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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 8.1.1735 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 8.1.1735 (after 8.1.1734)
Problem: Can't build with tiny features.
Solution: Add missing #ifdefs.
Patch 8.1.1734
Problem: The evalfunc.c file is too big.
Solution: Move some functions to other files.
Patch 8.1.1733
Problem: The man ftplugin leaves an empty buffer behind.
Solution: Don't make new window and edit, use split. (Jason Franklin)
Patch 8.1.1732
Problem: Completion in cmdwin does not work for buffer-local commands.
Solution: Use the right buffer. (closes #4711)
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Read the visit report on the ICCF website.

  Recent Script Updates  5,673 scripts, 13,030,827 downloads 
[2019-07-23]  vim-doge : Generate proper code documentation skeletons with a single keypress.
(1.7.0) Add javascript/typescript pattern for functions inside objects. - Kim Koomen
[2019-07-23]  vim-airline-stopwatch : A vim-airline extension that implements a stopwatch
(0.0.1) Initial upload - Fan Zhang
[2019-07-23]  gruvbox-material : Gruvbox with Material Palette
(0.2) - adjust the location of hi links for better loading time - adjust blue in order to better distinguish between blue and aqua - adjust terminal colors - Sainnhe Park
[2019-07-22]  vim-smartsplit : You're lazy. Let Vim decide your split directions.
(0.1.0) Initial upload - Daniel Moch
[2019-07-22]  PHP-correct-Indenting : The official VIm indent script for PHP
(1.70) This page is no longer updated, see the Github page of this project for future releases: https://github.com/2072/PHP-Indenting-for-VIm - John Wellesz
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