows vim.basic as an option, but I need a full version, aka vim-enhanced and not just a basic version. apt-get install vim says vim is already installed, vim-enhanced does not exist.

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said :

It depends what enhancements you need. "basic" is still considerably enhanced compared to vim-tiny, which is stripped-down to a feature set somewhat similar to traditional vi.

The vim-nox package adds support for various scripting languages: Lua, Perl, Python, Ruby, and Tcl.

If you want a GUI version, the packages to choose between are vim-gtk, vim-athena, and vim-gnome, which add support for their respective GUIs on top of the feature set of vim-nox.

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David Hoeffer (d-hoeffer) said :

vim-nox or vim-gtk are probably what you want. Once installed, select-editor will show them as well.

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non7top (non7top) said :

Thanx, vim-nox seems to be what I need.

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non7top (non7top) said :

Though I should say that vim-nox is a totally misleading name for that package. At least I don't get it how the nox translates to enhanced version with plugins.

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said :

The name comes from Debian; any suggestions would be best reported to the Debian vim maintainers. (It means "no X", so it's in contrast with the flavours that include support for various environments based on the X Window System.)