vim-6.1.289: description + notes

VIM is an improved version of the editor "vi", one of the standard text editors on UNIX systems.

VIM adds many of the features that you would expect in an editor: Unlimited undo, syntax coloring, split windows, visual selection, graphical user interface (read: menus, mouse control, scrollbars, text selection), and much much more.

VIM runs on many operating systems:

AmigaOS, AtariMiNT, BeOS, DOS, MacOS, MachTen, OS/2, RiscOS, VMS, and Windows (95/98/NT4/NT5/2000)

and, of course, on UNIX in a lot of flavours:

A/UX, AIX, BSDI, Convex, DYNIX/ptx, DG/UX, DEC Unix, FreeBSD, HPUX, Irix, Linux Debian,_RedHat,_Slackware,_SuSE,..., MacOSX, NetBSD, NEXTSTEP, OpenBSD, OSF, QNX, SCO, Sinix, Solaris, SunOS, SUPER-UX, Ultrix, Unixware, Unisys.

The Motif version of gvim relies on the app-defaults file to configure it for the SGI Irix Interactive Desktop (IID) Look&Feel. Please follow the instructions below to enable gvim IID integration.

This product installs its X application default files in /usr/freeware/lib/X11/app-defaults, which is not on the default X search path. There are several ways to extend your X search path. The XUSERFILESEARCHPATH, XAPPLRESDIR, XFILESEARCHPATH, and XENVIRONMENT environment variables all affect resource file loading. The easiest methods are to either create a gvim symlink in /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults or to add code similar to this to your startup scripts:

(If XUSERFILESEARCHPATH is already set we append the new directories separated by a colon, otherwise we simply set it to the new colon-separated list. The line wrapping above is for clarity; the actual value should be a single line with no embedded whitespace or backslashes.)

The VIM home page has more information.

To auto-install this package, go back and click on the respective install icon.