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How do I go about installing the runtime version of Vim?

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Ubuntu ships vim-tiny by default. To get the real deal (which includes vim-runtime), simply run the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install vim

I would normally include a Software Center link, but you seem like a pretty technical fellow. ;)

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