Vim is a short form of Vi IMproved. It is an open-source and free tool with a command-line interface and a Graphical User Interface. This article will show you how to install vim editor on Debian 11 using the terminal.

To get started, you need to open up a terminal with root privileges and update your repositories. Run the following command.

apt update

When the command runs, this will take several minutes to complete.

apt update

Next, run the following command to install the vim editor.

apt install vim

When you are asked for a confirmation, press Enter from the keyboard and wait for the operation to complete. This may take several minutes depending on your internet connection.

Install vim Editor on Debian

When the operation completes, you can start the vim editor. Run the following command to open the editor.


This will open up an editor where you can start writing, copying, and saving the file.

Vim Editor

If you want to learn how to use this editor, please explore my other related article here on like How to password protect a file in Vim.

How to Install vim editor on Debian 11

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