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Vim 201: An Intermediate Guide to Vim

Nov 27, 2009, 11:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"In the previous installment, I took a look at the basics of editing, movement, searching and replacing, and copy and pasting text. That is enough to get most people by if they're just using Vim for quick and dirty text edits, etc. But that doesn't even begin to scrape the surface of what Vim can do! Remember that learning Vim is not a sprint, it's a marathon! But you can go at your own pace and stop along the route at any time to admire the scenery. Even though I'll try to cover as much as possible in each guide, it is impossible to cover all that Vim is capable of in a handful of articles. This isn't meant to be a wholly comprehensive guide, but a set of starting points for users to get oriented with Vim and become more and more productive.

"Word Completion

"If learning Vim seems like hard work at first, rest assured that in the long run it will save you work. One of the ways that Vim saves you work is with word completion. Obviously, this is very useful for developers and system administrators when editing code or configuration files."

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