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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 8.1.0976 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 8.1.0976
Problem: Dosinstall still has buffer overflow problems.
Solution: Adjust buffer sizes. (Yasuhiro Matsumoto, closes #4002)
Patch 8.1.0975
Problem: Using STRNCPY() wrongly. Warning for uninitialized variable.
Solution: Use mch_memmove(). Initialize variable. (Yasuhiro Matsumoto, closes #3979)
Patch 8.1.0974
Problem: Cannot switch from terminal window to previous tabpage.
Solution: Make CTRL-W gT move to previous tabpage.
Patch 8.1.0973
Problem: Pattern with syntax error gives threee error messages. (Kuang-che
Solution: Wu) Remove outdated internal error. Don't fall back to other engine after an error.(closes #4035)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,630 scripts, 12,738,978 downloads 
[2019-02-21]  vim-searchhi : Highlight the current search result differently
(0.5.1) Add g:searchhi_clear_all_asap and g:searchhi_update_all_asap - qxxxb
[2019-02-20]  tortus.vim : Dark (grey and yellow on black) color scheme based on on torte.vim
(1.0.9) - optimize terminal colors - added tortusless.vim, a less aggressive version of tortus.vim - Patrick Meiser-Knosowski
[2019-02-17]  vim-webdevicons : Adds file type glyphs/icons to popular Vim plugins: NERDTree, vim-airline, Power
(v0.11.0) https://github.com/ryanoasis/vim-devicons/releases/tag/v0.11.0 - Ryan McIntyre
[2019-02-16]  vim-java-ununsed-imports : Allows showing and removing unused imports in a java file.
(1.1.1) https://github.com/akhaku/vim-java-unused-imports/issues/19 - Ammar Khaku
[2019-02-14]  vim-todo-lists : Plugin for TODO lists management
(0.7.0) * Added automatic date insertion feature * Added mappings for fast increasing/decreasing indent * Items list are made markdown compatible (old are files updated automatically on load) - Alexander Serebryakov
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