This is a brief guide to get you acquainted with using Vim in the terminal. If
you're reading this, you've probably heard of Vim already. For those that
haven't, it's a text-editor that's a bit different than most. It's optimized for
touch typists, and eschews the use of a mouse in favor of keyboard shortcuts.
Rather than binding controls to modifiers such as the
Alt keys, Vim
makes use of different editing modes. When you're just navigating your
code base, you're in
NORMAL MODE.When you want to type in text, you go into
INSERT MODE. This talk of modes might not make sense just yet, but read on,
and you will see the light.
I won't lie to you, Vim has a steep learning curve. It can be intimidating at
first, even daunting. In the beginning, you will feel sluggish, wondering why
it's so difficult to do basic things. You will be confused. You may even be
frightened. It'll take some time, but the rewards will prove to be worth it in