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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 8.2.0504 is the current version 

Vim 8.2 is released

[2019-12-13] More than a year after 8.1 and 2424 patches: Here is 8.2! You can read the announcement on this page. Main new feature is support for Popup windows. To show it off a silly game was created. Happy Vimming! (Bram Moolenaar)

VimConf 2019 Videos and Photos available

[2019-12-03] VimConf 2019 was held successfully in Tokyo. Big thanks to the organizers! Videos can now be found on Youtube. Photos can be found on the VimConf website (Bram Moolenaar)

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)


Recent patches

Patch 8.2.0504
Problem: Vim9: leaking scope memory when compilation fails.
Solution: Cleanup the scope list.
Patch 8.2.0503
Problem: Vim9: some code is not tested.
Solution: Add tests. Fix uncovered problems.
Patch 8.2.0502
Problem: Vim9: some code is not tested.
Solution: Add more tests. Fix uncovered problems.
Patch 8.2.0501
Problem: Vim9: script test fails when channel feature is missing.
Solution: Add a has() condition.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,724 scripts, 15,339,799 downloads 
[2020-04-03]  writebackupAutomator : Automatically write a backup on the first write.
(1.11) - Adapt to the introduction of command aborts in WriteBackupVersionControl version 3.21. *** YOU NEED TO UPDATE to WriteBackupVersionControl (vimscript #1829) version 3.21 or higher! *** - ENH: "Skip automatic backup; file was already modified today." message is annoying after each :write; Instead, give each message only once per buffer. - Ingo Karkat
[2020-04-03]  writebackupVersionControl : Version control functions (diff, restore, history) for writebackup backups.
(3.22) - FIX: Avoid "E16: Invalid range" in writebackupVersionControl#GetAllBackupsForFile() with a filename containing "[[" by escaping the filespec for wildcard characters. - Make Unix 'cp' command configurable via g:WriteBackupCopyShellCommand. - Support non-GNU cp command (e.g. on BSD) that doesn't support the --preserve=timestamp argument by making it configurable (g:WriteBackupCopyPreserveArgumen... - Ingo Karkat
[2020-04-03]  writebackup : Write backups of current file with date file extension.
(3.10) - ENH: Add g:WriteBackup_ExclusionPredicates to disallow writing of backups (unless it is forced via :WriteBackup!), e.g. when another (proper) revision control system (like Git) is used. - Ingo Karkat
[2020-04-01]  sql_tool_swb : run sql statements using sql workbench/j
(1.0) Initial upload - leo du
[2020-03-30]  vim-deb-preview : Preview / Modify / Repackage debian packages from vim
(0.1) Initial upload - Nikos Koukis
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