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I'm looking for a LaTeX IDE which has Vi plugin, but I haven't found any. I tried out vim-latex, but I couldn't find a way to install it. Thanks in advance.

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What operating system are you working on? Also, there are installation instructions for Vim-LaTeX here. – Werner Jul 25 '11 at 3:48
@Werner: your link seems broken. – ℝaphink Jul 25 '11 at 7:43
@Raphink: The link still works on my end. Alternatively, click here to visit the Vim-LaTeX homepage, and click on download - the installation instructions are listed here as well. – Werner Jul 25 '11 at 14:04
@Werner Grundlingh: either Linux or Windows works for me. Thanks. – Bao Jul 25 '11 at 19:05
Besides the well-known vim-latex suite, there also is the smaller, but nice latex-box plugin for vim. – Daniel Jul 1 '13 at 11:22
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Kile has vim mode, as it uses kate as the editing component. It can be set under Settings/Editing/Editor/Vi input mode.

It does not support all vim features, but I found it good enough for what I needed (i.e. usual way to type/search/copy/move/...)

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Many thanks. I will try out Kile. – Bao Jul 25 '11 at 19:04
There's something ugly and clunky-seeming about Kile to me, at least on Ubuntu where I'm using it. The colour schemes come out wrong, there's a horrible sound each time a notification pops up. I'm sticking with TexStudio, hang the Vi keybindings. – LondonRob May 13 '15 at 14:08

Here's how I installed the vim latex-suite on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install vim-latexsuite

sudo vim-addons -w install latex-suite
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Thanks for the edit Martin- I wasn't sure if I should use a code block, as it wasn't TeX. I'll know for next time! – cmhughes Jul 26 '11 at 15:17
That's a lot Martin ;) – Bao Jul 27 '11 at 5:41

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