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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 8.1.0578 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 8.1.0578
Problem: Cannot disable arabic, rightleft and farsi in configure.
Solution: Add configur flags. (Diego Fernando CarriĆ³n, closes #1867)
Patch 8.1.0577
Problem: Tabpage right-click menu never shows "Close tab".
Solution: Always create the "Close tab" item but ignore the event if there is only one tab.
Patch 8.1.0576
Problem: Indent script tests pick up installed scripts.
Solution: Use current runtime indent scripts.
Patch 8.1.0575
Problem: Termdebug: clearing multi-breakpoint does not work.
Solution: Delete all X.Y breakpoints. Keep more information about placed breakpoints. (Ozaki Kiichi, closes #3641)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,613 scripts, 12,601,825 downloads 
[2018-12-11]  vim-ls : LiveScript support for Vim
(1.0) Initial upload -
[2018-12-09]  Venu : Simple menu for vim
(0.0.1) Initial upload - Tol Ida
[2018-12-08]  cosmic-barf.vim : A dark, solarized based colorscheme
(1.1) Extend highlighting for nerdtree - Evan Turner
[2018-12-06]  vim-scratchpad : toggle a scratchpad
(1.3) permit forcing filetype, make detection of current working directory and file type more robust - Enno Nagel
[2018-12-06]  CtrlXA : make Ctrl-X and Ctrl-A run through keyword cycles
(1.3) more default lists - Enno Nagel
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