I have installed cygwin in my windows machine and I have also selected some additional packages as part of my installation (like gcc etc). Now I want to add vim also to my existing cygwin set up. What is the procedure to add VIM to my existing cygwin set up ? Or is there some seperate binay for VIM in cygwin which I can untar and install. What is the best option in my current scenario?
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You need to run Cygwin's
I've blogged about this, with explicit instructions and a picture: Cygwin setup gotchas | Code and comments
After installing Vim you may find that things just don't seem to be what you are used to. That is because Linux systems usually have a default
You should get a nice
Run the Cygwin setup.exe and pick additional packages (search for vim), that executable is used to add packages and update existing ones; you should run it once a month to update to latest packages.