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How to install vim on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install vim

Installing vim package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vim

vim package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name vim
version 2:7.4.1689-3
description Vi IMproved – enhanced vi editor
subsection editors
maintainer Debian Vim Maintainers

Uninstall vim

To remove just vim package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove vim

Uninstall vim and it’s dependent packages

To remove the vim package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove vim

Purging vim

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of vim from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge vim

To delete configuration and/or data files of vim and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove vim