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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 8.1.1722 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 8.1.1722
Problem: Error when scriptversion is 2 a making a dictionary access.
Solution: Parse the subscript even when not evaluating the sub-expression. (closes #4704)
Patch 8.1.1721
Problem: Build failure with normal features without netbeans interface.
Solution: Enable signs when using the text properties feature.
Patch 8.1.1720
Problem: Crash with very long %[] pattern. (Reza Mirzazade farkhani)
Solution: Check for reg_toolong. (closes #4703)
Patch 8.1.1719
Problem: Popup too wide when 'showbreak' is set.
Solution: Set window width when computing line length. (closes #4701)
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Read the visit report on the ICCF website.

  Recent Script Updates  5,670 scripts, 13,025,262 downloads 
[2019-07-21]  emoji-ab : Emoji Abbreviations in Vim 🔥
(0.1) Initial upload - gi1242 gi1242
[2019-07-21]  vim-doge : Generate proper code documentation skeletons with a single keypress.
(1.5.3) Update Roxygen skeleton for R with @return and @examples tags. - Kim Koomen
[2019-07-20]  vim-auto-abbrev : Automate abbreviates for you
(1.0) Initial upload - Omri Sarig
[2019-07-15]  vim-color-forest-night : 🌲 Comfortable & Pleasant Vim Color Scheme
(0.4) add forest-dusk - Sainnhe Park
[2019-07-15]  Solarized 8 : Optimized Solarized colorschemes. Best served with true-color terminals!
(1.2.0) Increased contrast in some cases (in particular, in solarized8_high); added “flat” as an allowed value for g:solarized_statusline; improved readability of popup menus in some circumstances; other minor visual tweaks. Color schemes built with Colortemplate v2.0.0. - Lifepillar
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