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Vim Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier

#productivity #vim wednesday, march 20, 2024

When starting out your journey with Vim, there are so many things to learn. Over time, you will see which features will stick with you and which ones are helpful in your work.

In the following video, I’m showing Vim tips that I’m using now, that I wish I knew earlier.



  • Relative line numbers

  • Mapping Esc to Caps Lock

  • :norm

  • C-v for vertical visual mode

  • o for switching selection direction

  • % for jumping to the matching ({[

  • i / a (inside / outside)

  • W vs w

  • Invoking scripts/commands

  • Creating (dynamic) snippets

  • Using fzf/search/explorer inside Vim


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