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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 8.1.0491 is the current version 

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)

Vimfest 2017 recap

[2018-08-14] Matthias has (finally!) organised all the information about last year's Vimfest in Berlin. The result is a comprehensive overview of all the speakers, slides and videos. Read it all on the vimfest site. Unfortunately, there are no plans for a Vimfest 2018. (Bram Moolenaar)

Migration done

[2018-06-29] 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 http://www.vim8.org if you experience issues. (Christian Brabandt)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.0491
Problem: If a terminal dump has CR it is considered corrupt.
Solution: Ignore CR characters. (Nobuhiro Takasaki, closes #3558)
Patch 8.1.0490
Problem: MS-Windows: doesn't handle missing glibwinpthread-1.dll.
Solution: Adjust Cygwin/MinGW build file. (Ken Takata, closes #2827)
Patch 8.1.0489
Problem: Crash when autocmd clears vimpgrep location list.
Solution: Return from qf_jump_edit_buffer() early. (Yegappan Lakshmanan)
Patch 8.1.0488
Problem: Using freed memory in quickfix code. (Dominique Pelle)
Solution: Add the quickfix_busy() flag to postpone deleting quickfix lists until it is safe. (Yegappan Lakshmanan, closes #3538)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,607 scripts, 12,472,325 downloads 
[2018-10-22]  SearchAsQuickJump : Quick search without affecting 'hlsearch', search pattern and history.
(1.10) - ENH: Handle /.../{offset} (instead of just ignoring the {offset}). *** You need to update to SearchSpecial.vim (vimscript #4948) version 1.20! *** - Ingo Karkat
[2018-10-20]  Solarized 8 : Optimized Solarized colorschemes. Best served with true-color terminals!
(1.1.1) Fixed some incorrect terminal colors in light variants. Deprecated names have been removed: if you are still loading a Solarized8 variant called `solarized8_dark…` or `solarized8_light…`, please rename it (remove `_dark` or `_light`). You will need to set the background explicitly, instead. See the Readme for the details. - Lifepillar
[2018-10-19]  PatternsOnText : Advanced commands to apply regular expressions.
(2.10) - Add :Renumber command. - Add :DeleteAllDuplicates command, a variant of :DeleteDuplicates and inverse of :DeleteUniques. - Minor: Do proper escaping of pattern separators when adding to the search history. - CHG: Allow inversion of :...LinesOf and :...LinesIgnoring {pattern} via ! (instead of suppressing error message with !) Affects :PrintDuplicateLinesOf, :DeleteDuplicateLinesOf, :PrintDupl... - Ingo Karkat
[2018-10-15]  vim-java-ununsed-imports : Allows showing and removing unused imports in a java file.
(1.1.0) Added support for kotlin top level declaration and for static imports - Ammar Khaku
[2018-10-13]  vim-sml : Vim support for Standard ML programming
(1.4) Add missing files. - Thomas Allen
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