How to Learn VIM

16 Jun 2013

A few weeks back I committed code to Bitbucket, but didn’t specify a commit message. Git dropped my into vim. I was lost and had to start looking up commands. This was the catalyst for me to learn vim. Here’s what I tried:

I even went so far as to print out two copies of the cheat sheet – A3 and Letter sizes – and get them laminated at Kinkos. They are a good reference and the A3 size looks awesome on my desk.

In the last week I came across shortcutFoo. They teach you shortcuts for a bunch of editors (vim, emacs, intelliJ) using interval training. I am actually really learning the shortcuts. I was so happy with my progress with the vim tutorial, that I added command line and git training.