Vim 7.4 has been released. Since 7.3 more than a thousand improvements have been made. Also a lot of bugs has been fixed. This simple tutorial will show you how to install or upgrade Vim 7.4 in Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 via PPA.
NOTE: The PPA contains the unofficial builds of fresh Vim development versions. Use it at your own risk!
To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nmi/vim-snapshots
Then update and install Vim:
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install vim
Once installed, you can do “:help version7.4” while using vim editor to check all changes.
To remove / downgrade Vim, run below commands:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge; sudo ppa-purge ppa:nmi/vim-snapshots