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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 8.1.2198 is the current version 

VimConf 2019 tickets now available

[2019-09-10] Last year's VimConf was a great success. You can find links to the slides and videos on the website. VimConf 2019 is taking place on November 3rd in Tokyo. It looks like tickets are still available here. (Bram Moolenaar)

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)


Recent patches

Patch 8.1.2198
Problem: Crash when using :center in autocommand.
Solution: Bail out early for an empty line. (Dominique pelle, closes #5095)
Patch 8.1.2197
Problem: ExitPre autocommand may cause accessing freed memory.
Solution: Check the window pointer is still valid. (closes #5093)
Patch 8.1.2196
Problem: MS-Windows: running tests with MSVC lacks updates.
Solution: Improve running individual tests on MS-Windows. (closes #4922)
Patch 8.1.2195
Problem: Vim does not exit when closing a terminal window and it is the
Solution: last window. Exit Vim if the closed terminal window is the last one. (closes #4539)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,686 scripts, 14,580,391 downloads 
[2019-10-22]  radical.vim : Convert decimal, hex, octal, binary number representations
(1.1.0) Restore clipboard and registers after coerce Support customising mappings - glts
[2019-10-21]  vim-tmux-pilot : Unified navigation of splits and tabs in vim and tmux
(0.2) - Enable user-defined keybindings. - Add keybinding <c-\> to move to previous pane. - Urbain Vaes
[2019-10-19]  vim-floaterm : This plugin helps open the terminal in the floating window and toggle it quickly
(1.2.1) - Make floating position relative to the entire vim window, close #10 - Fix function call without arguments - Yun Zhi
[2019-10-19]  vim-sentence-chopper : version-control friendly formatting of prose (and LaTeX markup)
(1.2) fix oversights - Enno Nagel
[2019-10-16]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(5.19) fix: while-do and if-then - Clavelito Cla
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