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Outline: Learn Vim Commands and Write Code Faster
The fastest way to learn Vim is finding a place to start.
Outline - Review the outline of vim commands and
how-to guides below.
Get started - Select a topic you are interested in
and get started as if it were a real project.
Milestones - Complete the code examples and
exercises and soon you will be able to write code faster and
program with the Vim editor.
Published: September 02, 2017
Updated: February 25, 2021
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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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
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Learn More About the Vim Reference
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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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