I am trying to install gvim81.exe on multiple computers. The /s switch isn't working and /? doesn't give any results. Does anyone know how to silently install this version?
You can consider to use a gvim msi package, e.g. from https://github.com/petrkle/vim-msi/releases.
msiexec supports a wide variety command line options.
/passive seams to be one you are looking for (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/msi/standard-installer-command-line-options).
msiexec /package vim-8.1.55.msi /passive
I have been using the official Windows installer from the site. It worked pretty well on 10+ Windows machines, across multiple years (5+). They are the "best" in terms of the integration with Windows ==> when you right click on two files, there should be a
Diff with Vim option.
- Download link: https://www.vim.org/download.php#pc
To note, there are other popular Vim builds, like the one salchint has suggested. Here goes one more:
- Cream's Windows installer for Vim without Cream. You can find the link at the bottom of the Cream download page
Lastly, I would recommend using
scoop to install Vim on Windows. I have just updated all my Vim-on-Windows installation on 4 of my Windows 10 machines this afternoon using the
scoop method. Bring up a Powershell with Admin right, and issue the following commands:
set-executionpolicy remotesigned -scope currentuser iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh') scoop install vim
In the end, you need to populate your home directory (
C:\users\<username>) with one more file and one more folder:
.vimrcfile), which configures all aspects of Vim;
~/vimfiles==> on Windows, the
ftpluginfolders should go into this folder. (This should be the Unix equivalent of