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10 Minute Vim

Exercises For Daily Practice

About the Book

Vim is an immensely powerful editing system. The skilled user can efficiently transform any type of text. The full power of Vim is available in any format, syntax, or language.

The largest and most important part of this book is set of exercises. Each exercise is designed to allow you to focus on building muscle memory of a specific command or skill. By practicing these exercises, you will rapidly improve your mastery. Within a short time, your speed will improve.

We will cover the basics of Vim, as well as more advanced topics like: registers, macros, and regular expressions. Each new skill comes with exercises for building up muscle memory. Check out a sample!

About the Author

Steve Shogren
Steve Shogren

Steve Shogren has worked in software engineering and professional education for over a decade. These days, he is an independent software development consultant who helps teams recover failing projects by applying judicious root cause analysis and repair.

Table of Contents

  • The Power of Vim
    • What This Book Is About
    • New To Vim?
  • Vim The All-Purpose Tool
    • Vim Is Everywhere
    • In An IDE
    • Terminology
    • Deliberate Practice
  • Good Practice Habits
    • “Never Play It Wrong”
    • Random Practice
    • Separate Advanced Practice From Work
  • The Exercises
    • Only Practice Using The Allowed Commands
    • Exercises Require Pristine Files
    • A Word On Modal Editing
    • A Word on Grammar
  • Navigation
    • Navigation - HJKL
    • Navigation - Repeat
    • Navigation - Find
    • Navigation - Basic Text Objects
    • Navigation - Search
    • Navigation - Cursor Search
    • Navigation - Line Numbers
    • Navigation - More Text Objects
  • Basic Editing
    • Basic Editing - Visual
    • Basic Editing - Insert/Append
    • Basic Editing - Undo
    • Basic Editing - Delete
    • Basic Editing - Change
    • Basic Editing - Repeat
    • Basic Editing - Yank/Put
    • Basic Editing - Misc
    • Basic Editing - Open
    • Basic Editing - Search/Replace
    • Basic Editing - Find
    • Basic Macros - Record/Playback
    • Basic Macros - Positioning
    • Basic Macros - Search
  • Complex Editing
    • Complex Editing - Blockwise Visual
    • Complex Editing - Text Object Edits
    • Complex Editing - Yank/Put Registers
    • Complex Editing - Range Commands
    • Complex Editing - Multiple Repeat Commands
    • Complex Editing - Marks
    • Complex Editing - Jumps
  • Convenience Editing
    • Convenience Editing - Completion a.k.a “auto-complete”
    • Convenience Editing - “G” Search Commands
    • Convenience Editing - Include Search
  • Advanced Editing
    • Advanced Search/Replace
    • Advanced Search/Replace - Regex - Character Ranges
    • Advanced Search/Replace - Regex - Patterns
    • Advanced Search/Replace - Regex - Character Classes
    • Advanced Search/Replace - Groups
    • Advanced Search/Replace - Ranges/Lines
    • Advanced Search/Replace - Regex - Magic
    • Advanced Search/Replace - Regex - Look-ahead and Look-behind
    • Advanced Macros - Registers/Editing
    • Advanced Macros - Editing Macros
  • Appendix 1 - First Week Sample Schedule
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4
    • Day 5
    • Day 6
  • Appendix 2 - Regular Week Sample Schedule
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4
    • Day 5
    • Day 6
  • Conclusion
  • Notes

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