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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 8.2.0303 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 8.2.0303
Problem: TermChanged test fails in the GUI.
Solution: Skip the test when running the GUI.
Patch 8.2.0302
Problem: Setting 'term' may cause error in TermChanged autocommand.
Solution: Use aucmd_prepbuf() to switch to the buffer where the autocommand is to be executed. (closes #5682)
Patch 8.2.0301
Problem: Insufficient testing for exception handling and the "attention"
Solution: prompt. Add test cases. (Yegappan Lakshmanan, closes #5681)
Patch 8.2.0300
Problem: Vim9: expression test fails without channel support.
Solution: Add has('channel') check.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,712 scripts, 15,274,500 downloads 
[2020-02-21]  asyncrun : Run Async Shell Commands in Vim 8.0 and Output to Quickfix in Realtime
(2.4.9) new: specify customized runner by g:asyncrun_runner, see customize runners. new: run command with :execute if command is starting with a colon :. new: the colon command can be disabled by setting g:asyncrun_strict to non-zero. - Wei Lin
[2020-02-21]  greenwood : A green color scheme
(2.0) Improved color combinations - Mirko Mirko
[2020-02-21]  vim-doge : Generate proper code documentation skeletons with a single keypress.
(2.2.4) Support JavaScript/TypeScript @generator tag and escape pipe characters in input to ensure union types are parsed correctly. - Kim Koomen
[2020-02-21]  fixtermkeys : Fix terminal Ctrl Alt Shift modifiers for keys like Tab CR Space BS cursor
(1.1) vimball - Alex Efros
[2020-02-21]  HTML.zip : HTML/XHTML editing macros and menus
(0.42.6) - Add <button> (;bn) tag, which is used by some frameworks - Christian J. Robinson
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