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Vim - the ubiquitous text editor

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. 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 8.0.0342 is the current version 

Secure connection available

[2017-02-13] Notice the "go to HTTPS page" link in the header? Use it to go to the securely connected version of the same Vim pages. This runs on the sourceforge servers, thus the URL cannot end in vim.org. This is especially recommended if you upload or download scripts. (Bram Moolenaar)

Vim 25 birthday presentation

[2016-12-14] On November 2nd I did a presentation about Vim at Google Zurich. This is exactly 25 years since the first public version of Vim was built. The presentation gives an overview of Vim history and highlights the important choices that were made. With background information on my personal life and what was the state of computing, the context in which Vim was developed. You can find it on Youtube. (Bram Moolenaar)

Nice article about Vim on hostingadvice.com

[2016-12-02] Releasing version 8.0 and getting close to the 25th birthday inspired the writing of this article. It contains links to relevant info and can be used to convince a friend to start using Vim. (Bram Moolenaar)

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  Recent Script Updates  5,399 scripts, 11,670,046 downloads 
[2017-02-20]  vim-gista : An alternative gist.vim, vim plugin which manipulate gists in Vim
(v2.5.0) - Support Neovim - Add --stay option to post/patch - Alisue Lambda
[2017-02-17]  add-git-managed-file-to-buffer.vim : Add files that are changed, modifiled, untracked in git to the buffer.
(1.1.0) Add tabpagemax = 100 setting to the OpenAllBuffersInTab command. - Toru Iwashita
[2017-02-16]  ESI VPS FEA-Solver Syntax Highlighting : Syntax Highlighting for ESI VPS (Pam-Crash) FEA-Solver
(6.0) VPS 2016 Syntax Implemented Several minor Improvements and Bugfixes - Roman Firt
[2017-02-16]  vim-workspace : Automated Vim session management and file auto-save
(1.8.1) Release notes: Pulled sensible settings as a feature. Fix session load flicker issue (set nocompatible before session load). Set any user defined autoread value after turning autosave off. - Thaer Khawaja
[2017-02-15]  KRL-Syntax : Syntax and indent file for Kuka industial robots
(1.4.5) * fixed bug in matchit (vimscript #39) support - Patrick Knosowski
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