Introduction – By default, Fedora Linux ships with vim-minimal package that provides vi command. There is no syntax-highlighting for vi commands. Hence, you must install an enhanced version of VIM. This page shows how to Install VIM (Visual editor IMproved) on Fedora Linux 32/33.
How to search for an enhanced version of VIM on Fedora
Last metadata expiration check: 0:22:45 ago on Friday 18 January 2019 11:22:12 PM IST. vim-enhanced.x86_64 : A version of the VIM editor which includes recent
Get information about vim-enhanced package in Fedora Linux, run:
dnf info vim-enhanced
Available Packages Name : vim-enhanced Epoch : 2 Version : 8.2.1770 Release : 1.fc32 Architecture : x86_64 Size : 1.6 M Source : vim-8.2.1770-1.fc32.src.rpm Repository : updates Summary : A version of the VIM editor which includes recent enhancements URL : http://www.vim.org/ License : Vim and MIT Description : VIM (VIsual editor iMproved) is an updated and improved version of the : vi editor. Vi was the first real screen-based editor for UNIX, and is : still very popular. VIM improves on vi by adding new features: : multiple windows, multi-level undo, block highlighting and more. The : vim-enhanced package contains a version of VIM with extra, recently : introduced features like Python and Perl interpreters. : : Install the vim-enhanced package if you'd like to use a version of the : VIM editor which includes recently added enhancements like : interpreters for the Python and Perl scripting languages. You'll also : need to install the vim-common package.
How to install VIM enhanced on Fedora Linux 32/33
The procedure to install vim-enhanced is as follows.
Step 1. Update Fedora Linux software
Execute the following command to update package database:
sudo dnf update
Step 2. Install vim-enhanced in Fedora
Type the following dnf command:
sudo dnf install vim-enhanced
Step 3. Verify VIM installation in Fedora Linux
Next, verify that vim working:
Step 4. Create bash shell aliase
Now you can remove vim-minimal and use the full version of vim. For more information see the vim text editor web site here.
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