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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 8.1.0314 is the current version 

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)

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)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.0314 (after 8.1.0313)
Problem: Build failure without the +eval feature. (Brenton Horne)
Solution: Add #ifdef. Also add the "dirty" item.
Patch 8.1.0313
Problem: Information about a swap file is unavailable.
Solution: Add swapinfo(). (Enzo Ferber)
Patch 8.1.0312
Problem: Wrong type for flags used in signal handlers.
Solution: Use sig_atomic_t. (Dominique Pelle, closes #3356)
Patch 8.1.0311
Problem: Filtering entries in a quickfix list is not easy.
Solution: Add the cfilter plugin. (Yegappan Lakshmanan)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,591 scripts, 12,423,702 downloads 
[2018-08-21]  Briofita : dark, colorful, highly customized scheme for gvim and 256-color terminals
(4.1.0) Few syntax coloring changes (enhancements). Small number of new highlights. Added two global variables for the user to skip internal setting of two Vim options. - Sergio Nobre
[2018-08-21]  localvimrc : load subdirectory specific vimrc files
(3.0.1) - fix a compatibility issue with unavailable |v:true| and |v:false| in Vim version 7.4 - Markus Braun
[2018-08-19]  move : Move lines and selected text up and down
(1.4) * New functionality for moving horizontally * Add g:move_past_end_of_line to control the move to the right. - Matthias Vogelgesang
[2018-08-19]  Nvim-R : Plugin to work with R
(0.9.12) * Minor bug fixes. * Bibliographic completion for Rmd. * New command:  :RDebugInfo * New options: R_hi_fun_globenv, R_auto_scroll, R_ls_env_tol, R_non_r_compl, R_cite_pattern. * Accept prefix "terminal:" in `R_csv_app`. * Remove option R_tmux_split. * Changes:    - If the Object Browser is already open, \ro will close it.    - The values "bottom" and "top" are no longer valid for R_objbr_p... - Jakson Aquino
[2018-08-18]  vim-pivotal-tracker-jump : Jump to the Pivotal Tracker story under the cursor
(1.1) Add changeable g:pivotal_tracker_jump_url variable - Michael Foley
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