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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 8.1.1912 is the current version 

Successful VimConf 2018 in Tokyo

[2018-12-01] VimConf was very well organised and there were many interesting talks. I have done a keynote, I hope it was appreciated. You can find the slides listed here. (Bram Moolenaar)

Happy Vim birthday!

[2018-11-04] 27 years ago the first version of Vim was published: 1.14 The date "November 2" can be found in the binary, so that's the official birthday of Vim. You can see my 25 year presentation on Youtube (Bram Moolenaar)

VimConf 2018 in Tokyo

[2018-10-19] The one and only Vim conference will be held on November 24 in Tokyo. You can see the program here. Unfortunately, it's already completely sold out! I'm happy to be invited to do the keynote. (Bram Moolenaar)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.1912
Problem: More functions can be used as methods.
Solution: Make channel and job functions usable as a method.
Patch 8.1.1911
Problem: More functions can be used as methods.
Solution: Make a few more functions usable as a method.
Patch 8.1.1910
Problem: Redrawing too much when toggling 'relativenumber'.
Solution: Only clear when 'signcolumn' is set to "number". (Yegappan Lakshmanan, closes #4852)
Patch 8.1.1909
Problem: More functions can be used as methods.
Solution: Make a few more functions usable as a method.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,676 scripts, 13,084,305 downloads 
[2019-08-21]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(5.10) fix: Brace, paren and comment line. - Clavelito Cla
[2019-08-20]  fugitive.vim : A Git wrapper so awesome, it should be illegal
(3.0) Use custom format for :Gstatus, not literal git status output. Inline diffing in :Gstatus, with support for staging individual hunks. List unpushed and unpulled commits in :Gstatus. Show rebase status in :Gstatus. Greatly expanded set of mappings in :Gstatus. Try g?, c?, and r?. :Gstatus p (add --patch) is changed to P. :Gstatus U (checkout/clean) is changed to X. New U behavior is global re... - Tim Pope
[2019-08-15]  gruvbox-material : Gruvbox with Material Palette
(dev) 1. adjust common hi groups 2. optimize more file types and plugins 3. finish neosyn branch - Sainnhe Park
[2019-08-15]  HyperList : Everything. Concise and precise. Outliner, organizer, brainstormer, project mgmt
(2.3.17) Significant release: Added a GVIM menu. Full rework of the color schemes for VIM & gVIM. Improvement to Goto Reference (gr) and Autonumbering and more. Several minor changes and improvement in the docs. Thanks to Don Kelley for suggestions and for extensive testing. - Geir Isene
[2019-08-13]  autohide : Set 'hidden' attribute on swap files and the like in Windows
(5) Fix backup files not properly hidden when the file has an extension. - Ben Fritz
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