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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 8.2.2566 is the current version 

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)

VimConf 2020 online

[2020-09-11] Since the normal VimConf was cancelled because of the pandemic, others organised an online version. This happened in the weekend of September 5. You can now find most of the talks on YouTube. See the conference website. Note that each speaker had its own way of recording, the quality is mixed. (Bram Moolenaar)

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See pictures of Bram's latest visit to Uganda on Google Photos.

Read the visit report on the ICCF website.

  Recent Script Updates  5,794 scripts, 16,210,124 downloads 
[2021-03-03]  DrawX : ASCII and Unicode Art (etch-a-sketch style)
(02/03/21) Improved 'X' placement (see mapping 'x') and special character placement to prevent them being overwritten (in some cases) when moving away from the place position - Richard Bentley-Green
[2021-03-02]  SelX : A Rainbow of Vim selection/highlighting & search
(01/03/21) - README/help text improvements - Changed the characters displayed in the Unicode version of the 'whole word' and 'case-insensitive' markers to something a bit more subtle (smaller) - Richard Bentley-Green
[2021-03-01]  reedline.vim : Simple Readline/Bash-like shortcuts for command-line mode
(1.0.1) Multiple delete operations that happen in quick succession can now be combined for purposes of yanking; see README for details. - Michael Meyer
[2021-02-26]  svnTools : Launch subversion commands from vim, get results and display on screen.
(1.0.5) - New: Svnlr command, when placed on an svn log file, for each revision   number get its log and diff changes. - Fix Svnm command, treat status ' C ' as file in conflict. - Fix Svnm command, treat status !.*C as file in conflict. - Fix Svnm command, do not try opening merge tool when file in confict is not found. - Fix GetStatusFilesList function, file path is last column not second one. - N... - Javier Puigdevall
[2021-02-26]  asynctasks : Modern Task System for Project Building/Testing/Deploying !!
(1.8.7) New: introduce template to help you edit your task file for different projects. - Wei Lin
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