[sclug] Vim Query

ed ed at s5h.net
Sat May 27 13:25:31 UTC 2006

On Sat, 27 May 2006 14:10:01 +0100 (BST)
Bob Franklin <r.c.franklin at reading.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, 27 May 2006, Glyn wrote:
> > The only problem I have remaining are these pesky @ lines, which I
> > guess  are 'empty' lines...
> The lines showing as '@' at the bottom of the screen/window show the
> next  line is too long to completely fit on the screen; if you scroll
> down, the  complete line should appear.
> You may like to try 'vimtutor' (just run it from the shell); this
> starts  up vim with a file in which is a tutorial; you navigate
> through it, doing  the exercises.  It starts with moving the cursor
> about and gets on to cut  and paste and so on; 10 or 20 minutes with
> that will probably help a lot.
> For about 5 years of Linux/UNIX, the only thing I knew about vi was 
> pressing <Escape> about 10 times, then typing ':q!' <Return>.  Gvim is
> quite a good mix of vi(m) and a desktop, since you can copy and paste 
> using the clipboard, but I'm sure some purists will eschew that, along
> with the cursor keys and probably insist you should us 'ed', or maybe
> even  sed, head and tail.  :)

The latest version of vim (7.0) has some good improvements, such as
ctrl-n-n, and :tabnew.

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