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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 8.1.0073 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 8.1.0073
Problem: Crash when autocommands call setloclist(). (Dominique Pelle)
Solution: If the quickfix list changes then don't jump to the error.
Patch 8.1.0072
Problem: Use of 'termwinkey' is inconsistent.
Solution: Change the documentation and the behavior. (Ken Takata)
Patch 8.1.0071
Problem: Terminal debugger only works with the terminal feature.
Solution: Make it also work with a prompt buffer. Makes it possible to use on MS-Windows. Various other improvements. (closes #3012)
Patch 8.1.0070
Problem: Missing part of the changes for prompt_setinterrupt().
Solution: Add the missing changes.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,569 scripts, 12,423,159 downloads 
[2018-06-18]  octopus.vim : syntax highlighting for octopus
(8.0) Syntax highlighting for octopus 8.0 input files - Christian Richard Kalhöfer
[2018-06-18]  HyperList : Everything. Concise and precise. Outliner, organizer, brainstormer, project mgmt
(2.3.12) Minor fix to bold/italics/underlined elements - Geir Isene
[2018-06-18]  readline.vim : Readline-style mappings for command-line mode
(1.8) Fix bugs were mappings would interact with wildmenu - Elias Åström
[2018-06-17]  auto_cache_dirs.vim : Create and set cache file directories easily
(0.4.1) Documentation correction - Tom Ryder
[2018-06-17]  redact_pass.vim : Set options to edit pass(1) files securely
(1.2.0) Structural changes - Tom Ryder
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