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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 8.1.1183 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 8.1.1183
Problem: Typos in VisVim comments.
Solution: Correct the typos. (Christ van Willegen)
Patch 8.1.1182
Problem: Some function prototypes are outdated.
Solution: Update function prototypes. (Ken Takata, closes #4267)
Patch 8.1.1181
Problem: Tests for mouse clicks are a bit flaky when run in an interactive
Solution: terminal. Use "xterm2" instead of "xterm" for 'ttymouse' to avoid spurious drag events.
Patch 8.1.1180
Problem: Vim script debugger tests are old style.
Solution: Turn into new style tests. (Yegappan Lakshmanan, closes #4259)
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Read the visit report on the ICCF website.

  Recent Script Updates  5,638 scripts, 12,829,210 downloads 
[2019-04-17]  deline : A lightweight statusline plugin with construction functionality
(0.4) change event and method to refresh statusline - Shuhei Kubota
[2019-04-12]  Simple bottom line for gVim : Simple bottom line for gVim
(1.0) Initial upload - A. Astonfe
[2019-04-11]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(5.9) Fixed closing paren - Clavelito Cla
[2019-04-10]  coc.nvim : Make your vim/neovim smart as VSCode
(0.0.65) Check out history.md. - qiming zhao
[2019-04-10]  git-blame.vim : See Git Blame information in the status bar for the currently selected line.
(1.0.5) support Neovim - ziv yangll
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