I have installed Cygwin on 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 setup. What is the procedure to add Vim to my existing Cygwin setup? Or is there some separate binary 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.