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Vim x64


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 1/21/2016.

64-bit Vim for 64-bit Windows, with 64-bit Python 2.7 and 3.4 support, 64-bit Lua 5.2 support, and 64-bit Ruby 2.0.0 support (via RubyInstaller). Compiled with HUGE feature set and full optimizations for speed.

To install Vim x64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vim-x64 --version 7.4.1089

To upgrade Vim x64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vim-x64 --version 7.4.1089


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'vim-x64'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $version = '7.4.1089'
    $url = "${version}_x64.exe"
    $checksum = '7c8af950581c63d6523e6f2a8cde0f4f20a743bd'
    $checksumType = 'SHA1'
    if ( Test-Path -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vim 7.4" ) {
    # An uninstaller that doesn't accept arguments (nor does it even work) will run if this key exists
    Remove-Item -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vim 7.4' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    # Manually uninstall, it must have tried to run an uninstaller for a reason
    Write-Output "Rebooting explorer to release a handle"
    Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'explorer'      } | Stop-Process -Force
    Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'FreeCommander' } | Stop-Process -Force
    Remove-Item -Path "$ENV:ProgramFiles\Vim" -Force -Recurse
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
    # This is a key presumably created for uninstalling context menu and other integrations
    # UninstallString is invalid, other uninstaller handles that stuff just fine.
    # This entry is just garbage/clutter and upsets chocolateyuninstall.ps1
    Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vim_x64" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'vim-x64'
    $softwareName = 'Vim*'
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    $silentArgs = '/S' # NSIS
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    $local_key = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    [array]$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                            -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
             | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                    -FileType $installerType `
                                    -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                    -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                    -File "$file"
      # Since the uninstaller doesn't actually work... we have to manually remove vim-x64
      Write-Output "Rebooting explorer to release a handle"
      Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'explorer'      } | Stop-Process -Force
      Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'FreeCommander' } | Stop-Process -Force
      Remove-Item -Path "$ENV:ProgramFiles\Vim" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction Stop
      Remove-Item -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vim 7.4'
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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  • Build: veegee developer: vim team


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Vim x64 7.4.1817 156 Thursday, May 5, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1796 320 Friday, April 29, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1759 249 Thursday, April 21, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1739 288 Friday, April 15, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1713 338 Thursday, April 7, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1709 255 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1689 273 Thursday, March 31, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1646 283 Friday, March 25, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1641 247 Thursday, March 24, 2016 approved
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