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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 8.1.0105 is the current version 

Vim 8.1 is released!

[2018-05-18] Vim 8.1 is a minor release, a few new features have been added since Vim 8.0. A lot of bugs have been fixed, documentation was updated, etc. The main new feature is the terminal window. More information can be found on this page. (Bram Moolenaar)

Migration done

[2018-04-30] If you can see this news entry, then the migration of http://www.vim.org to the new osdn datacenter has been performed. successfully. It might take some time until vim.org resolves to the new host, you can use vim8.org if you experience issues. (Christian Brabandt)

Maintenance on April 30th 2018

[2018-04-28] There will be some maintenance work on April 30th for moving to a different hosting provider. See the announcement. This means, that scripts cannot be uploaded and there might appear some error messages. (Christian Brabandt)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.0105
Problem: All tab stops are the same.
Solution: Add the variable tabstop feature. (Christian Brabandt, closes #2711)
Patch 8.1.0104
Problem: Can't build without the +eval feature.
Solution: Add #ifdef.
Patch 8.1.0103
Problem: Long version string cannot be translated.
Solution: Build the string in init_longVersion().
Patch 8.1.0102
Problem: Cannot build without syntax highlighting.
Solution: Add #ifdef around using reg_do_extmatch.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,571 scripts, 12,423,183 downloads 
[2018-06-23]  rainbow_levels.vim : A different approach to code highlighting.
(0.7.1) Patch: Fix unintended syntax highlight overrides - thiagoalessio
[2018-06-23]  fixed_join.vim : Join lines without jumping around
(0.3.2) Avoid errors on joins that end beyond the buffer, update documentation - Tom Ryder
[2018-06-21]  paste_open.vim : Mapping targets for opening new lines in paste mode
(0.1.1) Add function abort - Tom Ryder
[2018-06-21]  vimteractive : Sending commands from vim to interactive programs
(1.0) Switch from pexpect to native vim terminal - Will Handley
[2018-06-19]  WWDC17 : Colorful light color scheme inspired by WWDC17 page
(2.0.0) Updated palette (with slightly increased contrast for better readability). A few changes on frame colors. Removed 16-color variant. Defines g:terminal_ansi_colors. Updated terminal profiles. - Lifepillar
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