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Vim (; a contraction of Vi IMproved) is a free and open-source, screen-based text editor program. It is an improved clone of Bill Joy's vi. Vim's author, Bram Moolenaar, derived Vim from a port of the Stevie editor for Amiga and released a version to the public in 1991. Vim is designed for use both from a command-line interface and as a standalone application in a graphical user interface. Vim is released under the Vim license, which includes some charityware clauses that encourage users who enjoy the software to consider donating to children in Uganda. The Vim license is compatible with the GNU General Public License through a special clause allowing distribution of modified copies under the GNU GPL version 2.0 or later.

Vim
Vim running in a terminal emulator
Original author(s)Bram Moolenaar
Initial release2 November 1991
(30 years ago)
(1991-11-02)
Stable release
8.2 / 12 December 2019; 2 years ago (12 December 2019)
Repository
Written inC, Vim script
Operating systemUnix, Linux, Windows NT, MS-DOS, macOS, iOS, Android, Haiku, AmigaOS, MorphOS
TypeText editor
LicenseVim
Websitewww.vim.org

Since its release for the Amiga, cross-platform development has made it available on many other systems. In 2006, it was voted the most popular editor amongst Linux Journal readers; in 2015 the Stack Overflow developer survey found it to be the third most popular text editor, and in 2019 the fifth most popular development environment.

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Vim's forerunner, Stevie (ST Editor for VI Enthusiasts), was created by Tim Thompson for the Atari ST in 1987 and further developed by Tony Andrews and G.R. (Fred) Walter.

Basing his work on Stevie, Bram Moolenaar began working on Vim for the Amiga computer in 1988, with the first public release (Vim v1.14) in 1991.[better source needed]

At the time of its first release, the name "Vim" was an acronym for "Vi IMitation", but this changed to "'Vi IMproved" late in 1993.

Release history
Date Version Changes and additions
June, 1987 N/A Tim Thompson releases Stevie (ST editor for VI enthusiasts), a limited vi clone for the Atari ST, posting the source on Usenet.
June, 1988 N/A Tony Andrews improves Stevie, and ports it to Unix and OS/2, releasing version 3.10 on Usenet.
1988 1.0 Bram Moolenaar creates Vi IMitation for the Amiga, based on Stevie, never publicly released
November 2, 1991 1.14 First public release for the Amiga on Fred Fish disk #591
1992 1.22 Port to Unix, never publicly released. Vim now competes with vi.
December 14, 1993 2.0 This is the first release using the name Vi IMproved.
August 12, 1994 3.0 Support for multiple windows
May 29, 1996 4.0 Graphical user interface
February 19, 1998 5.0 Syntax highlighting, basic scripting (user defined functions, commands, etc.)
April 6, 1998 5.1 Bug fixes, various improvements
April 27, 1998 5.2 Long line support, file browser, dialogs, popup menu, select mode, session files, user defined functions and commands, Tcl interface, etc.
August 31, 1998 5.3 Bug fixes, etc.
July 25, 1999 5.4 Basic file encryption, various improvements
September 19, 1999 5.5 Bug fixes, various improvements
January 16, 2000 5.6 New syntax files, bug fixes, etc.
June 24, 2000 5.7 New syntax files, bug fixes, etc.
May 31, 2001 5.8 New syntax files, bug fixes, etc.
September 26, 2001 6.0 Folding, plugins, multi-language, etc.
March 24, 2002 6.1 Bug fixes
June 1, 2003 6.2 GTK2 and libgnome2 support, Arabic language support, :try command, minor features, bug fixes
June 7, 2004 6.3 Bug fixes, translation updates, mark improvements
October 15, 2005 6.4 Bug fixes, updates to Perl, Python, and Ruby support
May 7, 2006 7.0 Spell checking, code completion, tab pages (multiple viewports/window layouts), current line and column highlighting, undo branches, and more
May 12, 2007 7.1 Bug fixes, new syntax and runtime files, etc.
August 9, 2008 7.2 Floating point support in scripts, refactored screen drawing code, bug fixes, new syntax files, etc.
August 15, 2010 7.3 Lua support, Python3 support, Blowfish encryption, persistent undo/redo
August 10, 2013 7.4 A new, faster regular expression engine.
September 12, 2016 8.0 Asynchronous I/O support, jobs, lambdas, etc.
May 18, 2018 8.1 Terminal window support and terminal gdb plugin.
December 13, 2019 8.2 Popup windows, text properties.
gVim 7.3

Like vi, Vim's interface is not based on menus or icons but on commands given in a text user interface; its GUI mode, gVim, adds menus and toolbars for commonly used commands but the full functionality is still expressed through its command line mode. Vi (and by extension Vim) tends to allow a typist to keep their fingers on the home row, which can be an advantage for a touch typist.

Vim has a built-in tutorial for beginners called vimtutor. It's usually installed along with Vim, but it exists as a separate executable and can be run with a shell command. There is also the Vim Users' Manual that details Vim's features and a FAQ. This manual can be read from within Vim, or found online.

Vim also has a built-in help facility (using the :help command) that allows users to query and navigate through commands and features.

Modes

Vim has 12 different editing modes, 6 of which are variants of the 6 basic modes. The most important modes are:

  • Normal mode – used for editor commands. This is also the default mode, unless the insertmode option is specified.
  • Visual mode – similar to normal mode, but used to highlight areas of text. Normal commands can be run on the highlighted area, for instance to move or edit a selection.
  • Insert mode – similar to editing in most modern editors. In this mode, buffers can be modified with the text inserted.
  • Command-line or Cmdline mode – supports a single line input at the bottom of the Vim window. Normal commands (beginning with :), and some other keys for specific actions (including pattern search and the filter command) activate this mode. On completion of the command, Vim returns to the previous mode.

Vim is highly customizable and extensible, making it an attractive tool for users who demand a large amount of control and flexibility over their text editing environment. Text input is facilitated by a variety of features designed to increase keyboard efficiency. Users can execute complex commands with "key mappings," which can be customized and extended. The "recording" feature allows for the creation of macros to automate sequences of keystrokes and call internal or user-defined functions and mappings. Abbreviations, similar to macros and key mappings, facilitate the expansion of short strings of text into longer ones and can also be used to correct mistakes. Vim also features an "easy" mode for users looking for a simpler text editing solution.

There are many plugins available that extend or add new functionality to Vim. These plugins are usually written in Vim's internal scripting language, vimscript (also known as VimL), but can be written in other languages as well.

There are projects bundling together complex scripts and customizations and aimed at turning Vim into a tool for a specific task or adding a major flavour to its behaviour. Examples include Cream, which makes Vim behave like a click-and-type editor, or VimOutliner, which provides a comfortable outliner for users of Unix-like systems.

Vim has a vi compatibility mode, but when that mode isn't used, Vim has many enhancements over vi. However, even in compatibility mode, Vim is not entirely compatible with vi as defined in the Single Unix Specification and POSIX (e.g., Vim does not support vi's open mode, only visual mode). Vim's developers state that it is "very much compatible with Vi".

Some of Vim's enhancements include completion, comparison and merging of files (known as vimdiff), a comprehensive integrated help system, extended regular expressions, scripting languages (both native and through alternative scripting interpreters such as Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, etc.) including support for plugins, a graphical user interface (known as gvim), limited integrated development environment-like features, mouse interaction (both with and without the GUI), folding, editing of compressed or archived files in gzip, bzip2, zip, and tar format and files over network protocols such as SSH, FTP, and HTTP, session state preservation, spell checking, split (horizontal and vertical) and tabbed windows, Unicode and other multi-language support, syntax highlighting, trans-session command, search and cursor position histories, multiple level and branching undo/redo history which can persist across editing sessions, and visual mode.

While running, Vim saves the user's changes in a swap file with the ".swp" extension. The swap file can be used to recover after a crash. If a user tries to open a file and a swap file already exists, Vim will warn the user, and if the user proceeds, Vim will use a swap file with the extension ".swo" (or, if there is already more than one swap file, ".swn", ".swm", etc.). This feature can be disabled.

Vim script (also called Vimscript or VimL) is the scripting language built into Vim. Based on the ex editor language of the original vi editor, early versions of Vim added commands for control flow and function definitions. Since version 7, Vim script also supports more advanced data types such as lists and dictionaries and (a simple form of) object-oriented programming. Built-in functions such as map() and filter() allow a basic form of functional programming, and Vim script has lambda since version 8.0. Vim script is mostly written in an imperative programming style.

Vim macros can contain a sequence of normal-mode commands, but can also invoke ex commands or functions written in Vim script for more complex tasks. Almost all extensions (called plugins or more commonly scripts) of the core Vim functionality are written in Vim script, but plugins can also utilize other languages like Perl, Python, Lua, Ruby, Tcl, or Racket. These plugins can be installed manually, or through a plugin manager such as Vundle, Pathogen, or Vim-Plug.

Vim script files are stored as plain text, similarly to other code, and the filename extension is usually .vim. One notable exception to that is Vim's config file, .vimrc.

Examples

Whereas vi was originally available only on Unix operating systems, Vim has been ported to many operating systems including AmigaOS (the initial target platform), Atari MiNT, BeOS, DOS, Windows starting from Windows NT 3.1, OS/2, OS/390, MorphOS, OpenVMS, QNX, RISC OS, Linux, BSD, and Classic Mac OS. Also, Vim is shipped with every copy of Apple macOS.

Independent ports of Vim are available for Android and iOS.

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Neovim
Other namesNVim
Initial releaseNovember 1, 2015; 6 years ago (2015-11-01)
Stable release
0.7.0 / 15 April 2022; 2 months ago (15 April 2022)
Repositoryhttps://github.com/neovim/neovim
Written inC, Vim script, Lua
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows and Unix-like
LicenseApache-2.0
Websiteneovim.io

Neovim is a fork of Vim that strives to improve the extensibility and maintainability of Vim. Some features of the fork include built-in Language Server Protocol support, and support for scripting using Lua. Neovim has the same configuration syntax as Vim; thus the same configuration file can be used with both editors, although there are minor differences in details of options. If the added features of Neovim are not used, Neovim is compatible with almost all of Vim's features.

The Neovim project was started in 2014, with some Vim community members offering early support of the high-level refactoring effort to provide better scripting, plugins, and integration with modern GUIs. The project is free software and its source code is available on GitHub.

Neovim had a successful fundraising in March 2014, supporting at least one full-time developer. Several frontends are under development, making use of Neovim's capabilities.

The Neovim editor is available in a Personal Package Archive, hosted by Ubuntu and some more conventional package managers, making it possible to install it on a variety of operating systems.


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Vim text editor Article Talk Language Watch Edit Vim v ɪ m 5 a contraction of Vi IMproved is a free and open source screen based text editor program It is an improved clone of Bill Joy s vi Vim s author Bram Moolenaar derived Vim from a port of the Stevie editor for Amiga 6 and released a version to the public in 1991 Vim is designed for use both from a command line interface and as a standalone application in a graphical user interface Vim is released under the Vim license which includes some charityware clauses that encourage users who enjoy the software to consider donating to children in Uganda 4 The Vim license is compatible with the GNU General Public License through a special clause allowing distribution of modified copies under the GNU GPL version 2 0 or later 4 VimVim running in a terminal emulatorOriginal author s Bram MoolenaarInitial release2 November 1991 30 years ago 1991 11 02 Stable release8 2 1 12 December 2019 2 years ago 12 December 2019 Repositorygithub wbr com wbr vim wbr vimWritten inC Vim scriptOperating systemUnix Linux Windows NT MS DOS macOS iOS Android Haiku AmigaOS MorphOSTypeText editorLicenseVim 2 3 4 Websitewww wbr vim wbr org Since its release for the Amiga cross platform development has made it available on many other systems In 2006 it was voted the most popular editor amongst Linux Journal readers 7 in 2015 the Stack Overflow developer survey found it to be the third most popular text editor 8 and in 2019 the fifth most popular development environment 9 Contents 1 History 2 Interface 2 1 Modes 3 Customization 4 Features and improvements over vi 5 Vim script 5 1 Examples 6 Availability 7 Neovim 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksHistory EditVim s forerunner Stevie ST Editor for VI Enthusiasts was created by Tim Thompson for the Atari ST in 1987 10 11 and further developed by Tony Andrews 10 12 and G R Fred Walter 13 14 Basing his work on Stevie Bram Moolenaar began working on Vim for the Amiga computer in 1988 with the first public release Vim v1 14 in 1991 15 16 better source needed At the time of its first release the name Vim was an acronym for Vi IMitation but this changed to Vi IMproved late in 1993 17 Release historyDate Version Changes and additionsJune 1987 N A Tim Thompson releases Stevie ST editor for VI enthusiasts a limited vi clone for the Atari ST posting the source on Usenet 10 11 June 1988 N A Tony Andrews improves Stevie and ports it to Unix and OS 2 releasing version 3 10 on Usenet 10 12 1988 1 0 Bram Moolenaar creates Vi IMitation for the Amiga based on Stevie never publicly releasedNovember 2 1991 1 14 18 First public release for the Amiga on Fred Fish disk 591 19 1992 1 22 18 Port to Unix never publicly released 17 Vim now competes with vi December 14 1993 2 0 20 This is the first release using the name Vi IMproved 17 August 12 1994 3 0 18 Support for multiple windowsMay 29 1996 4 0 18 21 Graphical user interfaceFebruary 19 1998 5 0 18 22 Syntax highlighting basic scripting user defined functions commands etc April 6 1998 5 1 Bug fixes various improvementsApril 27 1998 5 2 Long line support file browser dialogs popup menu select mode session files user defined functions and commands Tcl interface etc August 31 1998 5 3 Bug fixes etc July 25 1999 5 4 Basic file encryption various improvementsSeptember 19 1999 5 5 Bug fixes various improvementsJanuary 16 2000 5 6 New syntax files bug fixes etc June 24 2000 5 7 New syntax files bug fixes etc May 31 2001 5 8 New syntax files bug fixes etc September 26 2001 6 0 18 23 Folding plugins multi language etc March 24 2002 6 1 Bug fixesJune 1 2003 6 2 GTK2 and libgnome2 support Arabic language support try command minor features bug fixesJune 7 2004 6 3 Bug fixes translation updates mark improvementsOctober 15 2005 6 4 Bug fixes updates to Perl Python and Ruby supportMay 7 2006 7 0 24 Spell checking code completion tab pages multiple viewports window layouts current line and column highlighting undo branches and moreMay 12 2007 7 1 Bug fixes new syntax and runtime files etc August 9 2008 7 2 25 Floating point support in scripts refactored screen drawing code bug fixes new syntax files etc August 15 2010 7 3 Lua support Python3 support Blowfish encryption persistent undo redoAugust 10 2013 7 4 26 A new faster regular expression engine September 12 2016 8 0 27 Asynchronous I O support jobs lambdas etc May 18 2018 8 1 28 Terminal window support and terminal gdb plugin December 13 2019 8 2 29 Popup windows text properties Interface Edit gVim 7 3 Like vi Vim s interface is not based on menus or icons but on commands given in a text user interface its GUI mode gVim adds menus and toolbars for commonly used commands but the full functionality is still expressed through its command line mode Vi and by extension Vim tends to allow a typist to keep their fingers on the home row which can be an advantage for a touch typist 30 Vim has a built in tutorial for beginners called vimtutor It s usually installed along with Vim but it exists as a separate executable and can be run with a shell command 31 There is also the Vim Users Manual that details Vim s features and a FAQ This manual can be read from within Vim or found online 32 33 Vim also has a built in help facility using the help command that allows users to query and navigate through commands and features Modes Edit Vim has 12 different editing modes 6 of which are variants of the 6 basic modes 34 The most important modes are Normal mode used for editor commands This is also the default mode unless the insertmode option is specified Visual mode similar to normal mode but used to highlight areas of text Normal commands can be run on the highlighted area for instance to move or edit a selection Insert mode similar to editing in most modern editors In this mode buffers can be modified with the text inserted Command line or Cmdline mode supports a single line input at the bottom of the Vim window Normal commands beginning with and some other keys for specific actions including pattern search and the filter command activate this mode On completion of the command Vim returns to the previous mode Customization EditVim is highly customizable and extensible making it an attractive tool for users who demand a large amount of control and flexibility over their text editing environment 35 Text input is facilitated by a variety of features designed to increase keyboard efficiency Users can execute complex commands with key mappings which can be customized and extended The recording feature allows for the creation of macros to automate sequences of keystrokes and call internal or user defined functions and mappings Abbreviations similar to macros and key mappings facilitate the expansion of short strings of text into longer ones and can also be used to correct mistakes Vim also features an easy mode for users looking for a simpler text editing solution 36 There are many plugins available that extend or add new functionality to Vim These plugins are usually written in Vim s internal scripting language vimscript also known as VimL 37 but can be written in other languages as well There are projects bundling together complex scripts and customizations and aimed at turning Vim into a tool for a specific task or adding a major flavour to its behaviour Examples include Cream which makes Vim behave like a click and type editor or VimOutliner which provides a comfortable outliner for users of Unix like systems Features and improvements over vi EditVim has a vi compatibility mode but when that mode isn t used Vim has many enhancements over vi 38 However even in compatibility mode Vim is not entirely compatible with vi as defined in the Single Unix Specification 39 and POSIX e g Vim does not support vi s open mode only visual mode Vim s developers state that it is very much compatible with Vi 40 Some of Vim s enhancements include completion comparison and merging of files known as vimdiff a comprehensive integrated help system extended regular expressions scripting languages both native and through alternative scripting interpreters such as Perl Python Ruby Tcl etc including support for plugins a graphical user interface known as gvim limited integrated development environment like features mouse interaction both with and without the GUI folding editing of compressed or archived files in gzip bzip2 zip and tar format and files over network protocols such as SSH FTP and HTTP session state preservation spell checking split horizontal and vertical and tabbed windows Unicode and other multi language support syntax highlighting trans session command search and cursor position histories multiple level and branching undo redo history which can persist across editing sessions and visual mode While running Vim saves the user s changes in a swap file with the swp extension The swap file can be used to recover after a crash If a user tries to open a file and a swap file already exists Vim will warn the user and if the user proceeds Vim will use a swap file with the extension swo or if there is already more than one swap file swn swm etc 41 42 This feature can be disabled 43 Vim script EditVim script also called Vimscript or VimL 44 is the scripting language built into Vim 45 Based on the ex editor language of the original vi editor early versions of Vim added commands for control flow and function definitions Since version 7 Vim script also supports more advanced data types such as lists and dictionaries and a simple form of object oriented programming Built in functions such as map and filter allow a basic form of functional programming and Vim script has lambda since version 8 0 Vim script is mostly written in an imperative programming style Vim macros can contain a sequence of normal mode commands but can also invoke ex commands or functions written in Vim script for more complex tasks Almost all extensions called plugins or more commonly scripts of the core Vim functionality are written in Vim script but plugins can also utilize other languages like Perl 46 Python 47 Lua 48 Ruby 49 Tcl 50 or Racket 51 These plugins can be installed manually or through a plugin manager such as Vundle Pathogen or Vim Plug Vim script files are stored as plain text similarly to other code and the filename extension is usually vim One notable exception to that is Vim s config file vimrc Examples Edit This is the Hello World program in Vim script echo Hello world This is a simple while loop in Vim script let i 1 while i lt 5 echo count is i let i 1 endwhile unlet iAvailability EditWhereas vi was originally available only on Unix operating systems Vim has been ported to many operating systems including AmigaOS the initial target platform Atari MiNT BeOS DOS Windows starting from Windows NT 3 1 OS 2 OS 390 MorphOS OpenVMS QNX RISC OS Linux BSD and Classic Mac OS 52 Also Vim is shipped with every copy of Apple macOS 53 Independent ports of Vim are available for Android 54 55 and iOS 56 Neovim EditThis Section relies too much on references to primary sources Please improve this Section by adding secondary or tertiary sources October 2020 Learn how and when to remove this template message Neovim Other namesNVimInitial releaseNovember 1 2015 6 years ago 2015 11 01 57 Stable release0 7 0 58 15 April 2022 2 months ago 15 April 2022 57 Repositoryhttps github com neovim neovimWritten inC Vim script LuaOperating systemMicrosoft Windows and Unix likeLicenseApache 2 0Websiteneovim wbr io Neovim 59 is a fork of Vim that strives to improve the extensibility and maintainability of Vim 60 Some features of the fork include built in Language Server Protocol support and support for scripting using Lua 61 Neovim has the same configuration syntax as Vim thus the same configuration file can be used with both editors although there are minor differences in details of options 62 If the added features of Neovim are not used Neovim is compatible with almost all of Vim s features 63 The Neovim project was started in 2014 with some Vim community members offering early support of the high level refactoring effort to provide better scripting plugins and integration with modern GUIs 64 65 The project is free software and its source code is available on GitHub 66 Neovim had a successful fundraising in March 2014 67 supporting at least one full time developer Several frontends are under development making use of Neovim s capabilities 68 69 70 The Neovim editor is available in a Personal Package Archive 71 hosted by Ubuntu and some more conventional package managers 72 making it possible to install it on a variety of operating systems See also Edit Free and open source software portal Computer programming portal Learning the vi and Vim Editors a tutorial book for vi and vim published by O Reilly Media Editor war the rivalry between users of the Emacs and vi Vim text editors List of text editors Comparison of text editors VimperatorReferences Edit Release 8 2 0 12 December 2019 Retrieved 13 December 2019 vim LICENSE github com 20 October 2021 Vim License spdx org a b c Vim uganda txt vimhelp org Vim documentation intro Vim is pronounced as one word like Jim not vi ai em It s written with a capital since it s a name again like Jim Zapletal Lukas 18 April 2005 Interview Bram Moolenaar LinuxEXPRES 21 22 retrieved 5 February 2015 Is VIM derivate of other VI clone or you started from scratch I started with Stevie This was a Vi clone for the Atari ST computer ported to the Amiga It had quite a lot of problems and could not do everything that Vi could but since the source code was available I could fix that myself English translation a href wiki Template Citation title Template Citation citation a External link in code class cs1 code quote code help Linux Journal 2003 Readers Choice Awards 1 November 2003 Retrieved 24 May 2006 Linux Journal 2004 Readers Choice Awards 1 November 2004 Retrieved 24 May 2006 Linux Journal 2005 Readers Choice Awards 28 September 2005 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