- Vim Homepage
- Very good Tips from Bram
Moolenaar about editing habits
- First to know: VI keybindings (sorted
- Additionally (very useful to know): Quick-Reference
reference (or in Vim type :he quickref)
- Some efficient vim editing Tips
- Best Vim Tips by
- Programming / Scripting in Vim: usr_41
Vim and Colors:
On a 256 color xterm (or urxvt with the 256color patch),
set TERM=xterm-256color e.g. in ~/.bashrc. Source it.
Then may check your colors with this color-printer script (256 color output). May also just
use: 'tput colors' for the number of supported colors).
Set t_Co=256 in your .vimrc. Now may take a 256 capable
colorscheme (inkpot.vim, mine, ...) and may
additionally tweak it. (Lookup the numbers on this 'about'
color-chart: xterm <-> rgb, or use 'tput' or
Note: there are also other 256 color capable terminals
like rxvt, konsole, screen, pterm...
For a quick-update of your color-setup (while you tweak
it), may use a mapping like:
map <F8> :update<CR>:colorscheme
in your ~/.vimrc.
My actual dark / light
colorscheme (according sshots: dark / light).
Gvim and Vim in comparison
- German: Nice Documentation on http://www.ostc.de-> vi(m).pdf or
- German: highly recommend Book: ISBN:
may order here or
at your local bookstore :)
- My .vimrc file
- Vi bindings in Bash
- Keybinding/mapping/Keyboard layout change for ms-windows
users (2000/XP): ms-keyboard fix (esc to
caps-lock e.g.) You just write there a key into the
registry. You could later delete it again without any
- Some other personal Vim
- When you use another editor, you might want to check out
this editing-test ;)
Well, the biggest disadvantage of VIM (ESC far off located) is
easy to solve :)
- it's easy to bind <ESC> e.g. to the Caps-lock key,
with xmodmap or the xkeycaps utility or
have a look at that vim Tip. Under
M$Win you can setup a key for the
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