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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 8.1.0026 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 8.1.0026
Problem: Terminal test fails with very tall terminal. (Tom)
Solution: Fix the terminal window size in the test.
Patch 8.1.0025
Problem: No test for the undofile() function.
Solution: Add test. (Dominique Pelle, closes #2958)
Patch 8.1.0024
Problem: % command not testded on #ifdef and comment.
Solution: Add tests. (Dominique Pelle, closes #2956)
Patch 8.1.0023
Problem: gcc 8.1 warns for use of strncpy(). (John Marriott)
Solution: Use mch_memmove() instead of STRNCPY().
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  Recent Script Updates  5,547 scripts, 12,423,034 downloads 
[2018-05-27]  vimteractive : Sending commands from vim to interactive programs
(0.2) Further robustness improvements - Will Handley
[2018-05-27]  readline.vim : Readline-style mappings for command-line mode
(1.7) - Fix meta mappings on Nvim - Add g:readline_meta to enable meta modifier mappings - Elias Åström
[2018-05-23]  Exoskeleton : Skeleton - improved!
(1) Initial upload - Joe Reynolds
[2018-05-22]  muttrc.vim : A syntax file to support the syntax of devel versions of mutt
(1.9) Updated for Mutt 1.10.0 - Kyle Wheeler
[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
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