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hpr1776 :: Vim Hints 004

Hints and Tips for Vim users - part 4

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Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2015-05-25 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duration: 00:47:20

Vim Hints.

Various contributors lead us on a journey of discovery of the Vim (and vi) editors.

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.

Joining commands together

In this episode I want to look at more movement commands and how to use them in conjunction with commands that change things in the file. I also want to add some more elements to the configuration file we have been building over the last few episodes.

I have covered a lot of ground in this episode, introducing a number of new subjects. This is partly because I felt the series needed to get to the point where you could start to make full use of Vim if you are following along, and partly because the episodes up to this point have been moving a little too slowly! I hope the change in pace and length hasn't put you off.

Full Notes

Since the notes explaining this subject are particularly long, they have been placed here: and an ePub version is also available here:

  1. Vim Help:
  2. Graphical Cheat Sheet:
  3. Vim Hints Episode 3


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Comment #1 posted on 2015-05-25 13:17:05 by thelovebug


Missed out on the chance of an Independence Day joke...

Comment #2 posted on 2015-05-28 11:51:24 by Dave Morriss

Re: 1776

I always thought that film was a bit silly myself :-)

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