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Learn Vim Progressively

Learn Vim Progressively
tl;dr: You want to teach yourself vim (the best text editor known to human kind) in the fastest way possible. This is my way of doing it. You start by learning the minimal to survive, then you integrate all the tricks slowly. Vim the Six Billion Dollar editor Better, Stronger, Faster. Learn vim and it will be your last text editor. I suggest you teach yourself Vim in 4 steps: SurviveFeel comfortableFeel Better, Stronger, FasterUse superpowers of vim By the end of this journey, you’ll become a vim superstar. But before we start, just a warning. 1st Level – Survive Install vimLaunch vimDO NOTHING! In a standard editor, typing on the keyboard is enough to write something and see it on the screen. You should feel a bit better. You now know how to switch between Insert and Normal mode. i → Insert mode. Only 5 commands. But first, just a little remark about Normal mode. A last word about notations: instead of writing Ctrl-λ, I’ll write <C-λ>.commands starting with : end with <enter>. Better Stronger

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