How To Install Vim 7.4 On Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04, Linux Mint 16, 15, 13 And Debian Sid

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Vim 7.4 has been released. It brings many features and improvements to the previous version, Vim 7.3. As you may know, Vim is one of the most popular text editor on Unix and Linux systems.

how to install Vim 7.4 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Debian Sid.In this article I will show you how to install Vim 7.4 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Debian Sid.

Vim 7.4 is available in the default repositories of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Linux Mint 16 Petra and Debian Sid, so installing it on Ubuntu and Linux Mint is easy. All you have to do is:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install vim

To install Vim 7.4 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia and Linux Mint 13 Maya, we have to add a third-party PPA. Do this for a successful installation:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fcwu-tw/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install vim

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5 comments on “How To Install Vim 7.4 On Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04, Linux Mint 16, 15, 13 And Debian Sid
  1. Amet13 says:

    Thanks. Mint 15. All OK.

  2. Shehzan says:

    Hey
    I am using Linux Mint 14 and Linux Mint 15 on different computers. The Mint 15 one worked like a charm but it did not work on 14 (which is not listed on this blog). I think the new repo is not able to update.
    Is there any way to upgrade vim on Linux Mint 14?
    Thanks!

  3. Eagle says:

    It works for me in Ubuntu 12.04, thank you.

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