Intro to Vim

Mike Hartington
InstructorMike Hartington

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Published 6 years ago
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The Vim editor is a text editor that lives inside of your terminal. Learn how to start Vim, and more importantly how to exit out of the editor!

[00:00] Vim is a text editor that runs inside of your terminal. If you have Vim installed, to start the editor enter the command V-I-M. To quit Vim, we first have to enter command mode. We can press shift, and the colon or semicolon key, and enter in the command mode down at the bottom left.

[00:20] If we want to quit, we can enter the command "quit," or for our shorthand we can use "q." This is our first introduction in how to start and exit out of Vim.