Name: [9521] Justin Lilly
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Vim Intro [ID:853] (4/7)

in series: An Introduction to Vim Macros

video tutorial by Justin Lilly, added 09/08

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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 (

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19. ujelugapas Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:38

good intro

18. Thu, 20 May 2010 01:30

Really helpful introduction, found new tip of using. Thanks!

Awesome tips; thanks!

15. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 03:31

Wonderful tutorial !~~

Thank you very much :)

Good tut for newbies like me

13. anonymous Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:37

This video just made me want to try and learn how to use vim.

Kudos for sharing this short informative video

Good for newbie of vim

Good for newbie of vim

10. anonymous Sun, 26 Jul 2009 13:58

The tip about Sokoban was great. Thanks for useful videos.

9. anonymous Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:38

Thanks, I am always learning something new about vim... it would be cool if you guys had a video on how to best setup a python.vim script to support python code (maybe you have one already -- I haven't looked thoroughly yet)... did not know about set number

8. anonymous Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:20

Thanks for the helpfull screencast. One question that I'm sure others have asked is why would I want to use vim over an EID. I realize it's been around for along time and it was very useful in the past when you wrote programs from the console, but does it still have some useful features over todays replacements? It seems a lot of effort just to move about and such. Thanks for the info

7. anonymous Wed, 01 Oct 2008 22:55

I had this guy at work, he uses vim 24/7. Honestly, he can do anything that I do using any IDE using vim. So, I was like, what the hell, lets learn it a bit. I liked your video .. I just have to say that :)

Awesome job, Justin! I'm glad someone got around to doing this, because I haven't been able because of work and family right now. I still plan to do a VIM tutorial, but I like your quick intro!

5. anonymous Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:39

solarwolf (pygame) is a nice game to play and learn to use h,j,k,l keys too. But at first, it will be hard because it's a "fast" game not ike nethack or <forgotten />

great video. i use every day vim but it's always nice to watch to see if i miss some cool tricks in my "arsenal" ;-)

4. anonymous Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:04

Review of Vim Intro

Nice tutorials Justin. I'm a regular vim user and enjoyed the review as well as a couple pointers you use I didn't know yet. Keep up the religion!

btw Justin, you're a trusted author now so can publish your own videos, after making sure we encoded them correctly.

Loved it - just by knowing these few things one is up and running and productive in VIM - then one can spend the next 20 years or so learning all the cool tricks. Fine, well-paced, effective. Couldn't ask for more.

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