Vi Improved, a cross platform editor modeled on Unix vi
Author: Bram Moolenaar Homepage: http://www.vim.org Documentation: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/ Wiki: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page IRC Home: http://www.vi-improved.org/ Web Ring: http://www.webring.com/hub?ring=vim Family: ViFamily VIMFamily License: Open source Platform: Linux, MS-DOS, Windows, others
Version 7.3 was released on 08/15/10
Undoubtly the greatest ViFamily editor of them all. Unlike original vi, Vim has unlimited undo. Another important features include 'painting' of text regions for copying, cutting and pasting (so called visual mode).
Vim is based on STevie. Originally Vim meant 'Vi Imitated'. It originally ran on Commodore Amiga computers and is now ported to many platforms: Vim runs on most Unix-variants and for example Windows(all versions), DOS, MacOS? (9.* and MacOS? X), VMS, OS/2 and Acorn RISC OS. In Unix and VMS it runs on text mode and on X Window System (Motif/Lesstif?-, Gtk- and Qt-widgets). It has a native GUI on many other operating systems, too.
VIM can be expanded through the use of its internal MacroLanguage. In addition, five additional scripting languages can be used: PerlLanguage, PythonLanguage, RubyLanguage and TclLanguage, as well as [MzScheme].
This is my preferred text editor. -- RonPerrella