Use Vim Like A Pro
Use Vim Like A Pro
Go from noob to pro
About the Book
"I had a feeling that the VI commands were defined semi-randomly. I now see that there is a design and that no other modern editor grasps the idea of a language of composable keystrokes." - MV
Table of Contents
- Why Bother? (reasons)
- Why Write This Tutorial (approach)
- How should one use the tutorial? (usage)
- What can I do with this tutorial? (license)
Master The Basics
- A little reassurance first.
- What does it look like?
- Know the vim command pattern
- GET OUT!
- Don’t panic. You have undo/redo
- Move by context, not position
- Help is on its way.
- Shifted letters and DEATH BY CAPS!
- Quoting Your Regex Metacharacters
- Insert, Overwrite, Change
- NEVER PARK IN INSERT MODE.
- The Double-Jump
- Happiness is a good .vimrc
- Getting rid of things.
- Use the Dot.
- Use the Star
- Keep text in front of your face
Take cut-n-paste to the next level
- The Explorer
- Indenting and unindenting
- Little hints
- Shell Filtering
- Code Reformatting
- QuickFix mode is your friend
- Manual page access
- Ctags lets you navigate like a pro.
- Pasting in Insert Mode
- Record and playback macros.
- Mapping Keys
- Colors and Stuff
- Exploiting the path.
- The Alternate File
- Alternative Keystrokes
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