If you’ve ever opened Vim, a Linux text editor, you might have wondered: “What is this and how do I get out of here?!” I know I have. I find nano much easier to use.
But here’s the thing: I’ve had some conversations on Twitter about this and I think I’m missing out on something. It sounds like it is… magical.
Where to start with Vim?
I love it so far, with gems like:
It seems that everybody agrees that Vim is a very powerful editor. And I think that you will agree too if I say that, by default, [it] is totally unusable.
I feel better about being scared of that interface. If you have to remember one thing, try
ESC + :wq, and that will save the file and exit Vim. There are many other options to get out of there quickly!
I’m looking forward to learning more about it and I’m ready to be pleasantly surprised. Will I love it more than Sublime Text?