What is it ? What does it do ? Where do I find out about it ? How can I get it ?
Vim is the editor which I used to build the present site.
Moderately long answer: Click here
to view the Vim README file.
The long answer is too long for a short page like this one; but I can point you to it, read along.
- The official Vim site:
http://www.vim.org/ or http://vim.sourceforge.net/
- Downloadable sources, runtime files, documentation and executables for many releases running on a lot of different platforms.
- On-line documentation and FAQ.
- Mailing list information.
- Handy scripts, as well as tips and tricks.
- And more...
- The Vim tips wiki: http://vim.wikia.com/ — a Wikipedia-like site dedicated to tips and tricks about how to use Vim.
- Vim in the Wikipedia: The English page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vim_%28text_editor%29. I am the author of the Esperanto version of the same. There are also other languages, too many to list them all here, but they are listed at the top of either of the above.
- Dr Chip's Vim page: http://www.drchip.org/astronaut/vim/
A collection of scripts, links, syntax files, a spelling checker, ...
- George V. Reilly's Vim page: http://georgevreilly.com/vim/ from which native 64-bit Windows versions of Vim can be downloaded.
- The Vim webring: http://u.webring.com/hub?ring=vim
A collection of links to other web sites which should be useful for the Vim user.
- Vim 7: For Windows, Steve Hall distributes self-installing "Vim without Cream" executables. For any platform, you can compile your own version (with all bugfixes), see my HowTo pages here for Windows and for Unix.
Note:It is possible to install Vim 7 side-by-side with another version, such as Vim 6.4; see my latest Vim-online tip for details.
- My own Compiling HowTo, for Windows
- My own Compiling HowTo, for Unix/Linux
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