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Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought
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1 12619 06-16-2015
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100% of reviewers $24.99 10.0

Description: Vim, a vast improvement over its classic ancestor vi, is a serious tool for programmers, web developers, and sysadmins. No other text editor comes close to Vim for speed and efficiency; it runs on almost every system imaginable and supports most coding and markup languages.

Learn how to edit text the “Vim way”: complete a series of repetitive changes with The Dot Formula, using one keystroke to strike the target, followed by one keystroke to execute the change. Automate complex tasks by recording your keystrokes as a macro. Run the same command on a selection of lines, or a set of files.

Discover the “very magic” switch, which makes Vim’s regular expression syntax more like Perl’s. Build complex patterns by iterating on your search history. Search inside multiple files, then run Vim’s substitute command on the result set for a project-wide search and replace. All without installing a single plugin!

You’ll learn how to navigate text documents as fast as the eye moves—with only a few keystrokes. Jump from a method call to its definition with a single command. Use Vim’s jumplist, so that you can always follow the breadcrumb trail back to the file you were working on before. Discover a multilingual spell-checker that does what it’s told.

Practical Vim will show you new ways to work with Vim more efficiently, whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate Vim user.

All this, without having to touch the mouse.

What You Need:

Vim version 7
Keywords: vim editor program programming script scripting edit
Publisher: The Pragmatic Programmers, LLC
ISBN: 978-1-93435-698-2

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Old 06-16-2015, 11:39 AM   #1
Registered: May 2015
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 7

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $24.99 | Rating: 10

Pros: Very useful material
Cons: The digital copy is difficult to navigate

This was a great book to read and re-read. I would practice one vim tip every day until the end of the book and then start over to polish those skills again. My programming skills have been enhanced greatly by becoming proficient with vim. I would recommend getting a hard copy so that it's easier to jump around and get straight to what you want to know when you need a reference.


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