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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 8.1.0303 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 8.1.0303
Problem: line2byte() is wrong for last line with 'noeol' and 'nofixeol'.
Solution: Fix off-by-one error. (Shane Harper, closes #3351)
Patch 8.1.0302
Problem: Crash when using :suspend and "fg".
Solution: Undo patch 8.1.244.
Patch 8.1.0301
Problem: GTK: Input method popup displayed on wrong screen.
Solution: Add the screen position offset. (Ken Takata, closes #3268)
Patch 8.1.0300
Problem: The old window title might be freed twice. (Dominique Pelle)
Solution: Do not free "oldtitle" in a signal handler but set a flag to have it freed later.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,591 scripts, 12,423,699 downloads 
[2018-08-19]  move : Move lines and selected text up and down
(1.4) * New functionality for moving horizontally * Add g:move_past_end_of_line to control the move to the right. - Matthias Vogelgesang
[2018-08-19]  Nvim-R : Plugin to work with R
(0.9.12) * Minor bug fixes. * Bibliographic completion for Rmd. * New command:  :RDebugInfo * New options: R_hi_fun_globenv, R_auto_scroll, R_ls_env_tol, R_non_r_compl, R_cite_pattern. * Accept prefix "terminal:" in `R_csv_app`. * Remove option R_tmux_split. * Changes:    - If the Object Browser is already open, \ro will close it.    - The values "bottom" and "top" are no longer valid for R_objbr_p... - Jakson Aquino
[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
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