Downloads of v 8.0.586:


Last Update:

09 May 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Bram Moolenaar


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Vi iMproved (Vim) - console only

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8.0.586 | Updated: 09 May 2017



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Software Author(s):

  • Bram Moolenaar

Vi iMproved (Vim) - console only 8.0.586

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To install Vi iMproved (Vim) - console only, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Vi iMproved (Vim) - console only, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Vi iMproved (Vim) - console only, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vim-console -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vim-console -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vim-console installed
    name: vim-console
    state: present
    version: 8.0.586
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vim-console' do
  action    :install
  version  '8.0.586'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vim-console,
    Version: 8.0.586,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vim-console
   Name     = 'vim-console'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '8.0.586'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vim-console':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '8.0.586',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vim-console version="8.0.586" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 16 May 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.

This package is a console-only low impact installation of Vim. The only impact on the system is done if you choose to register file associations with Vim. To do so, pass package parameter string with the comma-separated list of extensions you want to have associated with Vim. Example: --params '.txt,.ps1,.php'.

$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters

$location = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
    -PackageName 'vim-console' `
    -UnzipLocation $location `
    -Url "" `
    -ChecksumType "sha256" `
    -Checksum "D3A3ED596E78F2EFE6996F9D3DF646447621686F7185C0DB1991F3198C1C38C2" #`
#    -SpecificFolder "vim/vim80/" `

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
    -PackageName 'vim-console' `
    -UnzipLocation $location `
    -Url "" `
    -ChecksumType "sha256" `
    -Checksum "62043FA4147B1C7F244E2320387BB20C7E93884A757962141043749D49D2770C" #`
#    -SpecificFolder "vim/vim80/" `

$files = get-childitem $location -include *.exe -recurse
foreach ($file in $files)
    if (!($file.Name.Contains("vim.exe")))
        #generate an ignore file
        New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null

if ( $packageParameters )
    $extensions = $packageParameters.replace(' ','').split(',;')

    foreach ( $ext in $extensions )
        $realExt = if ( $ext[0] -eq '.' ) { $ext } else { ".$ext" }
        Install-ChocolateyFileAssociation `
            -Extension $realExt `
            -Executable "$location\vim\vim80\vim.exe"
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage `
    -PackageName "vim-console" `
    -ZipFileName ">>"

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage `
    -PackageName "vim-console" `
    -ZipFileName ""

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Vi iMproved (Vim) - console only 8.1 1926 Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Approved
Vi iMproved (Vim) - console only 8.0.586 625 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Approved
Vi iMproved (Vim) - console only 8.0.069 351 Friday, February 24, 2017 Approved

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