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1 README.txt for version 7.3 of Vim: Vi IMproved.
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4 WHAT IS VIM
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6 Vim is an almost compatible version of the UNIX editor Vi. Many new features
7 have been added: multi-level undo, syntax highlighting, command line history,
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8 on-line help, spell checking, filename completion, block operations, etc.
9 There is also a Graphical User Interface (GUI) available. See
10 "runtime/doc/vi_diff.txt" for differences with Vi.
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12 This editor is very useful for editing programs and other plain text files.
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13 All commands are given with normal keyboard characters, so those who can type
14 with ten fingers can work very fast. Additionally, function keys can be
15 defined by the user, and the mouse can be used.
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17 Vim runs under Amiga DOS, MS-DOS, MS-Windows (95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Vista,
18 7), Atari MiNT, Macintosh, BeOS, VMS, RISC OS, OS/2 and almost all flavours of
19 UNIX. Porting to other systems should not be very difficult.
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22 DISTRIBUTION
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24 There are separate distributions for Unix, PC, Amiga and some other systems.
25 This README.txt file comes with the runtime archive. It includes the
26 documentation, syntax files and other files that are used at runtime. To run
27 Vim you must get either one of the binary archives or a source archive.
28 Which one you need depends on the system you want to run it on and whether you
29 want or must compile it yourself. Check "http://www.vim.org/download.php" for
30 an overview of currently available distributions.
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33 DOCUMENTATION
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35 The vim tutor is a one hour training course for beginners. Mostly it can be
36 started as "vimtutor". See ":help tutor" for more information.
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38 The best is to use ":help" in Vim. If you don't have an executable yet, read
39 "runtime/doc/help.txt". It contains pointers to the other documentation
40 files. The User Manual reads like a book and is recommended to learn to use
41 Vim. See ":help user-manual".
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44 COPYING
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46 Vim is Charityware. You can use and copy it as much as you like, but you are
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47 encouraged to make a donation to help orphans in Uganda. Please read the file
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48 "runtime/doc/uganda.txt" for details (do ":help uganda" inside Vim).
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50 Summary of the license: There are no restrictions on using or distributing an
51 unmodified copy of Vim. Parts of Vim may also be distributed, but the license
52 text must always be included. For modified versions a few restrictions apply.
53 The license is GPL compatible, you may compile Vim with GPL libraries and
54 distribute it.
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57 SPONSORING
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59 Fixing bugs and adding new features takes a lot of time and effort. To show
60 your appreciation for the work and motivate Bram and others to continue
61 working on Vim please send a donation.
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63 Since Bram is back to a paid job the money will now be used to help children
64 in Uganda. See runtime/doc/uganda.txt. But at the same time donations
65 increase Bram's motivation to keep working on Vim!
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67 For the most recent information about sponsoring look on the Vim web site:
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69 http://www.vim.org/sponsor/
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72 COMPILING
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74 If you obtained a binary distribution you don't need to compile Vim. If you
75 obtained a source distribution, all the stuff for compiling Vim is in the
76 "src" directory. See src/INSTALL for instructions.
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79 INSTALLATION
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81 See one of these files for system-specific instructions:
82 README_ami.txt Amiga
83 README_unix.txt Unix
84 README_dos.txt MS-DOS and MS-Windows
85 README_os2.txt OS/2
86 README_mac.txt Macintosh
87 README_vms.txt VMS
88
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89 There are more README_*.txt files, depending on the distribution you used.
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92 INFORMATION
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94 The latest news about Vim can be found on the Vim home page:
95 http://www.vim.org/
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97 If you have problems, have a look at the Vim FAQ:
98 http://vimdoc.sf.net/vimfaq.html
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100 Send bug reports to:
101 Bram Moolenaar <Bram@vim.org>
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103 There are several mailing lists for Vim, see http://www.vim.org/maillist.php.
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106 MAIN AUTHOR
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108 Send any other comments, patches, flowers and suggestions to:
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110 Bram Moolenaar E-mail: Bram@vim.org
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111 Finsterruetihof 1
112 8134 Adliswil
113 Switzerland
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