remove unused vis_message_hide() function
fix use after free in cmd_files()
vis-clipboard: make xsel honor --selection
Vis aims to be a modern, legacy-free, simple yet efficient editor, combining the strengths of both vi(m) and sam.
It extends vi's modal editing with built-in support for multiple cursors/selections and combines it with sam's structural regular expression based command language.
A universal editor, it has decent Unicode support and should cope with arbitrary files, including large, binary or single-line ones.
Efficient syntax highlighting is provided using Parsing Expression Grammars, which can be conveniently expressed using Lua in the form of LPeg.
The editor core is written in a reasonable amount of clean (your mileage may vary), modern and legacy-free C code, enabling it to run in resource-constrained environments. The implementation should be easy to hack on and encourages experimentation. There is also a Lua API for in-process extensions.
Vis strives to be simple and focuses on its core task: efficient text management. Clipboard and digraph handling as well as a fuzzy file open dialog are all provided by independent utilities. There exist plans to use a client/server architecture, delegating window management to your windowing system or favorite terminal multiplexer.
The intention is not to be bug-for-bug compatible with vi(m). Instead,
we aim to provide more powerful editing features based on an elegant design and clean implementation.
In order to build vis you will need a C99 compiler, a POSIX.1-2008 compatible environment as well as:
Assuming these dependencies are met, execute:
$ ./configure && make && sudo make install
By default the
configure script will try to auto detect support for
configure --help for a list of supported
options. You can also manually tweak the generated
Or simply use one of the distribution provided packages.
End user documentation can be found in the
vis(1) manual page
and the Wiki. Read the
FAQ for common questions.
Learn about some differences compared to
C API as well as Lua API documentation is also available.
Some features which will not be implemented:
There are plenty of ways to contribute, below are a few ideas:
Checkout the Developer Overview
to get started and do not hesitate to ask question in the
IRC channel on libera (join via your browser).