Name: [9521] Justin Lilly
Member: 94 months
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An Introduction to Vim Macros [ID:316]

a series of video-tutorials by Justin Lilly

Video Tutorials

1. An Introduction to Vim Macros

This is a very brief video about how to use vim macros. It goes over basic syntax and one possible use for it.

2. Vim Selections

This is a relatively short screencast on a few different ways to select text in Vim. Vim's visual mode is a very powerful feature of the editor which allows you to select data in different, yet meaningful, ways. As a developer, its as important to know your editor as well as a carpenter knows his hammer. I've also uploaded the video to my blog, for those interested in a less compressed version. E [...]

3. Vim % operator

This is a tutorial on some of the interesting uses for the % in vim. It has two main functions. One in non-editing mode and one in ex mode. To watch the uncompressed version, head over to my blog at

4. Vim Intro

This is an intro tutorial on getting around in vim. It contains information on moving around, editing, copy + paste, and saving. It should be what's necessary to get you up and functional in Vim. I'll have a higher quality version of this video on my blog (

5. Vim: Installing a Color Scheme

This is a quick screencast on how to install a vim colorscheme. In this example, I show how to install the matrix color scheme.

6. Vim: Installing plugins

This is another quick screencast on how to install vim plugins. I go over both the vimball sourcing and simply extracting things to their proper directories.

7. Vim: Code Folding

This is likely the last in my series of vim screencasts. I hope you found them useful. This particular installment goes over how code folding works in vim.

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Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

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