VIM:Text editor

Why vim?

  • Availability

  • Fast & Efficient

  • Compatible with every thing

  • Cool

Modes:

  • commandline mode

  • insert mode

  • last line mode

  • Append mode

  • Change mode

  • Replace mode

Installation:

$sudo apt-get install vim

Opening a file:

$vim filename

Command line modes:

Basic commands: - i: insert

  • a: append

  • x: character delete

  • dd: line delete

  • dw: word delete

  • [no.]dd: delete lines after the current line to [no.]

  • r: Replace a character

  • s: delete one character and then insert

  • o: go to insert mode in next line

  • v: visual mode

  • ctrl+v: visual block mode

  • u: undo

For Searching:

/ n - next word

Last line mode commands:

  • :w -save file but not exit

  • :wq - save file and exit

  • :x - same as :wq

  • :q! - exit but not save the file

  • :[no] - move cursor to the [no] line

  • :w - newfile with content

  • :r - read the given file

  • :set nu - display number

  • :set rnu - display relative number

  • :set nu!

  • :help

Yank, cut and paste

  • y - copy

  • x - cut

  • p - paste

Some more Commands:

  • :% - apply command to all content

  • :%s/old/new/gc - replace

  • :set paste

  • :! = bash command

  • :w !sudo tee %

Differt tabs opening in one vim:

  • :tabedit

  • :Te

  • gt

Splitting window:

  • :vsplit- vertical split

  • :split- horizontal split

  • Ctrl+w + arrows - Move to another windows