If you ever installed Linux in your life, I'm sure you might have come across Vim.
Vim is a
command-line based text editor. It's a great tool but I won't say that it's the best text editor in Linux as it would lead to a never-ending debate.
Vim is actually an
improved version of the old
vi editor. It comes with many new features including multi-level undo, multiple window support, visual mode and command-line completion.
If you're using it for the first time, you may have hard time trying to exit Vim.
What? Don't you believe me?
Here's the proof :
Stack Overflow@stackoverflowStack Overflow launched in 2008, demonstrating what’s possible with the internet: an open community that gives people knowledge at their fingertips.
Since then, over 1.8M people have visited us just to learn how to exit Vim. #Web30 #ForTheWeb
stackoverflow.com/questions/1182…02:00 AM - 13 Mar 2019
In this blog, I'll list down 15 shortcuts that will save you a lot of time while working with
move forward by one word(you need to be in normal mode).
move backward by one word(you need to be in normal mode).
move to the beginning of the file.
move to the end of the file(last line).
delete the word, cursor is positioned upon.
delete the line, cursor is positioned upon.
delete 2 lines, starting from the line, the cursor is upon.
You can replace '2' by any number and delete any number of lines.
undo the last operation performed.
redo the last operation performed.
search for the 'sample_text' in the file. Use
n to move to next occurrence and
N to move to the previous occurrence of the text(in Command mode).
Replaces all the occurrences of the
old text with
new text(in Command mode).
quit the file discarding all the changes made to the file(in Command mode).
save the file and
quit(in Command mode).
save the file with filename 'sample_filename'(in Command mode).
quit Vim. It fails when changes has been made to file(in Command mode).
That's all for the blog. I hope you had good time reading the blog!😃