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Vim: Seven habits of effective text editing

Vim: Seven habits of effective text editing
Bram Moolenaar November 2000 If you spend a lot of time typing plain text, writing programs or HTML, you can save much of that time by using a good editor and using it effectively. This paper will present guidelines and hints for doing your work more quickly and with fewer mistakes. The open source text editor Vim (Vi IMproved) will be used here to present the ideas about effective editing, but they apply to other editors just as well. Choosing the right editor is actually the first step towards effective editing. Part 1: edit a file 1. Most time is spent reading, checking for errors and looking for the right place to work on, rather than inserting new text or changing it. Quite often you will want to search for some text you know is there. If you see a specific word and want to search for other occurrences of the same word, use the * command. In structured text there are even more possibilities to move around quickly. Use % to jump from an open brace to its matching closing brace. 2. 3.

Faster loading of large files A user can sometimes experience long load times on very large files. While the definition of a very large file depends on the user, their machine specifications, and their patience, at one point or another any user can experience a load time delay. A method to load these files faster is to remove some of the options available like undo histories, syntax parsing, and swap file creation.

Graphical vi-vim Cheat Sheet and Tutorial Learning vi or vim is not easy. But it doesn't have to be that difficult, either. It is, in any case, faster, more powerful, and more productive than editing with any other editor, so you would do very well in investing the time and effort to learn it. Being a vi lover myself, I came up with the idea of providing a graphical cheat sheet for those learning vi or vim, and I also found out it was a very good way to structure a tutorial. Best of VIM Tips, gVIMs Key Feature Tips Home Vim Tips Blog (NEW) Cygwin VimTools Buy Vim Book Support VIM Tweaking Gnome Shell : 5 Step to Make your Gnome Shell Looks Great After installing the ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric, may some people feel not so satisfied with the performance or appearances (Unity), Although this situation has occurred since Ubuntu 11.04 some of ubuntu user seems still unsatisfied although Unity now runs on top of Gnome 3 platform (GTK3). Some advice to who are less satisfied with some Ubuntu change, "come on guys, all people do the change, let's change!", don't say that Gnome 2 is better ever. If you feel not satisfied with Unity we have a choice to choose a Gnome-Shell, i think many blog/website has write about it, you can go to Ubuntu Software Center and seach a application by keywords 'Gnome Shell'. this article will show us how to tweaking a Gnome shell so its looks great and bring a good functionality, through this, we will prove that you can do much with Gnome shell.

Vim - Do only what matters Essential Plugin: SnipMateVim Essential Plugin: Markdown to HTMLVim Essential Plugin: Wish to know Delete matching parans without deleting the text in betweenhighlight multiple search pattern (perhaps with different colors)vimdiffcvs integrationsubversion integrationvim when type without specifying a file name, automatically open pre-registered / previously opened files

Vim Text Objects: The Definitive Guide To edit efficiently in Vim, you have to edit beyond individual characters. Instead, edit by word, sentence, and paragraph. In Vim, these higher-level contexts are called text objects. Vim provides text objects for both plaintext and common programming language constructs.

Vim Introduction and Tutorial - IMHO I often tried to learn the great Emacs editor/IDE/operating system. The last time I tried it, I spent some time getting comfortable with it until I wanted to customize my .emacs file. That was the point when I entered vi .emacs. PostgreSQL when it is not your job - Christophe Pettus Tags: django, djangocon (Note beforehand: I didn’t get everything. You really also have to look at his slides for the details. Delete all lines containing a pattern The ex command g is very useful for acting on lines that match a pattern. You can use it with the d command, to delete all lines that contain a particular pattern, or all lines that do not contain a pattern. For example, to delete all lines containing "profile" (remove the /d to show the lines that the command will delete):

Best of VIM Tips, gVIM's Key Features zzapper Tips Home Vim Tips Blog (NEW) Cygwin VimTools Buy Vim Book Support VIM Vim Commands Cheat Sheet How to Exit Editing a File Inserting Text Inserting a file Deleting Text Changing (or Replacing) Text Organizing your application using Modules (require.js) - Backbone.js Tutorials Unfortunately Backbone.js does not tell you how to organize your code, leaving many developers in the dark regarding how to load scripts and lay out their development environments. This was quite a different decision to other JavaScript MVC frameworks who were more in favor of setting a development philosophy. Hopefully this tutorial will allow you to build a much more robust project with great separation of concerns between design and code.