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vim (13) Versions 1.1.2

Installs vim and optional extra packages.

cookbook 'vim', '= 1.1.2'
cookbook 'vim', '= 1.1.2', :supermarket
knife supermarket install vim
knife supermarket download vim
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Installs or compiles/installs vim.



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


Default recipe attributes:

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

  • node['vim']['install_method'] - Sets the install method, choose from the various install recipes. This attribute is set to 'package' by default.

Source recipe attributes:

  • node['vim']['source']['version'] - The version of vim to compile, 7.4 by default.
  • node['vim']['source']['checksum'] - The source file checksum.
  • node['vim']['source']['dependencies'] - These are the non rhl specific devel dependencies for compiling vim.
  • node['vim']['source']['centos_dependencies'] - These are the rhl and centos specific dependencies needed for compiling vim.
  • node['vim']['source']['prefix'] - This is the path the vim bin will be placed, it's /usr/local
  • node['vim']['source']['configuration'] - If you prefer to compile vim differently than the default you can override this configuration.


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.

If you would rather compile vim from source, as the case may be for centos nodes, then override the node['vim']['install_method'] with a value of 'source'.

License and Author

Author:: Joshua Timberman

Copyright 2010, Opscode, Inc

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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