How to Install VIM in CentOS
You need to manually install VIM on a system running CentOS.
Vim, or VI enhanced, is the successor of the famous vi editor which is found almost in every Linux distribution even on a recovery environment and has some nice features like syntax highlight for files and other useful stuff.
To install it and use in CentOS all you have to do is input the following :
Once done you can enjoy the full benefits of a full featured and very powerful text editor.
vim is a highly configurable editor, and it is best to configure vim to your liking as vim by default has all the nice features turned off. It will read the file .vimrc in your home directory before it starts (~/.vimrc).
set history=700 " Sets how many lines of history VIM has to remember set nocampatible colo delek syntax on set showmode set autoindent set smartindent set backspace=eol,start,indent set expandtab set tabstop=4 set shiftwidth=4 set ruler set number set ignorecase set smartcase set hlsearch set backup set backupdir=~/vim/tmp/ set nowrap set laststatus=2 set cmdheight=2