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Vim - the ubiquitous text editor

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. 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 8.2.2800 is the current version 

Total Landscaping

[2020-11-11] Of course there is also Vim total landscaping. It will last for four seasons! Sorry, no fire extinguisher. (Bram Moolenaar)

Happy birthday!

[2020-11-04] 29 years ago the very first version of Vim was built and distributed. And Vim is more popular than ever before! So, what's going on these days? Read it in this message. (Bram Moolenaar)

VimConf 2020 online

[2020-09-11] Since the normal VimConf was cancelled because of the pandemic, others organised an online version. This happened in the weekend of September 5. You can now find most of the talks on YouTube. See the conference website. Note that each speaker had its own way of recording, the quality is mixed. (Bram Moolenaar)

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  Recent Script Updates  5,801 scripts, 16,289,890 downloads 
[2021-04-23]  colon_operator.vim : Use colon commands with motions
(0.5.0) Code and documentation refactoring and cleanup, no significant usage changes - Tom Ryder
[2021-04-23]  vertical_region.vim : Move to lines bounding a vertical indent region
(1.3.1) Code and documentation refactoring and cleanup, no significant usage changes - Tom Ryder
[2021-04-22]  wheel : Buffer group & workspace manager
(1.20) - improved selections in dedicated buffers : select/clear/toggle all visible, filtered lines - generalisation of buffer layers - ability to reload a dedicated buffer - easy navigation between dedicated buffers & layers : switch, back and forth - chimay orduval
[2021-04-17]  spotdiff.vim : A range and area selectable diffthis to compare partially
(4.0) Added a group of commands to select the Visual area to be compared in non-diff normal mode. - Rick Howe
[2021-04-16]  diffchar.vim : Highlight the exact differences, based on characters and words
(8.9) Fixed not to overrule syntax highlighting. - Rick Howe
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