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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

  News  Vim 8.0.0960 is the current version 

Vim voted #1 text editor on diffur

[2017-03-18] It's no surprise to Vim users, but always nice to see how Vim compares to other editors. You can view the list on diffur.com. (Bram Moolenaar)

Secure connection available

[2017-02-13] Notice the "go to HTTPS page" link in the header? Use it to go to the securely connected version of the same Vim pages. This runs on the sourceforge servers, thus the URL cannot end in vim.org. This is especially recommended if you upload or download scripts. (Bram Moolenaar)

Vim 25 birthday presentation

[2016-12-14] On November 2nd I did a presentation about Vim at Google Zurich. This is exactly 25 years since the first public version of Vim was built. The presentation gives an overview of Vim history and highlights the important choices that were made. With background information on my personal life and what was the state of computing, the context in which Vim was developed. You can find it on Youtube. (Bram Moolenaar)

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  Recent Script Updates  5,467 scripts, 12,029,781 downloads 
[2017-08-18]  Command-T : Fast file navigation for VIM
(5.0.1) - Fixed inability to open a top-level file with a name matching a previously   opened file (#295). - Fixed a related issue where previously opened file would cause a file to be   opened directly rather than in the desired split/tab (#298). - Tweaked <c-w> mapping behavior to better match what other readline-ish   implementations do, especially with respect to moving past punctuation   (#301). - Greg Hurrell
[2017-08-17]  RAPID-Syntax : Syntax, indent and more for Abb industrial robots
(1.5.1) * fixed bug in move around comment mapping [! and ]! - Patrick Meiser-Knosowski
[2017-08-17]  Auto Changing color script : Syntax highlight colors change gradually based on minutes of hour
(23.21) fixed a little bug preventing friendly reminders from showing if you took long to save your file beyond the specified n_friendlyReminderTimeout.  Just a mistaken variable name.  Fixed :D - Paul Contreras
[2017-08-17]  mbed-vim : Execute mbed CLI commands without exiting Vim!
(0.2) Minor bug fixes, new mappings - Nabil Elqatib
[2017-08-16]  vim-markdown-toc : A plugin to generate table of contents for Markdown files.
(v1.2.2) Add option to cycle list item markers, add command to remove toc - Ma Zhuang
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