Friday, May 25, 2007

[link] Making Vim easy

Tips: Making Vim easy by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier published on Linux.com

Though I can not recommend using VIM in 'easy' mode (:help easy). You would not learn VIM, nor would make it VIM really easier to you - most commands still require some level of knowledge of real vim modes.

P.S. Somehow, most important shortcut Ctrl-L was left out of this introduction. Pressing Ctrl-L allows you to input a normal or ex command to vim. I guess that idea of easy vim is to not bother user with the modes and commands. Yet main power of vim - and the whole point of using it - is in the commands. Without Ctrl-L, vim in easy mode is pretty lame imitation of M$Windows infamous Notepad.