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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 8.2.1718 is the current version 

VimConf 2020 online

[2020-09-11] Since the normal VimConf was cancelled because of the pandemic, others organised an online version. This happened in the weekend of September 5. You can now find most of the talks on YouTube. See the conference website. Note that each speaker had its own way of recording, the quality is mixed. (Bram Moolenaar)

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)

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  Recent Script Updates  5,755 scripts, 15,788,213 downloads 
[2020-09-20]  Colortemplate : The Toolkit for Color Scheme Designers!
(2.1.0) The toolkit for color scheme developers! What's new: 1. 🎨 The Style Picker: edit color schemes in real-time directly within Vim! 2. 🎬 Import function to generate a template from any color scheme: you don't need to start from scratch! 3. 🐞 Bug fixes. Bring your color schemes to another level! - Lifepillar
[2020-09-19]  vim-readonly : Automatically set readonly option on specific files.
(1.2) + Fix performance issue (startup time) - Y. Choi
[2020-09-14]  awk.vim : Indenting for AWK script
(2.0) update: Redesigned version 2 - Clavelito Cla
[2020-09-11]  mkdx.vim : Adds useful mappings for working with markdown files
(1.10.0) - Add: mkdx#gf_visual function which mimicks mkdx#gf using visually selected text (#119) - Add: opt-in support for TOML and JSON frontmatter and settings to control which syntax is supported. - Add: feature to renumber numbered list items with tab/shift+tab (#113) - Fix: eager-load settings to ensure settings are properly initialized before loading a markdown file (#125 by @victorkristof) - Fi... - Sidney Liebrand
[2020-09-06]  clever-f.vim : Extended f/F/t/T mappings for more convenience.
(1.6) - Adding new features - Fixes for newer Vim - Linda Rhysd
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