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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 8.0.0118 is the current version 

Happy 25th birthday!

[2016-11-02] Vim version 1.14 was the first public release of Vim, distributed on Fred Fish disk 591. The executable has the version information "Vi IMitation v1.14 (Nov 2 1991 0:36:35)". That is exactly 25 years ago. Raise your glass to Vim! (Bram Moolenaar)

Nice article about Vim on hostingadvice.com

[2016-10-21] Releasing version 8.0 and getting close to the 25th birthday inspired the writing of this article. It contains links to relevant info and can be used to convince a friend to start using Vim. (Bram Moolenaar)

Vim 8.0 released!

[2016-09-12] After more than ten years there is a major Vim release. It gives you interesting new features, such as channels, JSON, Jobs, Timers, Partials, Lambdas, Closures, Packages and more. Test coverage has been increased, many bugs were fixed, this is a rock stable version. Read more about it in the announcement. (Bram Moolenaar)

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  Recent Script Updates  5,365 scripts, 11,528,045 downloads 
[2016-12-02]  minimalist.vim : A Material Theme Darker for Vim
(1.0) Initial upload - Diki Andriansyah
[2016-12-02]  vim-anyfold : Generic folding mechanism and motion based on indentation
(1.1.0) * Toggle key has been removed * Fast and direct auto-update of folds * Performance improvements * Better defaults for curly-brace languages * Various bug fixes - Patrick Seewald
[2016-12-01]  vim-love-docs : Highlighting and help file for the LOVE framework
(0.5.0) Changed formatting; fixed highlighting error - Davis Claiborne
[2016-11-30]  ingo-library : Vimscript library of common functions.
(1.028) - ENH: Also support optional a:flagsMatchCount in ingo#cmdargs#pattern#ParseUnescaped() and ingo#cmdargs#pattern#ParseUnescapedWithLiteralWholeWord(). - Add missing ingo#cmdargs#pattern#ParseWithLiteralWholeWord() variant. - ingo#codec#URL#Decode(): Also convert the character set to UTF-8 to properly handle non-ASCII characters. For example, %C3%9C should decode to "", not to "œ". - Add ... - Ingo Karkat
[2016-11-30]  sh.vim : Indenting for Shell script
(4.23) bug fix - Clavelito Cla
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