How to Uninstall Vim

Gabriel Knight By Gabriel Knight, 14th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3zm3wtal/
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How to remove the text editor, Vim, from Windows and Unix.

Introduction

Vim stands for Vi Improved. It used to stand for Vi Imitation, but due to the constant upgrades the acronym was changed. Vim is a text editor which includes most of the commands from the Unix “Vi” and adds several new ones. Commands are oriented for keyboard use, but there are mouse and GUI versions available.

If Vim was Installed with Zip Archive

Click the “Start” button on the taskbar.
Click “Control Panel.”
Click the “Uninstall a program” link under Programs.
Click any items in the list that has “Vim” in the title.
Click the “Uninstall” button.
Click through the uninstall prompts. The uninstall process can be different depending on the version and the install options you chose.
Navigate to the Vim install directory. The default directory is C:\vim\vimDo.
Right-click the “Vim” directory and select the “Delete” option from the drop-down list.

If Vim was Installed with Self-installing Archive

Navigate to the Vim install directory. The default directory is C:\vim\vim61. If you installed the program to a different directory, then go to that directory.
Double-click the “uninstall-gui” file to start the uninstall program.
Click through the uninstall prompts. The uninstall process can be different depending on the version and the install options you chose.

Unix

If Vim was installed through sources on a Unix machine, then just type the command “make uninstall” in the install directory to remove it.

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Uninstall, Unix, Vim, Windows, Zip

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