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Outline: Learn Vim commands and write code faster

The fastest way to learn Vim is finding a place to start.
  1. Outline - Review the outline of vim commands and how-to guides below.
  2. Get started - Select a topic you are interested in and get started as if it were a real project.
  3. Milestones - Complete the code examples and exercises and soon you will be able to write code faster and program with the Vim editor.
Paul Alan Davis, CFA, September 2, 2017
Updated: August 8, 2018
Learning how to do it is the easy part. Now it's up to you. Pick a topic from the outline below and get started. Have fun!

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Outline and Guide to Vim Commands and Procedures

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Videos can also be accessed from our Vim Reference Playlist on YouTube.

Vim Commands and Reference

An Outline for learning to code faster with Vim.

1. Open Vim       - see four ways to open the Vim editor
2. Exit Vim       - learn three ways to quit Vim
3. Save Vim       - master saving Vim files with or without quitting
4. hjkl Vim       - navigate Vim with hjkl keys and numbers
5. Master Vim       - create a plan to master Vim

More content to come...


Learn More About the Vim Reference

We've just started our Vim content. Use social media to let us know what you would like to learn. Also see these resources.

  • Vim Reference - for an overview of the Vim Reference including goals, timeline, difficulty level and other fun topics.
  • Vim Cheat Sheet - covers four modes and the structure of complex Vim commands. Vim has over 1,000 commands and we boiled it down to the most important 75 so you get a good start with the fastest text editor out there.
  • Vimazing Race - a maze game you can use to master hjkl navigation.

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