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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 8.1.0436 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 8.1.0436
Problem: Can get the text of inputsecret() with getcmdline(). (Tommy Allen)
Solution: Don't return the text.
Patch 8.1.0435
Problem: Cursorline highlight not removed in some situation. (Vitaly
Solution: Yashin) Reset last_cursorline when resetting 'cursorline'. (Christian Brabandt, closes #3481)
Patch 8.1.0434
Problem: copy_loclist() is too long.
Solution: Split in multiple functions. (Yegappan Lakshmanan)
Patch 8.1.0433
Problem: Mapping can obtain text from inputsecret(). (Tommy Allen)
Solution: Disallow CTRL-R = and CTRL-\ e when using inputsecret().
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  Recent Script Updates  5,605 scripts, 12,423,924 downloads 
[2018-09-26]  vim-whelp : A historical record of your help queries
(1.0.1) Adds keepjumps and hide to the buffer creation - Andrew Nichols
[2018-09-26]  vim-rumrunner : A better MRU list.
(2.0.0) Adds a Rumrunner buffer for viewing and manipulating the current MRU list. Plus bug fixes. - Andrew Nichols
[2018-09-25]  vim-determined : A wrapper to make term_start more friendly
(1.0.0) Initial upload - Andrew Nichols
[2018-09-24]  EditSimilar : Commands to edit files with a similar filename.
(2.50) - ENH: Also support optional {text}=?{replacement} that if done don't count yet as a successful substitution; another {text2}={replacement2} must still happen. - FIX: :SaveOverBufferAs and :WriteOverBuffer don't handle files with spaces. Need to define them with -nargs=+ to keep Vim from unescaping the filespec. *** You need to update to ingo-library (vimscript #4433) version 1.025! *** - Ingo Karkat
[2018-09-20]  Command-T : Fast file navigation for VIM
(5.0.3) - Fix unlisted buffers showing up in |:CommandTBuffer| listing on Neovim. - Fix edge cases with opening selections in tabs (#315). - Fix possible degenerate performance of |:CommandTBuffer| and   |:CommandTMRU| on Neovim. - Handle missing match listing buffer in Neovim (#342). - Greg Hurrell
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