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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 8.1.1051 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 8.1.1051
Problem: Not all ways to switch terminal mode are tested.
Solution: Add more test cases.
Patch 8.1.1050
Problem: Blank srceen when DirectWrite failed.
Solution: Call redraw_later_clear() after recreating the Direct2D render target. (Ken Takata, closes #4172)
Patch 8.1.1049
Problem: When user tries to exit with CTRL-C message is confusing.
Solution: Only mention ":qa!" when there is a changed buffer. (closes #4163)
Patch 8.1.1048
Problem: Minor issues with tests.
Solution: Delete unused test OK file. Add missing entries in list of tests. Fix readme file. (Masato Nishihata, closes #4160)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,634 scripts, 12,796,667 downloads 
[2019-03-25]  yamsong : Edit JSON files in YAML
(1.0) Initial upload - Josef Fortier
[2019-03-24]  VIntSearch : "One should be able to jump between all kinds of search results".
(1.4.2) Support both Python 2 & Python 3 - yssl
[2019-03-24]  AutoCWD.vim : Automatically updates vim's CWD depending on the current file path
(1.3.2) Support both Python 2 & Python 3 - yssl
[2019-03-24]  AutoAdapt : Automatically adapt timestamps, copyright notices, etc.
(1.11) - Expose default s:lastChangePattern as g:AutoAdapt_LastChangePattern. Useful to adapt only this part when keeping the default rules. - Tweak g:AutoAdapt_LastChangePattern to also capture /[lL]ast updated\?/ and /Updated/, and make the following : optional. - Old version compatibility: Prevent "No matching autocommands" messages in Vim 7.0/1/2. *** You need to update to ingo-library (vimscript #... - Ingo Karkat
[2019-03-24]  Mark : Highlight several words in different colors simultaneously. (#1238 continued)
(3.1.0) - ENH: Handle magicness atoms (\V, \m) in regexps entered via <Leader>r or :Mark /{pattern}/. - ENH: Choose a more correct insertion point with multiple alternatives for a mark by projecting the length of the existing and alternatives and the added pattern. - BUG: Regression: <Leader>n without {N} and not on an existing mark prints error "Do not pass empty pattern to disable all marks". - ENH: ... - Ingo Karkat
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