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VimWiki: A Personal Wiki For Vim

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Introduction

VimWiki is a personal wiki for Vim -- a number of linked text files that have their own syntax highlighting. See the VimWiki Wiki for an example website built with VimWiki!

For the latest features and fixes checkout the dev branch. If you are interested in contributing see this section.

With VimWiki, you can:

  • Organize notes and ideas
  • Manage to-do lists
  • Write documentation
  • Maintain a diary
  • Export everything to HTML

To do a quick start, press

ww
(default is
\ww
) to go to your index wiki file. By default, it is located in
~/vimwiki/index.wiki
. See
:h vimwiki_list
for registering a different path/wiki.

Feed it with the following example:

= My knowledge base =
    * Tasks -- things to be done _yesterday_!!!
    * Project Gutenberg -- good books are power.
    * Scratchpad -- various temporary stuff.

Place your cursor on

Tasks
and press Enter to create a link. Once pressed,
Tasks
will become
[[Tasks]]
-- a VimWiki link. Press Enter again to open it. Edit the file, save it, and then press Backspace to jump back to your index.

A VimWiki link can be constructed from more than one word. Just visually select the words to be linked and press Enter. Try it, with

Project Gutenberg
. The result should look something like:
= My knowledge base =
    * [[Tasks]] -- things to be done _yesterday_!!!
    * [[Project Gutenberg]] -- good books are power.
    * Scratchpad -- various temporary stuff.

Screenshots

Lists View Entries View Todos View Wiki View

Installation

VimWiki has been tested on Vim >= 7.3. It will likely work on older versions but will not be officially supported.

Prerequisites

Make sure you have these settings in your vimrc file:

set nocompatible
filetype plugin on
syntax on

Without them, VimWiki will not work properly.

Installation using Vim packages (since Vim 7.4.1528)

git clone https://github.com/vimwiki/vimwiki.git ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/vimwiki

to generate documentation i.e. ':h vimwiki'

vim -c 'helptags ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/vimwiki/doc' -c quit

Notes:

  • See
    :h helptags
    for issues with installing the documentation.
  • For general information on vim packages see
    :h packages
    .

Installation using Pathogen

cd ~/.vim
mkdir bundle
cd bundle
git clone https://github.com/vimwiki/vimwiki.git

Installation using Vim-Plug

Add the following to the plugin-configuration in your vimrc:

Plug 'vimwiki/vimwiki'

Then run

:PlugInstall
.

Installation using Vundle

Add

Plugin 'vimwiki/vimwiki'
to your vimrc file and run:
vim +PluginInstall +qall

Manual Install

Download the zip archive and extract it in

~/.vim/bundle/

Then launch Vim, run

:Helptags
and then
:help vimwiki
to verify it was installed.

Basic Markup

= Header1 =
== Header2 ==
=== Header3 ===


bold -- bold text italic -- italic text

[[wiki link]] -- wiki link [[wiki link|description]] -- wiki link with description

Lists

* bullet list item 1
    - bullet list item 2
    - bullet list item 3
        * bullet list item 4
        * bullet list item 5
* bullet list item 6
* bullet list item 7
    - bullet list item 8
    - bullet list item 9

  1. numbered list item 1
  2. numbered list item 2 a) numbered list item 3 b) numbered list item 4

For other syntax elements, see

:h vimwiki-syntax

Key bindings

Normal mode

Note: your terminal may prevent capturing some of the default bindings listed below. See

:h vimwiki-local-mappings
for suggestions for alternative bindings if you encounter a problem.

Basic key bindings

  • ww
    -- Open default wiki index file.
  • wt
    -- Open default wiki index file in a new tab.
  • ws
    -- Select and open wiki index file.
  • wd
    -- Delete wiki file you are in.
  • wr
    -- Rename wiki file you are in.
  •  -- Follow/Create wiki link.
  •  -- Split and follow/create wiki link.
  •  -- Vertical split and follow/create wiki link.
  •  -- Go back to parent(previous) wiki link.
  •  -- Find next wiki link.
  •  -- Find previous wiki link.

Advanced key bindings

Refer to the complete documentation at

:h vimwiki-mappings
to see many more bindings.

Commands

  • :Vimwiki2HTML
    -- Convert current wiki link to HTML.
  • :VimwikiAll2HTML
    -- Convert all your wiki links to HTML.
  • :help vimwiki-commands
    -- List all commands.
  • :help vimwiki
    -- General vimwiki help docs.

Changing Wiki Syntax

VimWiki currently ships with 3 syntaxes: VimWiki (default), Markdown (markdown), and MediaWiki (media).

NOTE: Only the default syntax ships with a built-in HTML converter. For Markdown or MediaWiki see

:h vimwiki-option-custom_wiki2html
. Some examples and 3rd party tools are available here.

If you would prefer to use either Markdown or MediaWiki syntaxes, set the following option in your

.vimrc
:
let g:vimwiki_list = [{'path': '~/vimwiki/',
                      \ 'syntax': 'markdown', 'ext': '.md'}]

Getting help

GitHub issues are the primary method for raising bug reports or feature requests.

Additional resources include the IRC channel #vimwiki on Freenode (webchat, also synced to Matrix/Riot:

#freenode_#vimwiki:matrix.org
and Telegram) or post to the mailing list.

Helping VimWiki

VimWiki has a lot of users but only very few recurring developers or people helping the community. Your help is therefore appreciated. Everyone can help! See #625 for information on how you can help.

Also, take a look at CONTRIBUTING.md.


License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2008-2010 Maxim Kim 2013-2017 Daniel Schemala

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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