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# Appending text:
The name "Vim" is an acronym for "Vi IMproved"
The name "Vim" is an acronym for

# Editing text:
Vim is a text editor originally released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991 for the Amiga
Trivia: Vim is a text editor released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991 for the Amiga

# Deleting text:
Vim has a vi compatibility mode
Vim has a vi compatibility mode but when not in this mode Vim has many enhancements over vi
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Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first:

# Appending text:
The name "Vim" is an acronym for "Vi IMproved"
The name "Vim" is an acronym for "Vi IMproved"

# Editing text:
Vim is a text editor originally released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991 for the Amiga
Vim is a text editor originally released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991 for the Amiga

# Deleting text:
Vim has a vi compatibility mode
Vim has a vi compatibility mode

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#3130 M. C. / @mczerkawski - Score: 918 - 12/29/10 @ 09:07
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