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LinuxNewbie.org: Customizing vim Newbieized Help File

Nov 20, 2000, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny DiPaolo)

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"This article is intended for the following types of Linux users:

  • programmers (from novices to hobbyists to seasoned coders)
  • people who use markup languages like HTML and/or LaTeX
  • anybody who really loves their vim and wants to make it even better."

"That being said, I'm going to assume you are one of the above people if you are reading this article. However, keep in mind that I use vim for all of the above reasons, so disregard anything that you think may not apply to your needs."

"This article will also assume that you are at least fairly familiar with the vim editor. I'm not sure how far back this NHF will apply in terms of the format of the config files, but I am using 5.6.11 right now (5.7 is the most recent, I believe). If you are unsure, just get a new version by navigating their website at http://www.vim.org . But, for example, you ought to know that vim is not a mode-less editor, and you should at least be somewhat familiar with both command mode and input mode as well as entering commands at the vim prompt (the colon [:], like :wq for writing and quitting)."

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