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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 8.1.1706 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 8.1.1706
Problem: Typo in #ifdef.
Solution: Change PROT to PROTO.
Patch 8.1.1705
Problem: Using ~{} for a literal dict is not nice.
Solution: Use #{} instead.
Patch 8.1.1704
Problem: C-R C-W does not work after C-G when using 'incsearch'.
Solution: Put cursor at end of the match. (Yasuhiro Matsumoto, closes #4664)
Patch 8.1.1703
Problem: Breaking out of loop by checking window pointer is insufficient.
Solution: Check the window ID and the buffer number. (closes #4683)
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  Recent Script Updates  5,668 scripts, 13,021,141 downloads 
[2019-07-18]  vim-doge : Generate proper code documentation skeletons with a single keypress.
(1.3.2) Change default g:doge_mapping to <Leader>d instead of <C-d>. - Kim Koomen
[2019-07-15]  vim-color-forest-night : 🌲 Comfortable & Pleasant Vim Color Scheme
(0.4) add forest-dusk - Sainnhe Park
[2019-07-15]  Solarized 8 : Optimized Solarized colorschemes. Best served with true-color terminals!
(1.2.0) Increased contrast in some cases (in particular, in solarized8_high); added “flat” as an allowed value for g:solarized_statusline; improved readability of popup menus in some circumstances; other minor visual tweaks. Color schemes built with Colortemplate v2.0.0. - Lifepillar
[2019-07-15]  Colortemplate : The Toolkit for Color Scheme Designers!
(2.0.0) After applying the final touches, the v2.0 milestone has been reached! What are you expecting to start designing your color schemes? - Lifepillar
[2019-07-14]  vim-color-vanilla-cake : 🍰 Light & Eye-friendly Color Scheme
(0.2) Initial upload - Sainnhe Park
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