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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 8.1.0527 is the current version 

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)

Vimfest 2017 recap

[2018-08-14] Matthias has (finally!) organised all the information about last year's Vimfest in Berlin. The result is a comprehensive overview of all the speakers, slides and videos. Read it all on the vimfest site. Unfortunately, there are no plans for a Vimfest 2018. (Bram Moolenaar)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.0527
Problem: Using 'shiftwidth' from wrong buffer for folding.
Solution: Use "buf" instead of "curbuf". (Christian Brabandt)
Patch 8.1.0526
Problem: Running out of signal stack in RealWaitForChar. (Vladimir Marek)
Solution: Make the fd_set variables static.
Patch 8.1.0525 (after 8.1.0524)
Problem: Terminal test skips part on Windows.
Solution: Fix Test_terminal_does_not_truncate_last_newlines(). (Hirohito Higashi, closes #3606)
Patch 8.1.0524 (after 8.1.0522)
Problem: Terminal test fails on Windows.
Solution: Skip Test_terminal_does_not_truncate_last_newlines() for now.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,609 scripts, 12,524,554 downloads 
[2018-11-15]  Toggle : allows you to toggle bool (true/false) and other words with a shortcut
(0.6) Add Python True/False toggle, kindly provided by Christian Tabedzki - Timo Teifel
[2018-11-14]  mkdx.vim : Adds useful mappings for working with markdown files
(1.8.2) - Fix: handle &shiftwidth = 0 (Thanks to @marcdeop -- https://github.com/marcdeop). - Sidney Liebrand
[2018-11-10]  yaifa : Yet another indent finder, almost...
(2.1) Fix some logic and add support for NeoVim - Israel Chauca Fuentes
[2018-11-10]  vim-determined : A wrapper to make term_start more friendly
(1.1.1) Documentation update - Andrew Nichols
[2018-11-10]  ywvim : Another input method(IM) for VIM, supports all modes.
(1.25) 1. 支持智能标点. Added support for intelligent punctuations. let g:ywvim_intelligent_punc=1. let g:ywvim_intelligent_punclist='.,:' 2. 增加特殊符号,可以像普通码元一样有选字栏选多个符号。Added support on Spe... - Yue Wu
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