Vrapper is an Eclipse plugin which acts as a wrapper for Eclipse text editors to provide a Vim-like input scheme for moving around and editing text. Unlike other plugins which embed Vim in Eclipse, Vrapper imitates the behavior of Vim while still using whatever editor you have opened in the workbench. The goal is to have the comfort and ease which comes with the different modes, complex commands, and count/operator/motion combinations which are the key features behind editing with Vim, while preserving the powerful features of the different Eclipse text editors, like code generation and refactoring.


A :wa[ll] command was added for writing all dirty editors. Search results can now be used as text motions. c/<pattern>, d/<pattern>, y/<pattern>, and v/<pattern> were added. VisualMode is now selected on mouse select. A 'za' operation was added for toggling fold open/close. A key binding was added for 'z<CR>' (same operation as 'zt'). A configurable 'imdisable' option disable Input Method when exiting insert mode (useful on Japanese keyboards). Optional vrapper plugins were added for CDT, JDT, and Surround.vim.

Vrapper &mdash; Vim-like editing in Eclipse