Vim 8.1 Adds Support For Running A Terminal In The Vim Window
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 18 May 2018 at 07:58 AM EDT. 27 Comments
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Vim 8.1 is out today as the latest stable feature update to this advanced cross-platform text editor.

Vim 8.1's primary new feature is support for running a terminal within a Vim window. Among the use-cases for adding terminal support within a Vim window would be to initiate a build system while continuing to edit in other Vim windows.

Besides the terminal-in-a-Vim-window feature, there are various bug fixes and documentation updates comprising today's Vim 8.1 release.

More details on the Vim 8.1 release and screenshots of the new functionality via Vim.org.
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