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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 8.1.1350 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 8.1.1350
Problem: "W" for wrapping not shown when more than 99 matches.
Solution: Adjust check for length. (Masato Nishihata, closes #4388)
Patch 8.1.1349
Problem: If writing runs into a conversion error the backup file is
Solution: deleted. (Arseny Nasokin) Don't delete the backup file is the file was overwritten and a conversion error occurred. (Christian Brabandt, closes #4387)
Patch 8.1.1348
Problem: Running tests may cause the window to move.
Solution: Correct the reported window position for the offset with the position after ":winpos". Works around an xterm bug.
Patch 8.1.1347 (after 8.1.1327)
Problem: Fractional scroll position not restored after closing window.
Solution: Do restore fraction if topline is not one.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,647 scripts, 12,880,287 downloads 
[2019-05-19]  HyperList : Everything. Concise and precise. Outliner, organizer, brainstormer, project mgmt
(2.3.14) Added the feature to highlight/focus the current part of a HyperList (toggles with <leader>h) - Geir Isene
[2019-05-17]  hlparser : parse `:hi {name}` into a dict
(0.1) Initial upload - Shuhei Kubota
[2019-05-15]  shellcheck.vim : Vim wrapper for ShellCheck, a static analysis tool for shell scripts.
(1.0.0) Initial upload - Joshua Priddle
[2019-05-15]  readline.vim : Readline-style mappings for command-line mode
(20190510) - Fix plugin compatibility with Vim version 7.0 - Switch to date based versioning - Elias Åström
[2019-05-11]  mkdx.vim : Adds useful mappings for working with markdown files
(1.9.1) - Fix: Handle non-ascii characters in header (TOC) links (https://github.com/SidOfc/mkdx/pull/85 by @totpet) - Sidney Liebrand
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