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onebuck 06-17-2019 10:40 AM

Vim basics and more
 
Hi,

If you wish to learn more about vim then I suggest that you read this;
Vim basics and more

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Thread starter Rob I've been using vim for about 22 years and even today find little tips and tidbits that I didn't know about! This article will go through some of the things I use often in vim - and I hope we'll get some great replies with what some of your favorite tips are! Let's get going.

Let's start out with some basics first, then down lower in the article we'll get to some of the more interesting/fun tips and tricks.
Be sure to check out the feedback comments.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
:hattip:

Contrapak 06-17-2019 11:17 AM

vimtutor in the terminal is also a good introduction.

Learning vim was one of the best decisions I've made in my programming career. Once you learn the keys, you'll never want to use anything again.

onebuck 06-17-2019 11:40 AM

Member Response
 
Hi,

Agree!

Loads of hidden tricks for vim!
Have fun & enjoy!
:hattip:

dugan 06-17-2019 12:23 PM

I recommend just buying this:

https://pragprog.com/book/dnvim2/pra...second-edition

MadeInGermany 06-18-2019 01:52 AM

@onebuck, the web link in your post#1 is broken (missing colon)!

Contrapak 06-18-2019 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 6006359)

No need to spend $40 on a book for a tool that can be learned for free with web resources and videos.

ehartman 06-18-2019 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Contrapak (Post 6006756)
No need to spend $40 on a book for a tool that can be learned for free with web resources and videos.

I'm lucky, from my Unix time I still got a copy of
The Ultimate Guide to the VI and EX text editors, published by HP as part of their HP-UX documentation set (that book never was for sale),
and on the web there should be still copies around of
Learning the vi and Vim editors, written by Arnold Robbins, Elbert Hannah, and Linda Lamb and originally published by O'Reilly Media
which I got a PDF copy of.
And, of course, on vimdoc.sourceforge.net you can find the full VIM User Manual, although that one is a bit out of date.

onebuck 06-18-2019 05:30 PM

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Hi,


Quote:

Originally Posted by MadeInGermany (Post 6006587)
@onebuck, the web link in your post#1 is broken (missing colon)!


Thanks! Repaired URL.

leemenix 07-16-2019 03:26 PM

you can find useful resources here, https://devhints.io/vim , however not limited only to vim; cd ../

Contrapak 07-16-2019 07:57 PM

I've been debating learning Emacs keys. Does anyone have experience moving from Vim to Emacs?

Mechanikx 09-17-2019 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Contrapak (Post 6015686)
I've been debating learning Emacs keys. Does anyone have experience moving from Vim to Emacs?

I actually just switched to Emacs a couple of weeks ago and I'm really enjoying it. I thought the keys were going to be hard to get used to after spending years with Vim but the transition has been pretty smooth, although I'm currently a lot faster in Vim.

I was surprised to learn that I prefer chords over modes.


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