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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 8.1.0009 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 8.1.0009
Problem: Tabpages insufficiently tested.
Solution: Add more test coverage. (Dominique Pelle, closes #2934)
Patch 8.1.0008
Problem: No test for strwidth().
Solution: Add a test. (Dominique Pelle, closes #2931)
Patch 8.1.0007
Problem: No test for "o" and "O" in Visual block mode.
Solution: Add a test. (Dominique Pelle, closes #2932)
Patch 8.1.0006
Problem: syn_id2cterm_bg() may be undefined. (Axel Bender)
Solution: Adjust #ifdef.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,545 scripts, 12,422,990 downloads 
[2018-05-20]  thesaurus_query.vim : Multi-language Thesaurus Query and Replacement plugin
(0.6.3) Add datamuse.com as one of the default backend to alleviate the problem caused by change in thesaurus.com. - Chong HE
[2018-05-20]  pgsql : The best PostgreSQL plugin for Vim!
(2.1.1) Updated for PostgreSQL 10.4. - Lifepillar
[2018-05-19]  javaimports.vim : Inserts all import clauses to your java source file
(1.0.0) better usability when choosing between choices rework of JRE class extraction: * Classes are generated during "make install"=> independent from JDK version now => if you install new jdk you should rerun make clean; make install known limitations: * Class names in the java code written inside strings (encapsulated in quotes) are recognized as false positives. - Steve Kreyer
[2018-05-16]  vipsql : A vim-frontend for interacting with psql
(v1.0) Initial upload -
[2018-05-15]  uncrustify : uncrustify formatter support
(0.0.1) Initial upload - Markus Braun
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