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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 8.2.3761 is the current version 

Vim turns 30

[2021-11-19] How time flies, another year has passed with lots of activity. Issues are reported, bugs are fixed, pull requests are opened and closed. Vim 9 is still under development, slow progress at the moment, it should catch up soon. Thanks everybody for making Vim even better! (Bram Moolenaar)

Total Landscaping

[2020-11-11] Of course there is also Vim total landscaping. It will last for four seasons! Sorry, no fire extinguisher. (Bram Moolenaar)

Happy birthday!

[2020-11-04] 29 years ago the very first version of Vim was built and distributed. And Vim is more popular than ever before! So, what's going on these days? Read it in this message. (Bram Moolenaar)

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  Recent Script Updates  5,835 scripts, 16,687,838 downloads 
[2021-12-09]  vim-quickui : The missing UI extensions for Vim 8.2.
(1.4.2) preview: set scrolloff to 0 by default. new: preview window can accept new option col and line to specify position. new default color scheme for ansi terminals (8 colors). fixed: (neovim) preview window can't scroll in neovim. - Wei Lin
[2021-12-08]  hi.vim : Syntax highlighting and text filter tool, enhanced log analyzer.
(2.0.6) - Fix: Hivba, autoConfig file not included on the vimball file. - New: command :Hicsb to search in backward direction. - Fix: autoConfig not initialized. - Fix: not parsing last file's line when trying to find config line. - Javier Puigdevall
[2021-12-07]  diffchar.vim : Highlight the exact differences, based on characters and words
(8.91) Updated to check a new WinClosed event to appropriately reset/repair the highlighted diff units. - Rick Howe
[2021-12-07]  DotOutlineTree : Helps you edit structured text.
(v1.4) make things work - Shuhei Kubota
[2021-12-04]  vim-highlighter : Highlight words and expressions
(1.33) Improve "Find" results navigation - center the cursor line when switching buffers - Azabiong
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