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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 8.1.1017 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 8.1.1017
Problem: Off-by-one error in filetype detection.
Solution: Also check the last line of the file.
Patch 8.1.1016
Problem: MS-Windows: No color in shell when using "!" in 'guioptions.
Solution: Don't stop termcap when using a terminal window for the shell. (vim-jp, closes #4117)
Patch 8.1.1015
Problem: Quickfix buffer shows up in list, can't get buffer number.
Solution: Make the quickfix buffer unlisted when the quickfix window is closed. get the quickfix buffer number with getqflist(). (Yegappan Lakshmanan, closes #4113)
Patch 8.1.1014
Problem: MS-Windows: /analyze only defined for non-debug version.
Solution: Move adding of /analyze up. (Taro Muraoka, closes #4114)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,633 scripts, 12,783,631 downloads 
[2019-03-19]  ACE Log syntax : Syntax Highlight for ACE Log file
(1.0) Initial upload - Like Ma
[2019-03-18]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(5.8) Fixed while-read - Clavelito Cla
[2019-03-18]  visualrepeat : Repeat command extended to visual mode.
(1.31) - ENH: Add g. mapping that forces built-in repeat; i.e. skips any custom repeat.vim or visualrepeat.vim actions. This can be useful if a plugin offers a special repeat for visual mode, but a built-in repeat on each selected line may make sense, too. For example, my KeepText.vim plugin would keep the entire linewise selection; forcing a built-in repeat (of the custom operator) would reapply e.g. a ... - Ingo Karkat
[2019-03-18]  MultiWordComplete : Insert mode completion that completes a sequence of words based on anchors.
(1.01) - Make repeat across lines work. - FIX: Avoid "E121: Undefined variable: s:isNoMatches" when triggering the completion for the first time without a valid base. - Remove default g:MultiWordComplete_complete configuration and default to 'complete' option value instead. - Remove superfluous duplicate :imap for default mapping. *** You need to update to CompleteHelper.vim (vimscript #3914) version ... - Ingo Karkat
[2019-03-18]  ingo-library : Vimscript library of common functions.
(1.036) - FIX: ingo#strdisplaywidth#strleft includes multi-width character that straddles the specified width. Need to exclude this one. - Add ingo#strdisplaywidth#pad#Repeat[Exact](). - Make Unix date command used in ingo#date#epoch#ConvertTo() configurable via g:IngoLibrary_DateCommand. - ENH: Allow passing of a:truncationIndicator to ingo#avoidprompt#Truncate[To](). - Add ingo#fs#path#split#Truncat... - Ingo Karkat
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