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Installs vim.



  • Ubuntu/Debian
  • Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora/Scientific
  • ArchLinux


  • node[:vim][:extra_packages] - An array of extra packages related to vim to install (like plugins). Empty array by default.


Put recipe[vim] in a run list, or include_recipe 'vim' to ensure that vim is installed on your systems.

If you would like to install additional vim plugin packages, include their package names in the node[:vim][:extra_packages] attribute. Verify that your operating sytem has the package available.



  • Fixes COOK-598 (RHEL platforms support).

License and Author

Author:: Joshua Timberman

Copyright 2010, Opscode, Inc

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