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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 8.1.2187 is the current version 

VimConf 2019 tickets now available

[2019-09-10] Last year's VimConf was a great success. You can find links to the slides and videos on the website. VimConf 2019 is taking place on November 3rd in Tokyo. It looks like tickets are still available here. (Bram Moolenaar)

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)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.2187
Problem: Error for bad regexp even though regexp is not used when writing
Solution: a file. (Arseny Nasokin) Ignore regexp errors. (closes #5059)
Patch 8.1.2186 (after 8.1.2184)
Problem: Cannot build without the +eval feature.
Solution: Move line inside #ifdef.
Patch 8.1.2185 (after 8.1.2181)
Problem: Syntax test fails.
Solution: Add missing file patch.
Patch 8.1.2184
Problem: Option context is not copied when splitting a window. (Daniel
Solution: Hahler) Copy the option context, so that ":verbose set" works. (closes #5066)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,686 scripts, 14,437,914 downloads 
[2019-10-19]  vim-floaterm : This plugin helps open the terminal in the floating window and toggle it quickly
(1.2.1) - Make floating position relative to the entire vim window, close #10 - Fix function call without arguments - Yun Zhi
[2019-10-19]  vim-sentence-chopper : version-control friendly formatting of prose (and LaTeX markup)
(1.2) fix oversights - Enno Nagel
[2019-10-16]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(5.19) fix: while-do and if-then - Clavelito Cla
[2019-10-12]  vcs-jump : Jump to interesting places with a Git or Mercurial repo
(1.0) - Provide a meaningful title for the |quickfix| listing. - Run `git diff` with `--no-color` to prevent a `git config color.ui` setting of "always" from breaking diff mode (https://github.com/wincent/vcs-jump/issues/1) - Add |g:VcsJumpMode| and teach |:VcsJump| to accept a |:command-bang| suffix that can be used to make vcs-jump operate relative to the current buffer instead of the current workin... - Greg Hurrell
[2019-10-11]  fugitive.vim : A Git wrapper so awesome, it should be illegal
(3.1) Commands are now global, not buffer local. Calling a command in an unnamed buffer uses the working directory. Preserve line number on :Gedit to return to work tree buffer. Better submodule support in :Gstatus. Support git-blame revision ignoring features. Show first parent diff in merge commit buffer. Remove deprecated support for .git/tags. Bug fixes. - Tim Pope
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