I am accessing a Windows server remotely and only have a powershell CLI. After downloading vim for windows with:

 Invoke-WebRequest https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/vim/pc/gvim81.exe -OutFile "gvim81.exe" 

What CLI arguments do I need to install vim?

Start-Process -Wait -FilePath gvim81.exe -PassThru -ArgumentList "/Arg1=Arg1 /Arg2=Arg2"

Where is a list of the available CLI installation arguments and options?

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The Vim installer should use the /extract:<location> option as well.

  • Start-Process -FilePath gvim81.exe -PassThru -ArgumentList "/help" does not return anything. Also nothing with arguments "/h" or "/?"
    – Clay
    Dec 17, 2018 at 22:40
  • Also, Start-Process -Wait -FilePath gvim81.exe -PassThru -ArgumentList '/extract:"C:\vim\" /quiet /passive' never finishes.
    – Clay
    Dec 17, 2018 at 22:51

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