Vim - the ubiquitous text editor
Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and
changing any kind of text very efficient.
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
is the current version
VimConf 2020 online
Since the normal VimConf was cancelled because of the pandemic, others organised an online version.
This happened in the weekend of September 5.
You can now find most of the talks on YouTube.
See the conference website.
Note that each speaker had its own way of recording, the quality is mixed. (Bram Moolenaar)
old but still useful videos
Not much news has appeared here for a while, so let's dig up some old stuff!
The talk about Vim's 25th birthday can be found here. It gives a nice overview of how Vim became what it is now.
A much older talk, but about stuff that never gets old is 7 Habits For Effective Text Editing. Anybody who spends more than an hour a day editing text should watch it.
I recently discovered a University lecture about Vim here. It's amazing how many Vim tutorials can be found on Youtube. (Bram Moolenaar)
Vim 8.2 is released
More than a year after 8.1 and 2424 patches: Here is 8.2!
You can read the announcement on this page.
Main new feature is support for Popup windows.
To show it off a silly game was created.
Happy Vimming! (Bram Moolenaar)
Vim: The power tool for everyone!
See pictures of Bram's latest visit to Uganda on
Read the visit report on the ICCF website.
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