The command line
vim text editor utility is an invaluable tool for any system administrator. The
vim editor can be installed with a single
dnf command in case it is currently unavailable on your RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux system.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install vim text editor on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8.
- How to set vim as the system wide default text editor.
- How to set vim as the user default text editor.
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
How to install vim on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 step by step instructions
- To install the
vimtext editor on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 execute the following
dnfcommand to install package
# dnf install vim
- To set the VIM editor as the default system wide editor copy, paste and execute the following lines in you terminal:
# cat <<EOF >>/etc/profile.d/vim.sh export VISUAL="vim" export EDITOR="vim" EOF
- To set the VIM editor as the default user editor copy, paste and execute the following lines in you terminal:
$ cat <<EOF >>~/.bash_profile export VISUAL="vim" export EDITOR="vim" EOF