No vim post today (sad face)

So I’ve pumped out a few posts now and I thought I would take this opportunity to do a meta post of sorts just to help out anyone who happens to be reading this blog regularly. Continue reading “No vim post today (sad face)”

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Vim Editing in Normal Mode: Learning to speak Vim

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts on vim (Emacs’ arch nemesis). If you’re new here, or new to vim then you’ll definitely want to start with the first post which you can find here.

 

So here we are, back where we belong. Good old normal mode (press <ESC> one more time, just to be sure). And now we are ready to learn some cool tricks.  Continue reading “Vim Editing in Normal Mode: Learning to speak Vim”

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”

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”