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Re: Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes

by halley (Prior)
on Mar 09, 2004 at 17:30 UTC ( #335203=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes

I use vi when root or remote, emacs for anything else. And that's the way I've used Un*x computers for nearly two decades, so it's not likely I'll change any time soon.

Technical documentation note: you started talking about NNmove in the middle of a paragraph, and leave it up to the user to infer that NN represents some decimal number typed as digits. New general concepts deserve careful introduction.

Start a paragraph with something like, "To do anything a number of times, such as move the cursor eleven lines, just precede the usual command with a number; typing "1 1 k" is equivalent to typing "kkkkkkkkkkk" while in nav mode.

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Re: Re: Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Mar 10, 2004 at 00:45 UTC

    Fair point, I got carried away with brief. I have broken it out into a para with an explanation along your line. Thanks. Hopefully someone will find it useful.

    cheers

    tachyon

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