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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 8.1.1042 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 8.1.1042
Problem: The paste test doesn't work properly in the Windows console.
Solution: Disable the test.
Patch 8.1.1041
Problem: Test for Arabic no longer needed.
Solution: Remove the test for something that was intentionally left out.
Patch 8.1.1040
Problem: FEAT_TAG_ANYWHITE is not enabled in any build.
Solution: Remove the feature.
Patch 8.1.1039
Problem: MS-Windows build fails.
Solution: Remove dependency on arabic.h
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  Recent Script Updates  5,633 scripts, 12,791,906 downloads 
[2019-03-23]  diffchar.vim : Highlight the exact differences, based on characters and words
(8.5) Enhanced to show a balloon and display a corresponding diff unit. Fixed to correctly handle DiffChange lines while editing. - Rick Howe
[2019-03-22]  unicon : uniform contrast light and dark colorscheme
(2.0.0) Extra colors for diff mode. - Andrey Bartashevitch
[2019-03-19]  vim-auto-save : Automatically save changes to disk
(0.1.12) Fixed support for b:auto_save option. Documentation updated. - Alexey Chernenkov
[2019-03-19]  ACE Log syntax : Syntax Highlight for ACE log file
(1.0) Initial upload - Like Ma
[2019-03-18]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(5.8) Fixed while-read - Clavelito Cla
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