#vim Portal

Vim is a text editor that is an improved version of the old Unix editor vi. It is available for almost all operating systems and is pre-installed on many Unix-⁠like systems. It can be run with a graphical or terminal user interface (GUI or TUI). For an overview, see wikipedia.org/wiki/Vim_(text_editor).

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Vim News

2022-November-19  Vim is 31 years old!🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

2022-June-28 (Tau Day)  Vim v9.0 released. For details, see www.vim.org/vim90.php.

2019-December-13  Vim v8.2 released. The main new feature is popup windows.

2018-December-16  Vim v8.1.0606 released. The new feature is that the cryptmethod default is blowfish2. Before this version, the cryptmethod default was zip (a weak method).

2018-May-17  Vim v8.1 released. The main new feature is the :terminal command, which runs a terminal in a Vim window.


To view these elsewhere links, click this sentence.

Links flagged with a star (🌟) are regularly updated and are listed on the #zeitgeist Portal. For example, some blogs, discussion groups, news sites, and social networking sites are starred.


Chat Room on Gitter

If you see “OPEN CHAT” in the lower right corner of this page, you can click it to see the gitter.im/SpaceVim/SpaceVim chat room embedded⁠[1] here. SpaceVim is a Vim distribution that uses the space bar (SPC) as the main key for control and navigation.


Timeline on Twitter

The tweets in this section are from one of the Twitter lists I created and might be related to #vim.


@nm’s vim list

To view this list on Twitter, go to twitter.com/nm/lists/vim.

To view this Twitter list embedded here, click this sentence.

To view this list on a JavaScript-⁠free and ad-⁠free Nitter instance, go to either nitter.mask.sh/nm/lists/vim or read.whatever.social/nm/lists/vim.


Searching for "vim"

Searching for "gvim"

Searching for "gui vim"

Searching for "spacevim"


1. The embedded chat room on this portal is thanks to sidecar.gitter.im.

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