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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 8.2.1456 is the current version 

old but still useful videos

[2020-07-10] Not much news has appeared here for a while, so let's dig up some old stuff! The talk about Vim's 25th birthday can be found here. It gives a nice overview of how Vim became what it is now. A much older talk, but about stuff that never gets old is 7 Habits For Effective Text Editing. Anybody who spends more than an hour a day editing text should watch it. I recently discovered a University lecture about Vim here. It's amazing how many Vim tutorials can be found on Youtube. (Bram Moolenaar)

Vim 8.2 is released

[2019-12-13] More than a year after 8.1 and 2424 patches: Here is 8.2! You can read the announcement on this page. Main new feature is support for Popup windows. To show it off a silly game was created. Happy Vimming! (Bram Moolenaar)

VimConf 2019 Videos and Photos available

[2019-12-03] VimConf 2019 was held successfully in Tokyo. Big thanks to the organizers! Videos can now be found on Youtube. Photos can be found on the VimConf website (Bram Moolenaar)

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See pictures of Bram's latest visit to Uganda on Google Photos.

Read the visit report on the ICCF website.

  Recent Script Updates  5,751 scripts, 15,650,313 downloads 
[2020-08-14]  vim-doge : Generate proper code documentation skeletons with a single keypress.
(2.7.1) Fix typescript bug multiline function declaration with decorators and deconstructuring. - Kim Koomen
[2020-08-14]  vim-CtrlXA : make Ctrl-X and Ctrl-A run through keyword cycles
(1.8) toggle keywords behind cursor word - Enno Nagel
[2020-08-14]  vim-cpywrite : Generate copyright headers for any open source license
(0.2.0) Improved startup time - Robert Di Pardo
[2020-08-12]  awk.vim : Indenting for AWK script
(1.88) change: New option g:awk_indent_stat_continue fix: Option g:awk_indent_tail_bslash with tab - Clavelito Cla
[2020-08-11]  AmbiCompletion : Ambiguous completion
(2.0a7) fix function type error - Shuhei Kubota
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