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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 9.1.0507 is the current version 

Support for the XDG Base Directory Specification

[2024-04-18] Patch 9.1.327 brings support for the freedesktop XDG Base Directory Specification and has now been merged. A few more adjustments have been made withe following patches: v9.1.0337 and 9.1.345. That means, you can now place your configuration files under ~/.config/vim/ instead of ~/.vim so Vim will stop littering your home directory. Note: To make this change backwards compatible, Vim will only attempt to source from that location, if ~/.vim/vimrc and ~/.vimrc file do not exist. So it won't impact existing users, but users that want to start using the new location, will need to move their existing configuration to the new place. You can also read about it at :h xdg-base-dir. Thanks to all the contributors that help Vim continuing to grow! (Christian Brabandt)

Vim 9.1 is released!

[2024-01-02] The Vim project is happy to announce that Vim 9.1 has finally been released. This release is dedicated to Bram Moolenaar, Vims lead developer for more than 30 years, who suddenly passed away in August 2023. The most notable changes are support for Vim9 classes and objects, smooth scrolling support and virtual text support. And as usual, runtime files have been updated, many bugs have been fixed and potential security relevant fixes have been included. You can find the full announcement here. (Christian Brabandt)

A new Vim.org Homepage

[2023-10-12] The Vim homepage will be renovated by a few students from the FH University Salzburg. Development will happen at a new Github repository. Feedback is very welcome and can happen at the vim_dev mailing list or at the github repository.
See the announcement. (Christian Brabandt)

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  Recent Script Updates  5,948 scripts, 18,076,310 downloads 
[2024-06-18]  asynctasks : Modern Task System for Project Building/Testing/Deploying !!
(1.9.19) - Check if 'cwd' option exists before updating in asynctasks#start function. - Wei Lin
[2024-06-17]  vim-color-export : A tool to backport NeoVim colorschemes to Vim
(1.0.2) new hightlighting names for exporting - Wei Lin
[2024-06-13]  tags-syntax-update : Update tags syntax to highlight Kind field
(0.4) * Fix the skip pattern in :syntax region command for tag address field - Timothy Madden
[2024-06-12]  ctags mtable parser syntax : Syntax file for writing multi-table parsers in *.ctags files
(0.5) * Fix error highlight for wrong achor placement (^$) inside regular expression - Timothy Madden
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