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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 8.1.0296 is the current version 

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)

Migration done

[2018-06-29] If you can see this news entry, then the migration of http://www.vim.org to the new osdn datacenter has been performed. successfully. It might take some time until vim.org resolves to the new host, you can use http://www.vim8.org if you experience issues. (Christian Brabandt)

Vim 8.1 is released!

[2018-05-18] Vim 8.1 is a minor release, a few new features have been added since Vim 8.0. A lot of bugs have been fixed, documentation was updated, etc. The main new feature is the terminal window. More information can be found on this page. (Bram Moolenaar)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.0296
Problem: Command parsing for 'incsearch' is a bit ugly.
Solution: Return when there is no pattern. Put common checks together.
Patch 8.1.0295
Problem: No 'incsearch' highlighting for :vimgrep and similar commands.
Solution: Parse the :vimgrep command and similar ones to locate the search pattern. (Hirohito Higashi, closes #3344)
Patch 8.1.0294
Problem: MS-Windows: sometimes uses short directory name.
Solution: Expand to long file name with correct caps. (Nobuhiro Takasaki, closes #3334)
Patch 8.1.0293
Problem: Checks for type of stack is cryptic.
Solution: Define IS_QF_STACK() and IS_LL_STACK(). (Yegappan Lakshmanan)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,591 scripts, 12,423,692 downloads 
[2018-08-18]  vim-pivotal-tracker-jump : Jump to the Pivotal Tracker story under the cursor
(1.1) Add changeable g:pivotal_tracker_jump_url variable - Michael Foley
[2018-08-17]  localvimrc : load subdirectory specific vimrc files
(3.0.0) IMPORTANT NOTICE: The checksum algorithm was changed since last release thus all persistent answers are invalid and asked again on loading a local vimrc file for the first time after updateing the plugin. - use SHA256 as for calculating checksums and use FNV-1 as fallback. - add command |LocalVimRCCleanup| to remove all unusable persistence data. - add command |LocalVimRCForget| to remove per... - Markus Braun
[2018-08-16]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(5.3) Bug fix for closing paren - Clavelito Cla
[2018-08-14]  Smart Mark : Display current marks in the buffer
(0.0.1) Initial upload - Jacob Rahme
[2018-08-12]  vim-term : Run programs in a terminal via :terminal command.
(1.0.1) Changed plugin name - Marcin Szamotulski
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