Insert mode in vim is not normal, normal mode is normal

Editors note: This is the third in a series of introductory posts on vim, the almighty text editor. If you’re new to vim then this post won’t make any sense, so definitely start with the first one which you can find here.

 

Welcome back.

So, vim is vim is vim. Vim is awesome. It’s a super fast, lightweight text editor. It has four main modes. The most important of which is normal mode which is normal and is used for: Continue reading “Insert mode in vim is not normal, normal mode is normal”

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Normal mode in Vim is normal… when you really start to think about it

Editors note: this is the second in a series of introductory posts on Vim. If you’re brand new to Vim, then definitely read this article first.

 

So you can get into and out of Vim, congratulations. You also know about Vim’s four main modes: Continue reading “Normal mode in Vim is normal… when you really start to think about it”

How and why to Vim; even if you’re not a dedicated programmer

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of introductory posts on Vim.

What is Vim?

 

Vim is a text editor. If you’re a computer user who dabbles in code, but is not primarily a programmer – like a data scientist, or a maybe even a blogger – then you may have heard of Vim, but never figured it would be useful enough, or worth the effort to learn.

It is.

Continue reading “How and why to Vim; even if you’re not a dedicated programmer”