VIM - Vi IMproved
Vim is a professional text editor. It can be used to edit plain text in a highly productive way. Although it is aimed at programmers, it can be used for many purposes.Awards
|Readers of the Linux Journal magazine selected Vim as the best text editor in 2001 and in 2002. And again in 2003 and again again in 2004 and 2005!||
|Vim has been announced as finalist in the editors category of the LinuxWorld Magazine Editorial Awards for 1999.||
At the Linuxworld expo in New York, February 2000, Vim was nominated for the slashdot Beanie Award in the category "Open source text editors". Other contestants were Emacs, Xemacs, Joe and Pico. Vim won! Info on the Beanie Awards
The $2000 price has been donated to ICCF Holland, to help the orphans in Uganda. Info on ICCF Holland.
Vim behaves like the standard Unix editor Vi, and adds many useful extensions. It is included in all major Linux distributions. Vim runs on many different operating systems, including MS-Windows, OS/2, Unix (many), Amiga, VMS and Macintosh.Advantages:
For a whole lot of information about Vim, go to vim.sf.net
You can download Vim from this ftp site. here is the complete directory list.
Version 7.3 is the latest officially released version.
Information about which files to download for your system can be found on the download page.
|extra||extra sources and translations|
|patches||fixes for released versions|
|pc||MS-DOS and MS-Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/XP/Vista/7
Quick link to the Installer
|unix||Unix (also for generic sources)|
|be||BeOS / BeBox|
|farsi||Farsi language files|
|vms||VMS (for recent info see here)|
|runtime||Latest version of the runtime files|
|messages||Latest version of the message translations|
|tools||some useful tools|
|stuff||Other things related to Vim|
|unstable||alpha/beta test versions|
|unreleased||old alpha/beta test versions|
To obtain the full set of sources, download the runtime and source archives from the Unix directory, and the extra and lang archives from the extra directory.
For more binaries (HP-UX, AIX, IRIX, Debian, RedHat, SparcLinux, NextSTEP, OSF, SunOS, Solaris, BeOS, etc.) look here.