This vim guy made me feel like a rook

This week I was able to watch a great talk by a VIM guy who went to town on how to use VIM. I consider myself a GNU/Linux power user. Experienced enough to say GNU before Linux and know enough to watch my daily Linux news, and weekly FLOSS podcasts.

However vim is one of those tools that I use everyday but I always feel guilty how lazy I am to not try some of the zillion of keystrokes like many of the ones showed on this tutorial. I found tons of keystrokes that I could very well use on my file editor.

So here is a list that clearly got my attention:

  • w for word advancement
  • a to add a new character after the cursos instead o at the current place like i
  • e: to eliminate as opposed to x
  • f: to find something within the line, this is awesome
  • .: to repeat the process recorded
  • c: for copy
  • and so much more

I end up wanting a part two fof this tutorial and download it for later reference.