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The Tutorial
1
Basic Editing
2
Editing a Little Faster 
3
Searching
4
Text Blocks and Multiple Files
5
Windows
6
Basic Visual Mode
7
Commands for Programmers
8
Basic Abbreviations, Keyboard Mapping, and Initialization Files
9
Basic Command-Mode Commands
10
Basic GUI Usage
11
Dealing with Text Files
12
Automatic Completion
13
Autocommands
14
File Recovery and Command-Line Arguments
15
Miscellaneous Commands
16
Cookbook 
17
Topics Not Covered
 
Basic Editing
T
HE
 IM 
EDITOR IS ONE OF THE MOST
 powerful text editors around. It is alsoextremely efficient, enabling the user to edit files with a minimum of keystrokes.This power and functionality comes at a cost, however:When getting started, users face asteep learning curve.This chapter teaches you the basic set of 10
Vim
commands you need to get startedediting. In this chapter, you learn the following:
n
The four basic movement commands
n
How to insert and delete text
n
How to get help (very important)
n
Exiting the editor After you get these commands down pat, you can learn the more advanced editingcommands.
Before You Start
If you have not installed
Vim
, you need to read Appendix A, “Installing
Vim
,” andinstall the editor.

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