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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 8.1.0800 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 8.1.0800
Problem: May use a lot of memory when a function creates a cyclic
Solution: reference. After saving a funccal many times, invoke the garbage collector. (closes #3835)
Patch 8.1.0799
Problem: Calling deleted function; test doesn't work on Mac.
Solution: Wait for the function to be called before deleting it. Use a job to write to the pty, unless in the GUI. (Ozaki Kiichi, closes #3854)
Patch 8.1.0798
Problem: Changing a blob while iterating over it works strangely.
Solution: Make a copy of the Blob before iterating.
Patch 8.1.0797
Problem: Error E898 is used twice.
Solution: Rename the Blob error to E899. (closes #3853)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,626 scripts, 12,685,113 downloads 
[2019-01-24]  AmbiCompletion : Ambiguous completion
(1.2) auto re-complete if few candidates - Shuhei Kubota
[2019-01-24]  vim-contemplate : Autcommand scaffolding with snippet exapnsion
(1.0.0) Initial upload - Andrew Nichols
[2019-01-22]  diffchar.vim : Highlight the exact differences, based on characters and words
(8.3) Fixed not to detect more DiffChange lines than g:DiffMaxLines option. - Rick Howe
[2019-01-22]  traces.vim : Range, pattern and substitute preview for Vim
(v1.1.0) New options   g:traces_num_range_preview   g:traces_enabled Pattern preview for :sort Various bugs fixed - Marko Nimac
[2019-01-18]  ModelineCommands : Extended modelines that allow the execution of arbitrary Vim commands.
(1.00) Initial upload - Ingo Karkat
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