vile - VI Like Emacs - vi work-alike

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name vile
Package version 9.8t
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.11 KB
Download size 403.07 KB
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vile is a text editor which is extremely compatible with vi in terms of
``finger feel''.  In addition, it has extended capabilities in many areas,
notably multi-file editing and viewing, syntax highlighting, key rebinding,
an optional embedded perl interpreter, and real X window system support.
This package contains the character-mode binary.  Required support files
are contained in vile-common.  Source code highlighting filters are in
vile-filters.  An X11 binary is in the xvile package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
vile_9.8t-1_amd64.deb 9.8t amd64 Debian Main
vile - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libperl5.28 >= 5.28.0
libtinfo6 >= 6
vile-common = 9.8t-1


Name Value
editor -


Type URL
Binary Package vile_9.8t-1_i386.deb
Source Package vile

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install vile deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install vile




2018-11-13 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8t-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2018-02-06 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8s-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move repository to
* Update Vcs-Git/Vcs-Browser.
* Update to policy 4.1.3 (no changes).
2017-08-19 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8s-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update Vcs-Browser.
2017-07-24 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8s-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use dh_update_autotools_config to update config.{guess,sub} thanks to
a helpful suggestion from Niels Thykier in response to #869541.
2017-07-24 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8s-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update to policy 4.0.0:
- update config.guess, config.sub
- remove menu files (deprecated in favour of freedesktop files)
* Update debhelper for version 10.
* Fix dependency on vile-common (closes: #869429).
2016-12-19 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8s-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2016-09-25 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8r-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Re-build for Perl 5.24.
2016-07-31 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8r-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Revert flex dependency back to flex-old, as configure doesn't
correctly handle flex 2.6.0 (closes: #832973).
2016-07-28 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8r-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Simplify debian/rules and drop the option for conditionally building
packages (this was useful when there were multiple X toolkit options,
not so much today).
* Pass --disable-stripping to configure such that -dbgsym packages are
correctly created.
* Use --link-doc option of dh_installdocs instead of explicitly creating
the doc links.
* Rename debian/README.Debian to explicitly put it into the vile-common
2015-09-11 - Brendan O'Dea <>
vile (9.8q-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.

See Also

Package Description
vilistextum_2.6.9-1.1+b2_i386.deb a HTML to text converter
vim-addon-manager_0.5.10_all.deb manager of addons for the Vim editor
vim-addon-mw-utils_0.2-1_all.deb Vim funcref library
vim-airline-themes_0+git.20180730-6e798f9-1_all.deb official theme collection for vim-airline
vim-airline_0.10-1_all.deb Lean & mean status/tabline for vim that's light as air
vim-asciidoc_8.6.10-3_all.deb Vim syntax highlighting files for asciidoc
vim-athena_8.1.0875-2_i386.deb Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor - with Athena GUI
vim-autopep8_1.0.7-1_all.deb vim plugin to apply autopep8
vim-bitbake_0~git20180720-1_all.deb Vim plugin to interact with Yocto bitbake-based recipes
vim-command-t_5.0.2-5-g7147ba9-1_i386.deb open files with a minimum number of keystrokes
vim-common_8.1.0875-2_all.deb Vi IMproved - Common files
vim-conque_2.3-1_all.deb plugin for running interactive commands in a Vim buffer
vim-ctrlp_1.80-1_all.deb fuzzy file, buffer, mru, tag, etc. finder for Vim
vim-doc_8.1.0875-2_all.deb Vi IMproved - HTML documentation
vim-editorconfig_0.3.3+dfsg-2_all.deb EditorConfig Plugin for Vim