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I was messing with by profile and ended up deleting /usr/share/vim folder and everything in it. How can I get this folder back?

sudo aptitude reinstall vim

did not help

basically I would want vim and gvim to be back to 'factory settings' ...for this i'll need original .vimrc as well

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Delete/backup all the files for vim under /home/youruser. If you use it as root, under /root as well. I recommend a .tar backup. Then run:

sudo apt-get purge vim

Finally run:

sudo apt-get install vim

That should do it.

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I tried this but it says 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. –  Costa Feb 4 '13 at 21:11

The /usr/share/vim folder has files from vim-runtime, vim-common, vim-gui-common and vim-tiny packages. Reinstall them all.

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