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If you think it stinks, you might consider using another editor. At least at the beginning. I warn you though, once you get the hang of vim, you will be freaking addicted to it and you won't ever be able to use anything else . lol
oh no it's absolutely fine. Thanks for the command, of course without knowing command no one can do anything and I thought it'd be like CTRL+S It works like a charm and I like the editor, plus that commands list will come in handy. I just hoped i could get the same list by vim --help command.
exactly, press then in a sequence, first Escape, then : then w, then q, then enter. You not really have to press Escape, only when you are at "Insert mode". The ":" brings you to command line, where you can type stuff to pass to the editor. But get used to always press escape to make sure you are not using any mode. For you to see the power of vim, here are some more examples that I use often:
ESC: set tabstop=4
That will make all "Tab" presses with a space equivalent of 4 spaces. Great for programming
ESC: syntax on
That will make the text highlight, for most of programming and tag languages around
ESC: set vb
That will stop those annoying beeps . See? Isn't it great? And there's much, much more. Everyday I find a new thing for vim
Last edited by Mega Man X; 03-06-2004 at 07:39 PM.
Works nicely now. It's for sure a powerful tool so i'll be spending some time on it and if I get stuck, I know where to go.
I want to ask another question but I'm not gonna start a new thread. I have a set of files, huge files around 1.2GB for a set of files. I know there is something called linking the files or something where you can have duplicate copies of those files but they won't take up physical space since they are actually just link to the original file.
Now this is a folder e.g. called folder1 and I want to create a folder2 and link files and subfolders from folder1 to folder2. How would I do that. Yup! I've got a small HD so it'd be nice if I could do that.
Also how many links can I create with one set of files?