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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 8.1.0796 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 8.1.0796
Problem: MS-Windows 7: problem with named pipe on channel.
Solution: Put back the disconnect/connect calls. (Yasuhiro Matsumoto, closes #3833)
Patch 8.1.0795 (after 8.1.0792)
Problem: Cannot build without popup menu.
Solution: Add #ifdef
Patch 8.1.0794
Problem: White space before " -Ntabmove" causes problems.
Solution: Skip whitespace. (Ozaki Kiichi, closes #3841)
Patch 8.1.0793
Problem: Incorrect error messages for functions that now take a Blob
Solution: argument. Adjust the error messages. (Dominique Pelle, closes #3846)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,625 scripts, 12,683,596 downloads 
[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
[2019-01-17]  todo-vim : todo-vim is plugin for manage your todo notes
(0.3) Fixed bugs - Dimercel Ito
[2019-01-17]  oops_trace.vim : oops_trace.vim - Use tag-style lookups on Linux kernel oops backtraces.
(1.3) Fixed a few bugs and added a bit more debug for when things go wrong. - Ross Zwisler
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