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Vim - the ubiquitous text editor

Vim is a highly configurable text editor for efficiently creating and changing any kind of text. It is included as "vi" with most UNIX systems and with Apple OS X.

Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are:
  • persistent, multi-level undo tree
  • extensive plugin system
  • support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats
  • powerful search and replace
  • integrates with many tools

  News  Vim 8.1.0759 is the current version 

Successful VimConf 2018 in Tokyo

[2018-12-01] VimConf was very well organised and there were many interesting talks. I have done a keynote, I hope it was appreciated. You can find the slides listed here. (Bram Moolenaar)

Happy Vim birthday!

[2018-11-04] 27 years ago the first version of Vim was published: 1.14 The date "November 2" can be found in the binary, so that's the official birthday of Vim. You can see my 25 year presentation on Youtube (Bram Moolenaar)

VimConf 2018 in Tokyo

[2018-10-19] The one and only Vim conference will be held on November 24 in Tokyo. You can see the program here. Unfortunately, it's already completely sold out! I'm happy to be invited to do the keynote. (Bram Moolenaar)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.0759
Problem: Showing two characters for tab is limited.
Solution: Allow for a third character for "tab:" in 'listchars'. (Nathaniel Braun, Ken Takata, closes #3810)
Patch 8.1.0758
Problem: Font number is always one instead of the actual.
Solution: Use "%d" instead of "1". (Ken Takata)
Patch 8.1.0757
Problem: Not enough documentation for Blobs.
Solution: Add a section about Blobs.
Patch 8.1.0756
Problem: copy() does not make a copy of a Blob.
Solution: Make a copy.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,624 scripts, 12,672,498 downloads 
[2019-01-17]  todo-vim : todo-vim is plugin for manage your todo notes
(0.3) Fixed bugs - Dimercel Ito
[2019-01-17]  oops_trace.vim : oops_trace.vim - Use tag-style lookups on Linux kernel oops backtraces.
(1.3) Fixed a few bugs and added a bit more debug for when things go wrong. - Ross Zwisler
[2019-01-16]  RPN : Vim RPN calculator
(1.5) New commands: c: clear the stack f: print the entire stack p: display the last entry on the stack (done by default at the end, anyway) k: set precision (number of decimal places) K: push the precision onto the stack !: replace the item with its negative value Z: replace the item with the number of characters it takes up (number of digits plus decimal point and negative sign) z: push the ... - Salman Halim
[2019-01-16]  coco : a vim code commenter;
(1.0.0) . - Cyker Way
[2019-01-14]  Mark : a little script to highlight several words in different colors simultaneously
(1.2-g) 1. Instead of clear all marks, \n now simply mutes them, press \n once more to show them again 2. To clear all marks (instead of mute them), press \m (to create a new mark) when muted 3. Marks are now savable if 'viminfo' has the ! flag. E.g. set viminfo='64,<8192,s1024,!,h - Yuheng Xie
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