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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 8.1.1027 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 8.1.1027
Problem: Memory usage test sometimes fails.
Solution: Use 80% of before.last as the lower limit. (Christian Brabandt)
Patch 8.1.1026
Problem: Unused condition. (Coverity)
Solution: Remove the condition. Also remove unused #define.
Patch 8.1.1025
Problem: Checking NULL pointer after addition. (Coverity)
Solution: First check for NULL, then add the column.
Patch 8.1.1024
Problem: Stray log calls in terminal code. (Christian Brabandt)
Solution: Remove the calls.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,633 scripts, 12,788,395 downloads 
[2019-03-19]  vim-auto-save : Automatically save changes to disk
(0.1.12) Fixed support for b:auto_save option. Documentation updated. - Alexey Chernenkov
[2019-03-19]  ACE Log syntax : Syntax Highlight for ACE log file
(1.0) Initial upload - Like Ma
[2019-03-18]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(5.8) Fixed while-read - Clavelito Cla
[2019-03-18]  visualrepeat : Repeat command extended to visual mode.
(1.31) - ENH: Add g. mapping that forces built-in repeat; i.e. skips any custom repeat.vim or visualrepeat.vim actions. This can be useful if a plugin offers a special repeat for visual mode, but a built-in repeat on each selected line may make sense, too. For example, my KeepText.vim plugin would keep the entire linewise selection; forcing a built-in repeat (of the custom operator) would reapply e.g. a ... - Ingo Karkat
[2019-03-18]  MultiWordComplete : Insert mode completion that completes a sequence of words based on anchors.
(1.01) - Make repeat across lines work. - FIX: Avoid "E121: Undefined variable: s:isNoMatches" when triggering the completion for the first time without a valid base. - Remove default g:MultiWordComplete_complete configuration and default to 'complete' option value instead. - Remove superfluous duplicate :imap for default mapping. *** You need to update to CompleteHelper.vim (vimscript #3914) version ... - Ingo Karkat
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