March 5, 2012

Fix VIM in Ubuntu

An issue that I've noticed over the last couple releases of Ubuntu is that the "tiny" version of VIM is installed by default. This for me has always been a big issue, as a number of the controls in the regular VIM don't work in the "tiny" version. Luckily for us though, this is a very easy and quick fix. Just install the vim-gtk package using apt-get.

sudo apt-get install vim-gtk

You'll now have the full version of VIM, as well as the GUI version.

Tags: apt-get Ubuntu Vim