Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because Fedora 21 has reached its end-of-life support.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing VIM (Visual editor IMproved or Vi IMproved), an open-source text editor, on Fedora 21.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 21 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step #1: The InstallationAs a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
yum -y updateThen let’s install VIM (Visual editor IMproved) and any required packages:
yum -y install vim-enhanced
Step #2: Verify the Application is AvailableNow verify that the application is available by using the following command:
~ VIM - Vi IMproved ~ ~ version 7.4.640 ~ by Bram Moolenaar et al. ~ Modified by <firstname.lastname@example.org> ~ Vim is open source and freely distributable ~ ~ Sponsor Vim development! ~ type :help sponsor for information ~ ~ type :q to exit ~ type :help or for on-line help ~ type :help version7 for version info