Basic VIM Keys
- a number in front of most movement and edit keys acts as a multiplier to that key
- e.g. 30j moves the cursor down 30 lines and 3i tora types toratoratora
- editing can be stacked with movement characters
- e.g. dw will delete a word
h moves the cursor one character to the left.
j moves the cursor down one line.
k moves the cursor up one line.
l moves the cursor one character to the right.
0 moves the cursor to the beginning of the line.
$ moves the cursor to the end of the line.
w move forward one word.
b move backward one word.
e move to the end of a word
G move to the end of the file.
gg move to the beginning of the file.
<num>G moves to that line
`. move to the last edit.
Buffers & Windows
y copy word
yy copy line
d cut/delete word
dd cut/delete line
Ctl-v visual block - select area using arrow keys
I Insert text in visual block selected lines
A Append text in visual block selected lines
:e edit file in new buffer
:ls list buffers
:b<num> goto buffer windows
:new open a new(empty) buffer in a horizontal window
:split open a new window
:vsplit open a side by side window
:vnew open a new buffer in a vertical window
:badd <file> open a file into a buffer
:bdelete delete buffer (by number or name)
Ctl-W q quit a window
:set nu Turn on line numbers
:set paste Make pastes into vim "do the right thing"
:reg Show registers - named registers a-z, unnamed 0-9
<reg>p paste contents of named/numbered register
Ctl-A command completion