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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 8.1.1365 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 8.1.1365
Problem: Source command doesn't check for the sandbox. (Armin Razmjou)
Solution: Check for the sandbox when sourcing a file.
Patch 8.1.1364
Problem: Design for popup window support needs more details.
Solution: Add details about using a window and buffer. Rename popup_show() to popup_create() and add popup_show() and popup_hide().
Patch 8.1.1363
Problem: ":vert options" does not make a vertical split.
Solution: Pass the right modifiers in $OPTWIN_CMD. (Ken Takata, closes #4401)
Patch 8.1.1362
Problem: Code and data in tests can be hard to read.
Solution: Use the new heredoc style. (Yegappan Lakshmanan, closes #4400)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,647 scripts, 12,887,675 downloads 
[2019-05-22]  fcitx.vim : keep and restore fcitx state when leaving/re-entering insert mode
(1.2.6) support fcitx5 - lilydjwg
[2019-05-21]  searchant.vim : Vim plugin for improved search highlighting
(v1.1.0) Removed g:searchant_current setting Added toggle functionality (thanks to andykais) - Tim Schumacher
[2019-05-21]  hlparser : parse `:hi {name}` into a dict
(0.2) fix error when `hi` contains newlines - Shuhei Kubota
[2019-05-21]  vim-searchme : A Neovim/Vim plugin to open your browser and search for text selected in
(0.3.0) Support customized key mapping - Yun Zhi
[2019-05-20]  CaptureClipboard : Append system clipboard changes to current buffer.
(1.21) - Default to "+ on Linux; add :CaptureSelection variant for "* there. - Ingo Karkat
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