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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 8.1.1592 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 8.1.1592
Problem: May start file dialog while exiting.
Solution: Ignore the "browse" modifier when exiting. (Ozaki Kiichi, closes #4582
Patch 8.1.1591
Problem: On error garbage collection may free memory in use.
Solution: Reset may_garbage_collect when evaluating expression mapping. Add tests. (Ozaki Kiichi, closes #4579)
Patch 8.1.1590
Problem: Popup window test fails.
Solution: Add "scrollbar" to expected result.
Patch 8.1.1589
Problem: Popup window does not indicate scroll position.
Solution: Add a scrollbar.
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  Recent Script Updates  5,659 scripts, 12,951,408 downloads 
[2019-06-25]  DoGe : Generate proper code documentation skeletons with a single keypress.
(1.0.0) Initial upload - Kim Koomen
[2019-06-25]  deline : A lightweight statusline plugin with construction functionality
(0.12) x3 Faster display of file names. - Shuhei Kubota
[2019-06-25]  Jira-Vim : A vim plugin to access your Jira workspace directly from Vim
(0.1) Initial upload - Paul Kassianik
[2019-06-24]  vim-loclist-follow : automated selection of location list item based on cursor position
(0.4.0) [add] 'last' target type [fix] 'previous' target type extents [add] quickfix list support [mod] support heterogenous list items - Pete Beardmore
[2019-06-24]  php.vim : Original indent for php
(1.3) Added the ability to configure use of spaces instead of tabs for indenting.  FWIW, this script is still working for me on the latest version of vim, even after 12 years. - Miles Lott
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