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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 8.1.2323 is the current version 

VimConf 2019 tickets now available

[2019-09-10] Last year's VimConf was a great success. You can find links to the slides and videos on the website. VimConf 2019 is taking place on November 3rd in Tokyo. It looks like tickets are still available here. (Bram Moolenaar)

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)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.2323
Problem: Old MSVC version no longer tested.
Solution: Drop support for MSCV 2008 and older. (Ken Takata, closes #5248)
Patch 8.1.2322 (after 8.1.2320)
Problem: Quickfix test fails in very big terminal.
Solution: Adjust the expected result for the width. (Masato Nishihata, closes #5244)
Patch 8.1.2321
Problem: Cannot select all text with the mouse. (John Marriott)
Solution: Move limiting the mouse column to f_getmousepos(). (closes #5242)
Patch 8.1.2320
Problem: Insufficient test coverage for quickfix.
Solution: Add more tests. Fix uncovered problem. (Yegappan Lakshmanan, closes #5238)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,694 scripts, 14,921,036 downloads 
[2019-11-20]  reftools.vim : A vim plugin for https://github.com/davidrjenni/reftools
(0.1.3) Initial upload - tenfy zhong
[2019-11-20]  memobook note suite : Memobook functionality - easy annotation and lookup of notes, reminders, etc
(1.1) Removed Python 3 dependency in Vim plugin: configure without Python to have no Python dependency; configure with Python to have it (scan function works faster). - eightbit astronomy
[2019-11-19]  ReplaceWithSameIndentRegister : Replace lines with the contents of a register, keeping the original indent.
(1.01) - BUG: {count}grR does not repeat the count. - BUG: Starting with v_gR, repeating in normal mode with {count}., repeating again uses the original number of selected lines, not the overridden {count}. - Suppress "--No lines in buffer--" message when replacing the entire buffer, and combine "Deleted N lines" / "Added M lines" into a single message that is given when either previous or new amount o... - Ingo Karkat
[2019-11-19]  ReplaceWithRegister : Replace text with the contents of a register.
(1.43) - BUG: {count}grr does not repeat the count. - Suppress "--No lines in buffer--" message when replacing the entire buffer, and combine "Deleted N lines" / "Added M lines" into a single message that is given when either previous or new amount of lines reaches 'report'. - Ingo Karkat
[2019-11-19]  vim-doge : Generate proper code documentation skeletons with a single keypress.
(1.16.0) Support Shell Script. - Kim Koomen
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