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Vi Input Manager patches the Cocoa Text System to add a Vi-like command mode. After entering command-mode (typically, by hitting escape in Vi), ordinary Vi commands can be typed and the text field will be updated accordingly. Essentially, this add Vi command functionality (albeit a small subset) to any (and all) text editors that use the Cocoa text system; e.g., Safari, TeXShop, XCode, etc. Note, however, this does not work for other programs that do not use the Cocoa system.

All the text windows, will initialize in "input" mode (standard cocoa text input). You invoke the Vi-command window (exit the input mode) by hitting ` (the

What's New

Version 0.3.2: Working in Leopard/Xcode.
Version 0.3.2:
  • Improves look and feel of command window.
  • Fixed dw.
  • Adds d$.
Version 0.3:
  • Added more vi commands (cw,dl,dh,dj,dk,:w)
  • Fixed a bug with the 'p' command pasting onto current line.
  • The plugin should now be considered "production" level code.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Downloads 3,121
Version Downloads 1,121
License Free
Date 13 Apr 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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