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Questions about the installation procedure of Vim and potential errors encountered in the process.

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Can you install both Vim 7 and Vim 8 on CentOS 7.9?

I teach classes that cover both Vim 7 and Vim 8. Is it possibly to install Vim 7 and Vim 8 together on CentOS? If so, how? Everything I've have looked at so far covers updating Vim 7 to Vim 8. I ...
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Vim installs with 3.5.2 even with ./configure 3.6 ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install vim with python3.6 in order to be able to use YouCompleteMe. I cloned the source repository and install with commands: ./configure --with-features=huge \ ...
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Install Vim with +clipboard support but without Gvim?

My distribution comes with a minimal version of Vim. vim --vesrion returns -clipboard, so the * and + registers interact (copy/paste) with the primary and clipboard do not work. The resources I've ...
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set clipboard=unnamedplus not wok

I am a newbie in vim and I added set clipboard=unnamedplus in .vimrc but doesn't work , in my previous os, I had the same problem and I fixed it by reinstalling vim using source and adding some extra ...
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How to tell Vim 8 to use a specific python interpreter?

I'm trying to setup deoplete for Vim in mac os. One requirement for this is to install pynvim which I did with pip3 install pynvim Now within Vim, :python3 import pynvim throws an error ImportError: ...
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Error when installing Vim

I cloned Vim from the GitHub repo and then run ./configure --with-features=huge \ --enable-multibyte \ --enable-rubyinterp=yes \ --enable-python3interp=yes \ ...
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I think I have three different versions of neovim installed, how do I use the npm installed one?

I ran npm install -g neovim I get version neovim@4.9.0 If I run nvim --version I get v0.4.3 How do I use the npm installed neovim instance?
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How to install stable version of neovim on Ubuntu 18.04

No matter how I do it, I seem to get the nightly or the 0.2.2 version. How do I install the stable version of Neovim. I have too many issues in the nightly. I used sudo apt install neovim and when I ...
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How do you install 64-bit version of vim 8.2 from gvim82.exe?

The download page clearly states that the gvim82.exe installer has an option to choose which version of vim to install, a 32- or a 64-bit. I cannot find this option. The installed vim is 32-bit, while ...
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How can I fix my dependencies installing vim

I had vim working for a while and uninstalled it for no good reason. To reinstall it I gave the following commands: sudo apt-get update I get warnings that the respository deadsnakes/ppa and pycharm/...
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Why doesn't Vim recognize that I have Python installed?

I'm on the latest version of Arch Linux. The version of Vim from the Arch repos doesn't have python support, so I downloaded the source code and built it from that. I have checked, and Python support ...
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:GhostInstall does not work

Note: I am fairly new to NeoVim. So far I have installed plugins by simply unzipping the plug-in master folder into the directory /usr/share/nvim/runtime/plugin. In case there is no master folder I ...
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How to update vim on centos7?

By default, the version of vim on centos7 is 7.4. I want to update it to vim 8. There are some questions with 'https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/mcepl/vim8/repo/epel-7/mcepl-vim8-epel-7.repo -o /...
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Vim shows error when running python3

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 First, I ran apt-get install python3-dev ruby-dev Then, I installed vim using the instructions in the website, using make distclean, make and make install (This was like the tenth ...
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How to ensure files are copied to VIMRUNTIMEDIR when building Vim 8.1 from source and specifying a prefix?

I compiled vim 8.1 for Ubuntu 16.04 x64, from source, by following Valloric's excellent guide on the subject. Although that guide is for an older version, it was really simple to check out the correct ...
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install / repair help system

I built vim from source on Arch Linux and the help system is not present. I do not see any help-related options when I do vim --version. I assume it is either broken somehow or not installed. How can ...
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Unable to install most recent gvim 8.1 on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, when I do vim --version in the terminal I get: VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Jan 6 2019 14:05:44) Included patches: 1-699 However, when I do gvim --version I get: VIM - ...
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what is the installation size of vim?

How much space does vim take up in for example Ubuntu 18.04.1? I'm not sure how to check, I don't want to apt purge and then install again
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Compiling Vim with python3 showing E370: Could not load library libpython3.7m.a

I have been trying to compile Vim with python3 on my Mac for many hours, as a result, it looks fine now, as the following: VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Dec 9 2018 00:37:54) macOS ...
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How to install Vim 8.1 Silently on Windows?

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?
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Installing a Vim package. syntax highlighting does not turn on

I want to use the nuweb.vim extension for syntax highlighting nuweb files. Long story short, nuweb files are basically a super-set of latex files. There is added syntax and markers to embed code-...
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vim process memory consumption increase with time

Folks, I am running my vim-8.1.1 compiled in my debian stretch system. The vim process slowly eats up to 40% of my system memory in about 4-5hours. No big files opened. ~4 tabs opened (each with 2 ...
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How to compare two different Vim installs?

Basically, I want to compare which features were enabled when each installation of Vim was compiled. If there's also other significant differences between the two installations, besides their feature-...
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Vundle not instaling Plugins / Ignoring

I installed Vundle via git clone https://github.com/VundleVim/Vundle.vim.git ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim, and have my .vimrc as: set nocompatible " be iMproved, required filetype off ...
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How to add “Edit with gVim Easy” context menu item in Windows 10

I originally just wanted to change the context menu item: Edit with Vim to Edit with gVim Easy and adjust the respective command appropriately. But since I found out, some DLL is responsible ...
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Unable to uninstall VIM installed from source

I installed VIM by compiling from source a while back following the instructions here. At that time, for some reason, I didn't use checkinstall, as a result I can't uninstall it using sudo apt-get ...
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How to create an Edit-with-Vim context menu entry for Vim 8.1 on Windows 10

The Explorer context menu entry does not get created by the installer. Windows 10 Pro v1803 (64-bit). What I have already tried: Installed Vim 8.1 using the stock Windows installer https://ftp.nluug....
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Neovim on Manjaro- No ~/.config/nvim file being created on install

I just installed neovim on a fresh Manjaro install and my ~/.config/nvim directory isn't being generated. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and I still have the same issue. I also ran a search for ...
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Vim 8 built locally with custom prefix — doesn't find tutor right off the bat

I tried to install vim from source. I do not have sudo rights. So, i cloned the last revision from github, and configured as follows: ./configure \ --with-features=huge ...
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Trying to compile vim with python 3.6. Where is my config directory?

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to Linux, only started using it recently. However, I am trying to compile vim with python because I am using latex live preview and it needs a python compiled vim ...
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Why is Vim for Debian compiled without clipboard?

I'm curious as to why the default Debian package for vim (the one you normally get by sudo apt-get install vim) isn't compiled with clipboard support? Neither the regular -clipboard or -Xterm-...
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how to install vim with python support for debian strech

I installed debian strech two days ago. I installed vim and configured some plugins. I always encountered the following error while opening any file: vim app.py Error detected while processing /home/...
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How to avoid dependency conflics when installing vim from source?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 and want to use YouCompleteMe with vim for python and c++ code completion. YouCompleteMe requires vim 7.4.143+, which is higher than what I get with apt-get, so I follow this ...
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How can I download and easily install 64-bit Vim for Windows? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 10. I want to view a 3.8 GB log file. I'd rather use Vim, not less(1). I looked at this question, but it really only tells me how to download 64-bit Vim, not how to install it. (...
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How to enable +python feature in vim

I want to install a vim plugin, this plugin needs a +python feature, so when I open vim and type :version it displays -python. How can I make it enable?. Thanks.
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Install vim features

I have installed a tiny vim version without the clipboard feature. Can I load this feature for the current version or do I have to install another version of vim? $ vi --version VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 ...
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How to install a colorscheme with a plugin manager [duplicate]

I was wondering if someone could assist me in installing a color scheme for VIM? I literally have spent all day yesterday and this morning trying to figure it out. I am using a shell-client (ubuntu) ...
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How can I get a newer version of Vim on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu's packages can be pretty old, but for some desktop programs (like Vim) I'd much rather have the latest version, as newer versions often fix various bugs. How can I get a reasonably recent Vim ...
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Which compile flag enables “balloonexpr”?

When loading a session file from another machine I get errors of the form E518: Unknown option: balloonexpr= Which is one of the more obscure features of Vim that I don’t seem to have compiled in. ...
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Vim 8.0 Python support

I'm trying to upgrade my Vim installation to version 8.0, but it doesn't support both Python and Python 3 as the below image. (PS: Because of this problem, I cannot use the YCM (YouCompleteMe) plugin ...
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Error when building Vim from source: 'cannot find -lieee'

I'm building VIM from tag 8.0.0022 with this conf: ./configure --with-features=huge \ --enable-pythoninterp \ --with-python-config-dir=/usr/lib/python2.7/config \ --with-features=huge \ --enable-...
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Vim compiled with python3 but has('python') returns 0

I just followed these instructions to compile vim with python 3: https://github.com/Valloric/YouCompleteMe/wiki/Building-Vim-from-source After the install I checked to see if I have python3: vim --...
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Python integration in Vim on Raspberry Pi

I am relatively new to programming, and I built a mobile computer with a Pi at its heart to learn on the go. Ideally, I would use Vim as my IDE for Python 3. However, every attempt at installation ...
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How to turn off completion (enabled by default in Arch)?

When I install vim from repository on Arch Linux, it has a completion feature that I don't like. What is it called and how do I turn it off? (It is active even with a blank .vimrc.) I would rather get ...
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Can I still use console vim if I install a GUI version?

If I purge my existing vim-full installation and install a GUI version like vim-gnome or vim-gtk, can I still use it in the text mode I am familiar with? What if I am using it from a terminal via SSH?...
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Vim compilation requirements for Nvim-R

I use Vim 7.4.521 under Kubuntu 14.04.4. I downloaded and installed Nvim-R 0.9.5 (for Vim >= 7.4.1829) via :so %. Doing the following: $ vim somefile.R on a file containing R code results in Vim ...
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How do I install Neovim with GUI and msgpack support in Ubuntu?

I would like to get Neovim because of its msgpack API and clear roadmap of development, but it is not in Ubuntu 16.04's repositories. Command 'gvim' from package 'vim' (main) Command 'gvim' from ...
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I want to change where the Vim folder is located

For example, if my path is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim And I want it to be: C:\Users\~\Documents\Vim How do I do that so I will still be able to call "gvim" on CMD, for example?
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Where is my vim installed?

My vim was installed on debian8 with the apt-get command. apt-get install vim $ find / -name 'autoload' /usr/share/vim/vim74/autoload $ find / -name '.vim' The above command can find nothing. $ ...
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How can I build vim with just python 3 support?

I'm on Arch, and recently the vim-python3 and gvim-python3 packages were removed, so I'm working on building vim from source such that the :python command will act as python3. Specifically, I'm doing ...