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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/12/2017.

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.

Vim is often called a programmer’s editor, and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It’s not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.

To install Vim, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vim

To upgrade Vim, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vim


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
      $packageName = 'vim'
      $fileType = 'exe'
      $args = '/S'
      $version = '8.0.445'
      $versionDash = $version -replace '\.', '-'
      $url = "${version}/gvim-${versionDash}.exe/download"
      Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $args $url
      # Get installation directory from registry
      $regPathWow6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vim'
      $regPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vim'
      if (Test-Path $regPath) {
        $regPathFound = $regPath
      if (Test-Path $regPathWow6432) {
        $regPathFound = $regPathWow6432
      if ($regPathFound) {
        # Add the installation directory to PATH
        $installDir = Split-Path -Parent (
          Get-ItemProperty $regPathFound 'UninstallString'
        Write-Host 'Adding the vim installation directory to PATH …'
        Install-ChocolateyPath $installDir 'Machine'
        $env:Path = "$($env:Path);$installDir"
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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Software Author(s)

  • Bram Moolenaar
  • Vim Community


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Vim 8.0.442 831 Friday, March 10, 2017 approved
Vim 8.0.430 784 Wednesday, March 8, 2017 approved
Vim 8.0.407 1203 Saturday, March 4, 2017 approved
Vim 8.0.143 3686 Friday, February 3, 2017 approved
Vim 8.0.118 6865 Friday, December 2, 2016 approved
Vim 8.0.95 1637 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 approved
Vim 8.0.92 1178 Friday, November 18, 2016 approved
Vim 8.0.3 6755 Tuesday, September 13, 2016 approved
Vim 7.4.2066 6738 Monday, July 18, 2016 approved
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