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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 8.0.0348 is the current version 

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[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  5,400 scripts, 11,675,665 downloads 
[2017-02-22]  vim-xkbswitch : Automatic Keyboard Layout Switcher
(0.14.2) - Do not enable the plugin on Linux/X11 when there is no X server run - Check validity of imap values when generating imappings, prefer function execute() to redir when reading them - Alexey Radkov
[2017-02-22]  scilab.vim : Scilab syntax highlighting (Linux)
(1.7) Some more changes about colors. - A. Astonfe
[2017-02-22]  Citation.vim : Insert citations from zotero or bibtex files.
(0.4) - - rafaqz rafaqz
[2017-02-21]  ALE - Asynchronous Lint Engine : Lint while you type in Vim
(1.1.1) ## Bugs Fixed * The Pug linter wasn't parsing errors correctly. This has been fixed. * The gcc/gfortran linter should now parse errors from more versions. * Parsing of TypeScript `typecheck` errors has been fixed for some filenames containing the string `ts`. * The commands for navigating between errors/warnings should now correctly filter out other buffers. * The commands for navigating be... - Wuh Orp
[2017-02-21]  vim-lastplace : Intelligently reopen files where you left off.
(3.1.0) You can now configure buffer types to ignore by setting g:lastplace_ignore_buftype in your vimrc. This is a comma separated list. By default it is set to: let g:lastplace_ignore_buftype = "quickfix" - Greg Dietsche
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