Learn to Use VIM

Vim is a classic text editor that saw its first incarnation in 1976. Used around the world across most platforms, the ability to drop into a computer, open a command prompt and type vim is a simple yet powerful concept.

In this course we will take a tour of Vim, and learn the essentials you need to know to start being productive with this powerful text editor. We will learn about basic movement through a file in Vim without a mouse, loading and saving files, commanding the Vim editor, and get started customizing Vim to suit your needs.

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Intro to Vim

Moving around in Vim

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Vim's different modes

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Saving Files in Vim

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Vim's built-in commands

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Combining Vim commands

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Copy and Paste inside of Vim

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Configure VIM

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The Vim Config file

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Introduction to Vim Plugins

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vim tutorial about Intro to Vim

Intro to Vim

0:32 vim

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!

vim tutorial about Moving around in Vim

Moving around in Vim

1:01 vim PRO

Learn how to efficiently move around Vim and stop reaching for your mouse

vim tutorial about Vim's different modes

Vim's different modes

1:52 vim PRO

One of Vim's most unique features are it's different modes. Learn how to use these modes and speed up your editing

vim tutorial about Saving Files in Vim

Saving Files in Vim

1:01 vim PRO

We've learned how to add text in Vim using insert mode, now what about saving that file? We'll go over how to use Vim's write command.

vim tutorial about Vim's built-in commands

Vim's built-in commands

1:19 vim PRO

Vim likes to keep you in normal mode at all times. But this can be difficult when trying to delete or change some text in a file. Thankfully Vim has build commands to make this a breeze

vim tutorial about Combining Vim commands

Combining Vim commands

1:31 vim PRO

We've gone over some of the basic Vim key commands, but what else can you do with them? We'll go over how you can compose them and to create more powerful commands

vim tutorial about Copy and Paste inside of Vim

Copy and Paste inside of Vim

0:55 vim PRO

Sometimes you just need to copy some code from one file to another. Vim allows you to do this, in a quick and efficient way.

vim tutorial about Configure VIM

Configure VIM

1:16 vim PRO

Vim's defaults leave the editor in a pretty minimal state. Let's look at some of options we can configure to make Vim feel more like a traditional editor

vim tutorial about The Vim Config file

The Vim Config file

1:34 vim PRO

Now that you know how to enable features in Vim, let's store all of them in one place so we don't need to constantly set them all the time.

vim tutorial about Introduction to Vim Plugins

Introduction to Vim Plugins

2:14 vim PRO

Vim has the ability to extend its functionality through plugins that can be installed either manually or through plugin managers. We'll setup the vim-plug manager to install plugins for our .vimrc

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