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Linux.com: Getting More Out of Vim

Aug 20, 2004, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Jones)


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"If you're a Linux administrator, no matter what size your environment, it's quite likely that you use Vim. You probably use it as a config file editor, or for light programming tasks. If you're already familiar with the basics, have a look at some slick tips that'll have you using Vim for more than just ho-hum, everyday admin tasks.

"I use Vim for everything. I started out using it for simple config file edits, bash or Perl scripts, and trivial notes. I used to use Zend Studio for PHP programming, Quanta Plus, Bluefish, or Screem for HTML, OpenOffice.org for documentation, and tools like gedit for drafting email and longer, personal notes (like my personal 'tips and hacks' log file). However, over the past couple of years, I've learned to configure Vim to use it for all of these tasks. To me, it makes more sense to try to use one editor for all of my editing tasks if possible (without writing code, of course)..."

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