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== General ==
 
== General ==
Vim is a powerful text editor. Keystrokes can be chained together to combine actions, movements and selections into coolness. Folk using Vim 20 years still don't know it all. See also [[Emacs]] (and take care of your wrists (and posture)).
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* [https://www.vim.org/ Vim] - a highly configurable text editor for efficiently creating and changing any kind of text. It is included as "vi" with most UNIX systems and with Apple OS X. Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are: persistent, multi-level undo tree; extensive plugin system; support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats    powerful search and replace; integrates with many tools
  
todo; big refactor to rearrange commands into motion, action, etc.
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Keystrokes can be chained together to combine actions, movements and selections into coolness. Folk using Vim 20 years still don't know it all. See also [[Emacs]] (though take care of your wrists).
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* [https://vimhelp.org/ Vim: help.txt] - an HTML version of the Vim help pages, current as of Vim 8.1.1170. They are kept up-to-date automatically from the Vim source repository. Also included is the Vim FAQ, kept up to date from its github repository.
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  # open vim help in a split window
  
See also [[Documents]]
 
  
 
* [http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki Vim Tips Wiki]
 
* [http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki Vim Tips Wiki]
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* [http://vim.begin-site.org/ The Vim Beginners’ Site]
 
* [http://vim.begin-site.org/ The Vim Beginners’ Site]
  
* http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc
 
 
F1
 
  # open vim help in a split window
 
  
=== Quick ===
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=== Reference ===
 
* [https://learnxinyminutes.com/docs/vim/ Learn X in Y minutes / Where X=vim]
 
* [https://learnxinyminutes.com/docs/vim/ Learn X in Y minutes / Where X=vim]
  
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* https://github.com/lifepillar/vim-cheat40 - a foldable extensible 40-column cheat sheet that you may open in Vim by pressing <leader>? (the mapping is customizable, of course). Mappings and commands are organized like the menus of a GUI app: there is a File section, an Edit section, a View section, and so on. For each item the description comes first, because one typically wants to find how to execute a task, not what the meaning of a key sequence is (there is Vim's help for that). Syntax coloring and the use of conceal keep the cheat sheet clutter-free and easy to read.
 
* https://github.com/lifepillar/vim-cheat40 - a foldable extensible 40-column cheat sheet that you may open in Vim by pressing <leader>? (the mapping is customizable, of course). Mappings and commands are organized like the menus of a GUI app: there is a File section, an Edit section, a View section, and so on. For each item the description comes first, because one typically wants to find how to execute a task, not what the meaning of a key sequence is (there is Vim's help for that). Syntax coloring and the use of conceal keep the cheat sheet clutter-free and easy to read.
  
=== Articles ===
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=== Images ===
* [http://www.moolenaar.net/habits.html Seven habits of effective text editing]
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* [http://michael.peopleofhonoronly.com/vim/vim_cheat_sheet_for_programmers_screen.png Cheatsheet for programmers] - Part of the deep end!
  
* [http://spaceandtim.es/posts/the-invisible-interface The Invisible Interface] [https://github.com/nelstrom/vim-cutlass] (xx is with script)
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* [http://www.viemu.com/vi-vim-cheat-sheet.gif vi/vim graphics cheatsheet] kinda reduced o the above ([http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EGj0mPw8mU8/TwzVYJtawCI/AAAAAAAAAw4/Kf5eG_kTyf0/s1600/vi-vim_cheat_sheet.png] w/ black back)
* [http://csswizardry.com/2014/06/vim-for-people-who-think-things-like-vim-are-weird-and-hard/ Vim for people who think things like Vim are weird and hard] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7943575]
 
* [http://yannesposito.com/Scratch/en/blog/Learn-Vim-Progressively/ Learn Vim Progressively]
 
  
* [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1218390/what-is-your-most-productive-shortcut-with-vim/1220118#1220118 Your problem with Vim is that you don't grok vi.]
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* [https://github.com/LevelbossMike/vim_shortcut_wallpaper/raw/master/vim-shortcuts_1280x800.png Shortcut layout] - a sample of movement/selection, layed out in their direction
* [http://yanpritzker.com/2011/12/16/learn-to-speak-vim-verbs-nouns-and-modifiers/ Learn to speak vim – verbs, nouns, and modifiers!]
 
* [http://blog.sanctum.geek.nz/vim-anti-patterns/ Vim anti-patterns] [http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3563292] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12643887]
 
* [http://kevinw.github.com/2010/12/15/this-is-your-brain-on-vim/ This is Your Brain on Vim] - 15 Dec 2010
 
* [http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/blog/2012/03/21/why-vim/ Why Vim?]
 
* [http://mislav.uniqpath.com/2011/12/vim-revisited/ Vim: revisited]
 
  
* [http://vimhelp.appspot.com/vim_faq.txt.html vim_faq.txt] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8263171]
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* [https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0165/4168/files/preview.png vimcheatsheet.com cheatsheet image]
* [https://github.com/mhinz/vim-galore Vim Galore] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10857032]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20161025061741/http://www.bestofvim.com/ :best of Vim] - Showcasing the top Vim plugins, tips and tricks.
 
  
 
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* https://twitter.com/vimgifs
 
 
* [http://www.binpress.com/blog/2014/11/19/vim-creator-bram-moolenaar-interview/ 10 Questions with Vim’s creator, Bram Moolenaar] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8632405]
 
 
 
* [http://jeetworks.org/vim-making-those-arrow-keys-work-for-you-or-why-the-anti-arrow-key-propoganda-is-wrong/ Vim: Making Those Arrow Keys Work for You (Or Why the Anti-Arrow-Key Propoganda is Wrong) – Jeet Sukumaran]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=== Images ===
 
* [http://michael.peopleofhonoronly.com/vim/vim_cheat_sheet_for_programmers_screen.png Cheatsheet for programmers] - Part of the deep end!
 
* [http://www.viemu.com/vi-vim-cheat-sheet.gif vi/vim graphics cheatsheet]  kinda reduced o the above ([http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EGj0mPw8mU8/TwzVYJtawCI/AAAAAAAAAw4/Kf5eG_kTyf0/s1600/vi-vim_cheat_sheet.png] w/ black back)
 
 
 
* [https://github.com/LevelbossMike/vim_shortcut_wallpaper/raw/master/vim-shortcuts_1280x800.png Shortcut layout] - a sample of movement/selection, layed out in their direction
 
 
 
* [https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0165/4168/files/preview.png vimcheatsheet.com cheatsheet image]
 
 
 
* https://twitter.com/vimgifs
 
  
 
=== Video ===
 
=== Video ===
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* YouTube: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHm36-na4-4 Damian Conway, "More Instantly Better Vim" - OSCON 2013]
 
* YouTube: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHm36-na4-4 Damian Conway, "More Instantly Better Vim" - OSCON 2013]
  
=== to sort ===
 
* [http://vimregex.com/ Vim Regular Expressions 101]
 
  
* [http://vim-adventures.com/ VIM Adventures]
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=== Articles ===
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* [http://www.moolenaar.net/habits.html Seven habits of effective text editing]
  
* [http://www.openvim.com/ OpenVim] - a web-based project to let people quickly have a taste what kind of an editor Vim is. Vim is considered to be very useful but can feel devastatingly opaque at first. Hopefully this tutorial makes people feel more comfortable to give it a chance. OpenVim is based on a custom engine that interprets vim commands. Fun fact: the engine operates directly on the dom but can be easily refactored to a model that is not view-dependent.
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* [http://spaceandtim.es/posts/the-invisible-interface The Invisible Interface] [https://github.com/nelstrom/vim-cutlass] (xx is with script)
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* [http://csswizardry.com/2014/06/vim-for-people-who-think-things-like-vim-are-weird-and-hard/ Vim for people who think things like Vim are weird and hard] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7943575]
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* [http://yannesposito.com/Scratch/en/blog/Learn-Vim-Progressively/ Learn Vim Progressively]
  
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* [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1218390/what-is-your-most-productive-shortcut-with-vim/1220118#1220118 Your problem with Vim is that you don't grok vi.]
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* [http://yanpritzker.com/2011/12/16/learn-to-speak-vim-verbs-nouns-and-modifiers/ Learn to speak vim – verbs, nouns, and modifiers!]
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* [http://blog.sanctum.geek.nz/vim-anti-patterns/ Vim anti-patterns] [http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3563292] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12643887]
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* [http://kevinw.github.com/2010/12/15/this-is-your-brain-on-vim/ This is Your Brain on Vim] - 15 Dec 2010
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* [http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/blog/2012/03/21/why-vim/ Why Vim?]
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* [http://mislav.uniqpath.com/2011/12/vim-revisited/ Vim: revisited]
  
* [http://www.vimgenius.com/ Vim Genius] - Increase your speed and improve your muscle memory with Vim Genius, a timed flashcard-style game designed to make you faster in Vim. It’s free and you don’t need to sign up.
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* [http://vimhelp.appspot.com/vim_faq.txt.html vim_faq.txt] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8263171]
 
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* [https://github.com/mhinz/vim-galore Vim Galore] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10857032]
* [http://www.vimsnake.com/ Snake Vim Trainer] - Hone your vim navigation skillz. Make your Vim snake eat the food to increase your score. You can only eat food while INSERT mode is on. You cannot change direction while INSERT mode is on
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20161025061741/http://www.bestofvim.com/ :best of Vim] - Showcasing the top Vim plugins, tips and tricks.
  
* [http://vimgolf.com/ VimGolf] - Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you? Head on over to vimgolf.com, pick a challenge, and show us what you've got! Each challenge provides an input file, and an output file. Your goal is to modify the input file such that it matches the output. Once you install the vimgolf CLI, pick a challenge, open a prompt and put away! When you launch a challenge from the command line, it will be downloaded from the site and a local Vim session will be launched, which will log every keystroke you make. Once you're done, simply :wq (write and quit) the session and we will score your input and upload it back to the site!
 
  
gem install vimgolf
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* [http://www.binpress.com/blog/2014/11/19/vim-creator-bram-moolenaar-interview/ 10 Questions with Vim’s creator, Bram Moolenaar] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8632405]
vimgolf setup
 
vimgolf put [challenge ID]
 
  
* [http://www.drbunsen.org/vim-croquet/ Vim Croquet] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7138205]
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* [http://jeetworks.org/vim-making-those-arrow-keys-work-for-you-or-why-the-anti-arrow-key-propoganda-is-wrong/ Vim: Making Those Arrow Keys Work for You (Or Why the Anti-Arrow-Key Propoganda is Wrong) – Jeet Sukumaran]
  
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=develop.example.beta1139.vimmaster&hl=en_GB Vim Master] - Android app that was created in order to master the operation of vim editor. You can learn a vim operations in quiz format. There are three types of difficulty, Easy, Normal, and Hard. There are 150 questions in total. There are explanations for all questions. You can browse the history of the answered results of yours and other players. You can register your name as Vim Masters for the top grades. This app supports English and Japanese.
 
  
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* [http://vimregex.com/ Vim Regular Expressions 101]
  
  
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* https://github.com/wikitopian/hardmode - Hard Mode is a plugin which disables the arrow keys, the hjkl keys, the page up/down keys, and a handful of other keys which allow one to rely on character-wise navigation. The philosophy behind Hard Mode is that you'll never master Vim's advanced motion and search functionality if you can fall back on the anti-pattern of fumbling around your code with the arrow keys.
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=== Training ===
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* [http://www.openvim.com/ OpenVim] - a web-based project to let people quickly have a taste what kind of an editor Vim is. Vim is considered to be very useful but can feel devastatingly opaque at first. Hopefully this tutorial makes people feel more comfortable to give it a chance. OpenVim is based on a custom engine that interprets vim commands. Fun fact: the engine operates directly on the dom but can be easily refactored to a model that is not view-dependent.
  
=== Install ===
 
Some scripts require Vim 7.3, but some distros have older builds. You can build 7.3 locally though or use a provision system.
 
  
Had syntax issue errors. Rumtime path also should include distro base config..; http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/vim-syntax-highlight-fails-after-debian-upgrade-378073/
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* [http://vim-adventures.com/ VIM Adventures]
  
=== Packages and support ===
 
* http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=vim
 
  
* http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Vim
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* [http://www.vimgenius.com/ Vim Genius] - Increase your speed and improve your muscle memory with Vim Genius, a timed flashcard-style game designed to make you faster in Vim. It’s free and you don’t need to sign up.
  
=== Building ===
 
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Building_Vim
 
  
=== Debugging ===
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* [http://www.vimsnake.com/ Snake Vim Trainer] - Hone your vim navigation skillz. Make your Vim snake eat the food to increase your score. You can only eat food while INSERT mode is on. You cannot change direction while INSERT mode is on
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:map ;
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* [http://vimgolf.com/ VimGolf] - Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you? Head on over to vimgolf.com, pick a challenge, and show us what you've got! Each challenge provides an input file, and an output file. Your goal is to modify the input file such that it matches the output. Once you install the vimgolf CLI, pick a challenge, open a prompt and put away! When you launch a challenge from the command line, it will be downloaded from the site and a local Vim session will be launched, which will log every keystroke you make. Once you're done, simply :wq (write and quit) the session and we will score your input and upload it back to the site!
  what is ; mapped to
 
 
:verbose  map ;
 
  include where ; is mapped from
 
  
== Modes ==
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gem install vimgolf
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2467 submode : Create your own submodes]
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vimgolf setup
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vimgolf put [challenge ID]
  
=== Normal ===
 
  
[http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/vimindex.html#normal-index :help Normal-mode]
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* [http://www.drbunsen.org/vim-croquet/ Vim Croquet] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7138205]
  
=== Insert ===
 
:help Insert-mode
 
  
i
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* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=develop.example.beta1139.vimmaster&hl=en_GB Vim Master] - Android app that was created in order to master the operation of vim editor. You can learn a vim operations in quiz format. There are three types of difficulty, Easy, Normal, and Hard. There are 150 questions in total. There are explanations for all questions. You can browse the history of the answered results of yours and other players. You can register your name as Vim Masters for the top grades. This app supports English and Japanese.
  enter insert mode from normal mode
 
 
r
 
  enter replace mode - deletes selected character, enters insert then returns to normal after a new character has been entered
 
  
Ctrl-o
 
  perform normal mode command in insert mode
 
  
Ctrl-Y
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* https://github.com/wikitopian/hardmode - Hard Mode is a plugin which disables the arrow keys, the hjkl keys, the page up/down keys, and a handful of other keys which allow one to rely on character-wise navigation. The philosophy behind Hard Mode is that you'll never master Vim's advanced motion and search functionality if you can fall back on the anti-pattern of fumbling around your code with the arrow keys.
  copy character from line above
 
 
Ctrl-E
 
  copy character from line below
 
 
=== Visual ===
 
:help Visual-mode
 
  
v
 
  enter visual mode from normal mode
 
V
 
  enter visual linewise mode
 
Ctrl+v
 
  enter visual block mode
 
  
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=== Packages and support ===
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* http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=vim
  
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* http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Vim
  
* https://github.com/thinca/vim-visualstar - provides a star (*) feature for Visual-mode. In other words, you can search your selection text in Visual-mode.
 
  
* https://github.com/terryma/vim-expand-region - allows you to visually select increasingly larger regions of text using the same key combination.
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=== Building ===
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* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Building_Vim
  
  
* https://github.com/thoughtstream/Damian-Conway-s-Vim-Setup/blob/master/plugin/dragvisuals.vim - Vim global plugin for dragging virtual blocks
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=== Debugging ===
  
=== Select ===
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:map ;
  :help Select-mode
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  what is ; mapped to
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  :verbose  map ;
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  include where ; is mapped from
  
like the visual mode but with more CUA like behavior. if you type a single character it replaces the selection. you lose access to all one key operations on selections.
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== Modes ==
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* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2467 submode : Create your own submodes]
  
This mode is usually activated by:
 
  
:behave mswin
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* [https://www.eduardobautista.com/escape-key-alternatives-in-vim/ Escape key alternatives in Vim]
  activate select mode (default for MS-Windows installations)
 
  
:behave xterm
 
  return to normal mode
 
  
=== Command-line ===
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=== Normal ===
:help Command-line-mode
 
  
  :
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  [http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/vimindex.html#normal-index :help Normal-mode]
  enter command-line mode
 
  
=== Ex ===
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=== Insert ===
  :help Ex-mode
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  :help Insert-mode
  
  Q
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  i
   enter :Ex mode
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   enter insert mode from normal mode
 
   
 
   
  :visual
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  r
   exit :Ex mode
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   enter replace mode - deletes selected character, enters insert then returns to normal after a new character has been entered
  
  Ctrl-B
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  Ctrl-o
   beginning of line
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   perform normal mode command in insert mode
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Ctrl-Y
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  copy character from line above
 
   
 
   
 
  Ctrl-E
 
  Ctrl-E
   end of line
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   copy character from line below
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=== Visual ===
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:help Visual-mode
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v
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  enter visual mode from normal mode
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V
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  enter visual linewise mode
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Ctrl+v
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  enter visual block mode
  
:%!markdown
 
  # % = all lines, ! = external command, markdown = a md2html app
 
  
== File operations ==
 
=== Command line ===
 
vim filename
 
  edit file (or create a buffer if file doesn't exist)
 
  
If you want to start vim with several files in a splitted window, just type;
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* https://github.com/thinca/vim-visualstar - provides a star (*) feature for Visual-mode. In other words, you can search your selection text in Visual-mode.
vim -o a b c
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for the horizontal split, and
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* https://github.com/terryma/vim-expand-region - allows you to visually select increasingly larger regions of text using the same key combination.
  vim -O a b c
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for the vertical split.
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* https://github.com/thoughtstream/Damian-Conway-s-Vim-Setup/blob/master/plugin/dragvisuals.vim - Vim global plugin for dragging virtual blocks
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=== Select ===
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  :help Select-mode
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like the visual mode but with more CUA like behavior. if you type a single character it replaces the selection. you lose access to all one key operations on selections.
  
* https://github.com/c00kiemon5ter/v - z for vim. uses viminfo's list of recently edited files to open one quickly no matter where you are in the filesystem. by default, it will open the most recently edited file matching all of the provided regular expressions.
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This mode is usually activated by:
  
=== In Vim ===
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  :behave mswin
  :e filename
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   activate select mode (default for MS-Windows installations)
   open filename in vim
 
 
:w
 
  save
 
:w filename
 
  save as
 
:q
 
  quit if saved
 
:x
 
  save if changed and quit, same as :wq
 
ZZ
 
  save as above
 
ZQ
 
  even if not saved (also :q!)
 
 
:ex .
 
  explore files in file directory. opens in split pans if file modified.
 
:Sex
 
  as above but forces split
 
:Vex
 
  as above but vertical split
 
:Tex
 
  as above but in new tab
 
 
<enter>
 
  open file
 
o
 
  open file in new split buffer
 
  
* http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=729
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:behave xterm
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  return to normal mode
  
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Get_the_name_of_the_current_file
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=== Command-line ===
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:help Command-line-mode
  
display;
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  :
:echo @%
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   enter command-line mode
  directory/name of file
 
:echo expand('%:t')
 
  name of file ('tail')
 
:echo expand('%:p')
 
  full path
 
  :echo expand('%:p:h')
 
   directory containing file ('head')
 
  
=== File navigation ===
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=== Ex ===
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/File_explorer
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:help Ex-mode
  
* [http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/pi_netrw.html#netrw netrw documentation]
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Q
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  enter :Ex mode
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:visual
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  exit :Ex mode
  
  :e .
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  Ctrl-B
:Explore
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   beginning of line
   # bring up internal netrw file browser
 
 
   
 
   
  gh
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  Ctrl-E
   # toggle hidden files
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   end of line
a
 
  # cycle between types of files hidden
 
 
~
 
  # jump to home folder
 
  
* https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/22ztqp/why_does_nerdtree_exist_whats_wrong_with_netrw/
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:%!markdown
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  # % = all lines, ! = external command, markdown = a md2html app
  
  -
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== File operations ==
* [http://vimcasts.org/blog/2013/01/oil-and-vinegar-split-windows-and-project-drawer/ Oil and vinegar - split windows and the project drawer] - "Split windows and the project drawer go together like oil and vinegar. I don't mean to say that you can combine them to create a delicious salad dressing. I mean that they don't mix well!" -Drew Neil
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=== Command line ===
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  vim filename
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  edit file (or create a buffer if file doesn't exist)
  
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If you want to start vim with several files in a splitted window, just type;
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vim -o a b c
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for the horizontal split, and
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vim -O a b c
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for the vertical split.
  
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-vinegar - enhances netrw, partially in an attempt to mitigate the need for more disruptive "project drawer" style plugins. Some of the behaviors added by vinegar.vim would make excellent upstream additions. Many, the author would probably reject. Others are a bit too wild to even consider.
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* https://github.com/c00kiemon5ter/v - z for vim. uses viminfo's list of recently edited files to open one quickly no matter where you are in the filesystem. by default, it will open the most recently edited file matching all of the provided regular expressions.
  
* https://github.com/dhruvasagar/vim-vinegar - fork of vinegar.vim works with NERDTree instead for a better user experience.
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=== In Vim ===
 
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:e filename
 
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  open filename in vim
* https://github.com/scrooloose/nerdtree - a file system explorer for the Vim editor. Using this plugin, users can visually browse complex directory hierarchies, quickly open files for reading or editing, and perform basic file system operations.
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** http://usevim.com/2012/07/18/nerdtree
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:w
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  save
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:w filename
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  save as
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:q
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  quit if saved
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:x
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  save if changed and quit, same as :wq
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ZZ
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  save as above
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ZQ
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  even if not saved (also :q!)
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:ex .
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  explore files in file directory. opens in split pans if file modified.
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:Sex
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  as above but forces split
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:Vex
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  as above but vertical split
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:Tex
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  as above but in new tab
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<enter>
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  open file
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o
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  open file in new split buffer
  
* https://github.com/jistr/vim-nerdtree-tabs
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* http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=729
  
* https://github.com/Xuyuanp/nerdtree-git-plugin - plugin of NERDTree showing git status flags. Works with the LATEST version of NERDTree.
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* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Get_the_name_of_the_current_file
  
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display;
 +
:echo @%
 +
  directory/name of file
 +
:echo expand('%:t')
 +
  name of file ('tail')
 +
:echo expand('%:p')
 +
  full path
 +
:echo expand('%:p:h')
 +
  directory containing file ('head')
  
* https://github.com/Shougo/vimfiler.vim - A powerful file explorer implemented in Vim script
+
=== File navigation ===
 +
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/File_explorer
  
 +
* [http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/pi_netrw.html#netrw netrw documentation]
  
* https://github.com/justinmk/vim-gtfo - Opens the file manager or terminal at the directory of the current file in Vim.
+
:e .
 +
:Explore
 +
  # bring up internal netrw file browser
 +
 +
gh
 +
  # toggle hidden files
 +
a
 +
  # cycle between types of files hidden
 +
 +
~
 +
  # jump to home folder
 +
 
 +
* https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/22ztqp/why_does_nerdtree_exist_whats_wrong_with_netrw/
 +
 
 +
-
 +
* [http://vimcasts.org/blog/2013/01/oil-and-vinegar-split-windows-and-project-drawer/ Oil and vinegar - split windows and the project drawer] - "Split windows and the project drawer go together like oil and vinegar. I don't mean to say that you can combine them to create a delicious salad dressing. I mean that they don't mix well!" -Drew Neil
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-vinegar - enhances netrw, partially in an attempt to mitigate the need for more disruptive "project drawer" style plugins. Some of the behaviors added by vinegar.vim would make excellent upstream additions. Many, the author would probably reject. Others are a bit too wild to even consider.
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/dhruvasagar/vim-vinegar - fork of vinegar.vim works with NERDTree instead for a better user experience.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/scrooloose/nerdtree - a file system explorer for the Vim editor. Using this plugin, users can visually browse complex directory hierarchies, quickly open files for reading or editing, and perform basic file system operations.
 +
** http://usevim.com/2012/07/18/nerdtree
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/jistr/vim-nerdtree-tabs
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/Xuyuanp/nerdtree-git-plugin - plugin of NERDTree showing git status flags. Works with the LATEST version of NERDTree.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/Shougo/vimfiler.vim - A powerful file explorer implemented in Vim script
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/justinmk/vim-gtfo - Opens the file manager or terminal at the directory of the current file in Vim.
  
  
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   next paragraph
 
   next paragraph
  
* https://github.com/justinmk/vim-ipmotion
+
* https://github.com/justinmk/vim-ipmotion - Improved paragraph motion
 +
 
  
 
  H
 
  H
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   paste last yanked (not deleted) item
 
   paste last yanked (not deleted) item
  
=== Change ===
+
 
 +
* https://github.com/sickill/vim-pasta - Pasting in Vim with indentation adjusted to destination context.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/roxma/vim-paste-easy - Automatically set paste for you
 +
 
 +
=== Change ===
 
  c - change (delete and insert)
 
  c - change (delete and insert)
 
   
 
   
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* https://github.com/nathanaelkane/vim-indent-guides - a plugin for visually displaying indent levels
 
* https://github.com/nathanaelkane/vim-indent-guides - a plugin for visually displaying indent levels
 +
 +
 +
* https://github.com/Yggdroot/indentLine - A vim plugin to display the indention levels with thin vertical lines
  
  
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* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1497958/how-to-use-vim-registers
 
* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1497958/how-to-use-vim-registers
  
 +
:reg
 +
  list register contents
 +
 
  "adw
 
  "adw
 
   delete word into the a register
 
   delete word into the a register
Line 885: Line 905:
  
 
* [http://blog.sanctum.geek.nz/advanced-vim-registers/ Advanced Vim registers]
 
* [http://blog.sanctum.geek.nz/advanced-vim-registers/ Advanced Vim registers]
 +
 +
 +
* https://github.com/vim-scripts/clipbrd - Clipboard and other register content editor.
 +
 +
 +
* https://github.com/junegunn/vim-peekaboo - extends " and @ in normal mode and <CTRL-R> in insert mode so you can see the contents of the registers.
 +
 +
 +
 +
https://github.com/vim-scripts/YankRing.vim - allows the user to configure the number of yanked, deleted and changed text.  A split window can be used to choose which element(s) from the yankring you wish to paste.  Alternately after text has been pasted (using p), it can be replaced with a previous value from the yankring with a single key stroke.
 +
 +
* https://github.com/maxbrunsfeld/vim-yankstack - a lightweight implementation of the Emacs 'kill ring' for Vim. It allows you to yank and delete things without worrying about losing the text that you yanked previously. It effectively turns your default register into a stack, and lets you cycle through the items in the stack after doing a paste. This plugin is intended to be a simpler alternative to the yankring plugin. It has a fairly complete test suite based on rspec and vimbot.
 +
 +
 +
* https://github.com/vim-scripts/EasyClip - redirecting all change and delete operations to the black hole register and introducing a new operator, 'cut' (by default this is mapped to the m key for 'move').
  
 
=== Sorting ===
 
=== Sorting ===
Line 1,050: Line 1,085:
 
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=4432 zoomwintab.vim] - zoomwintab.vim is a simple zoom window plugin
 
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=4432 zoomwintab.vim] - zoomwintab.vim is a simple zoom window plugin
  
== Sessions ==
+
=== Sessions ===
 
* http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/starting.html#views-sessions
 
* http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/starting.html#views-sessions
  
Line 1,084: Line 1,119:
  
  
=== Highlighting ===
 
* [https://jordanelver.co.uk/blog/2015/05/27/working-with-vim-colorschemes/ Working with Vim highlight groups]
 
 
:so $VIMRUNTIME/syntax/hitest.vim
 
  # output all highlight groups
 
 
=== Text objects ===
 
=== Text objects ===
 
* https://github.com/paradigm/TextObjectify  - a Vim plugin which improves text-objects
 
* https://github.com/paradigm/TextObjectify  - a Vim plugin which improves text-objects
Line 1,095: Line 1,125:
  
  
=== Pasting ===
+
=== Folds ===
* https://github.com/sickill/vim-pasta - Pasting in Vim with indentation adjusted to destination context.
+
Folds are sections of text reduced to one line (based on brackets, indentation, etc.). Folding is on by default. I have the foldlevel dialed up to 20 to avoid them.
  
 
+
  zo - open fold
* https://github.com/roxma/vim-paste-easy
 
 
 
 
 
=== Folds ===
 
Folds are sections of text reduced to one line (based on brackets, indentation, etc.). Folding is on by default. I have the foldlevel dialed up to 20 to avoid them.
 
 
 
  zo - open fold
 
 
  zO - open fold recursively
 
  zO - open fold recursively
 
  zc - close fold
 
  zc - close fold
Line 1,114: Line 1,137:
 
  zk - go up a fold
 
  zk - go up a fold
  
=== Alignment ===
+
=== Text alignment ===
  
 
* https://github.com/godlygeek/tabular - Vim script for text filtering and alignment
 
* https://github.com/godlygeek/tabular - Vim script for text filtering and alignment
 +
** raw.github.com/godlygeek/tabular/master/doc/Tabular.txt
  
 +
=== Auto-closing ===
  
=== Completion ===
+
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-surround - all about "surroundings": parentheses, brackets, quotes, XML tags, and more. The plugin provides mappings to easily delete, change and add such surroundings in pairs.
[http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/insert.html#compl-generic Ctrl-n]
 
  # autocomplete keyword forwards
 
 
Ctrl-p
 
  # autocomplete keyword backwards
 
  
[http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/insert.html#ins-completion Ctrl-x]
 
  # completion mode
 
  
[http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/insert.html#i_CTRL-X_CTRL-F Ctrl-x Ctrl-f]
+
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-unimpaired - pairs of handy bracket mappings
  # filepath completion mode
 
  
  
* [http://valloric.github.io/YouCompleteMe/ YouCompleteMe] - a fast, as-you-type, fuzzy-search code completion engine for Vim. It has several completion engines: an identifier-based engine that works with every programming language, a semantic, Clang-based engine that provides native semantic code completion for C/C++/Objective-C/Objective-C++ (from now on referred to as "the C-family languages"), a Jedi-based completion engine for Python and an omnifunc-based completer that uses data from Vim's omnicomplete system to provide semantic completions for many other languages (Ruby, PHP etc.).[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5169062]
+
* https://github.com/Raimondi/delimitMate - provides insert mode auto-completion for quotes, parens, brackets, etc.
  
  
* https://github.com/Shougo/neocomplcache - the abbreviation of "neo-completion with cache". It provides keyword completion system by maintaining a cache of keywords in the current buffer. neocomplcache could be customized easily and has a lot more features than the Vim's standard completion feature.
+
* https://github.com/kurkale6ka/vim-pairs - Punctuation text objects: ci/ da; vi@ yiq da<space> ...
  
  
* https://github.com/Shougo/deoplete.nvim - Dark powered asynchronous completion framework for neovim/Vim8
+
* https://github.com/jiangmiao/auto-pairs - Insert or delete brackets, parens, quotes in pair.
  
  
* https://github.com/ervandew/supertab - allows you to use <Tab> for all your insert completion needs (:help ins-completion).
+
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-endwise - wisely add "end" in ruby, endfunction/endif/more in vim script, etc
  
  
* https://github.com/lifepillar/vim-mucomplete - Chained completion that works the way you want!
+
* https://github.com/rstacruz/vim-closer - Perfect companion to vim-endwise. Basically, a more conservative version of auto-pairs that only works when you press Enter.
  
  
* https://github.com/neoclide/coc.nvim - Intellisense engine for vim8 & neovim, full language server protocol support as VSCode [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19529557]
+
* https://github.com/cohama/lexima.vim - Auto close parentheses and repeat by dot dot dot...
  
  
 +
* https://github.com/LucHermitte/lh-brackets - provides various commands and functions to help design smart and advanced mappings dedicated to text insertion.
  
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-surround - all about "surroundings": parentheses, brackets, quotes, XML tags, and more. The plugin provides mappings to easily delete, change and add such surroundings in pairs.
+
=== Completion ===
  
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-unimpaired - pairs of handy bracket mappings
+
[http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/insert.html#compl-generic Ctrl-n]
 +
  # autocomplete keyword forwards
 +
 +
Ctrl-p
 +
  # autocomplete keyword backwards
  
* https://github.com/Raimondi/delimitMate - provides insert mode auto-completion for quotes, parens, brackets, etc.
+
[http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/insert.html#ins-completion Ctrl-x]
 +
  # completion mode
  
* https://github.com/kurkale6ka/vim-pairs - Punctuation text objects: ci/ da; vi@ yiq da<space> ...
+
[http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/insert.html#i_CTRL-X_CTRL-F Ctrl-x Ctrl-f]
 +
  # filepath completion mode
  
  
=== Interface ===
+
* https://github.com/Shougo/neocomplcache - the abbreviation of "neo-completion with cache". It provides keyword completion system by maintaining a cache of keywords in the current buffer. neocomplcache could be customized easily and has a lot more features than the Vim's standard completion feature.
* https://github.com/laktek/distraction-free-writing-vim - Collection of configurations I use to for my distraction free editing environment in Vim
 
  
  
* [http://fmoralesc.github.com/vim-pad/ vim-pad] - A quick notetaking plugin for vim.
+
* https://github.com/Shougo/deoplete.nvim - Dark powered asynchronous completion framework for neovim/Vim8
  
  
* [http://projects.mikewest.org/vimroom vimroom] - Simulating a vaguely WriteRoom-like environment in Vim.
+
* https://github.com/ervandew/supertab - allows you to use <Tab> for all your insert completion needs (:help ins-completion).
  
  
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=664 scratch.vim] - Plugin to create and use a scratch Vim buffer
+
* https://github.com/lifepillar/vim-mucomplete - Chained completion that works the way you want!
  
  
* http://vim-voom.github.io/ - outliner pane
+
* https://github.com/neoclide/coc.nvim - Intellisense engine for vim8 & neovim, full language server protocol support as VSCode [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19529557]
  
 +
* https://github.com/neoclide/coc-pairs - Auto pairs extension for coc.nvim
  
* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/563616/vim-and-ctags-tips-and-tricks
 
  
 +
* [http://valloric.github.io/YouCompleteMe/ YouCompleteMe] - a fast, as-you-type, fuzzy-search code completion engine for Vim. It has several completion engines: an identifier-based engine that works with every programming language, a semantic, Clang-based engine that provides native semantic code completion for C/C++/Objective-C/Objective-C++ (from now on referred to as "the C-family languages"), a Jedi-based completion engine for Python and an omnifunc-based completer that uses data from Vim's omnicomplete system to provide semantic completions for many other languages (Ruby, PHP etc.).[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5169062]
  
* https://github.com/junegunn/goyo.vim - Distraction-free writing in Vim.
+
* https://github.com/rdnetto/YCM-Generator - a script which generates a list of compiler flags from a project with an arbitrary build system. This plugin is in maintenance mode.
  
  
* https://github.com/junegunn/limelight.vim - different font colors for the paragraph in which the cursor is operating and the other paragraphs. Normally it works the way that the paragraph with the cursor (in which I am writing) maintains the normal font color while the other paragraphs turn into a grey that does not raise attention anymore.
+
* https://github.com/JBakamovic/cxxd - C/C++ language server implemented on top of Clang frontend.
  
 +
* https://github.com/JBakamovic/cxxd-vim - Vim frontend implementation for cxxd server.
  
* https://github.com/amix/vim-zenroom2 - A Vim extension that emulates iA Writer environment when editing Markdown, reStructuredText or text files. It requires goyo.vim and it works by setting global Goyo callbacks that triggers special setup for Markdown, reStructuredText and text files.
 
  
 +
* https://github.com/prabirshrestha/asyncomplete.vim - Async autocompletion for Vim 8 and Neovim with |timers|.This is inspired by nvim-complete-manager but written in pure Vim Script.
  
=== Git ===
 
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-fugitive - bestest gitwrapper
 
  
:Gwrite - git add file
+
* https://github.com/ajh17/VimCompletesMe - A super simple, super minimal, super light-weight tab-completion plugin for Vim.
:Gread - git checkout (revert) open to staged version
 
:Gremove - git rm and close buffer
 
:Gmove - git mv file. with /, relative to git root; without, relative to file
 
:Gcommit - git commit, opens message buffer
 
:Gblame - open split window with git blame details
 
:Gbrowse - open Github, else git instaweb for local sevrer
 
  
<c-w>h<c-w>c
+
=== Tags ===
  exit :Gdiff mode
+
* https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Browsing_programs_with_tags
  
[[vim#diff]] resolution:
+
* [https://andrew.stwrt.ca/posts/vim-ctags/ Vim and Ctags – Andrew Stewart]
:diffget [buffer] - get diff from another buffer
 
:diffput [buffer] - put diff into another buffer
 
:diffupdate - update diff colouring
 
dg - get from other buffer pane (only 2 pane)
 
dp - put to other buffer pane (works in 3 pane)
 
[c - jump to previous changeset
 
]c - jump to next changeset
 
:only - close buffers other than active
 
  
 +
* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/563616/vim-and-ctags-tips-and-tricks
  
* https://github.com/airblade/vim-gitgutter - shows a git diff in the 'gutter' (sign column). It shows whether each line has been added, modified, and where lines have been removed. breaks vim on script load on server side git repos for me.
 
  
* https://github.com/mhinz/vim-signify - Sy sgitgutter.vim]hows all added, deleted and modified lines since the last commit via Vim its sign column. It supports several version control systems.
+
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=273 taglist.vim] - Source code browser (supports C/C++, java, perl, python, tcl, sql, php, etc)
 +
** https://github.com/yazug/vim-taglist-plus - provides excellent Javascript support via jsctags- best fork of the fork
  
  
* https://github.com/gregsexton/gitv - a ‘gitk clone’ plugin for the text editor Vim. The goal is to give you a similar set of functionality as a repository viewer. Using this plugin you can view a repository’s history including branching and merging, you can see which commits refs point to. You can quickly and easily view what changed to which files and when. You can perform arbitrary diffs (using Vim’s excellent built in diff functionality) and you can easily check out whole commits and branches or just individual files if need be.
+
* https://github.com/prabirshrestha/asyncomplete-tags.vim - provides tag auto completion for asyncomplete.vim via vim tagfiles
  
* https://github.com/wting/gitsessions.vim  - Automatically saves and loads sessions based on the current working directory and git branch name after the first manual save.
 
  
 +
* https://github.com/ludovicchabant/vim-gutentags - a plugin that takes care of the much needed management of tags files in Vim. It will (re)generate tag files as you work while staying completely out of your way. It will even do its best to keep those tag files out of your way too. It has no dependencies and just works.
  
 +
=== Interface ===
 +
* https://github.com/laktek/distraction-free-writing-vim - Collection of configurations I use to for my distraction free editing environment in Vim
  
* https://github.com/rhysd/committia.vim - When you type git commit, Vim starts and opens a commit buffer. This plugin improves the commit buffer. committia.vim splits the buffer into 3 windows; edit window, status window and diff window. You no longer need to repeat moving to another window, scrolling and backing to the former position in order to see a long commit diff.
 
  
 +
* [http://fmoralesc.github.com/vim-pad/ vim-pad] - A quick notetaking plugin for vim.
  
=== Linting ===
 
* https://github.com/w0rp/ale - Asynchronous Lint Engine, is a plugin for providing linting in NeoVim and Vim 8 while you edit your text files.
 
  
 +
* [http://projects.mikewest.org/vimroom vimroom] - Simulating a vaguely WriteRoom-like environment in Vim.
  
=== Debugging ===
 
* https://github.com/skibyte/gdb-from-vim - A plugin to debug program with gdb by using vim
 
 
== Syntax ==
 
=== General ===
 
* https://github.com/scrooloose/syntastic - a syntax checking plugin that runs files through external syntax checkers and displays any resulting errors to the user. This can be done on demand, or automatically as files are saved. If syntax errors are detected, the user is notified and is happy because they didn't have to compile their code or execute their script to find them. At the time of this writing, syntax checking plugins exist for applescript, c, coffee, cpp, css, cucumber, cuda, docbk, erlang, eruby, fortran, gentoo_metadata, go, haml, haskell, html, javascript, json, less, lua, matlab, perl, php, puppet, python, rst, ruby, sass/scss, sh, tcl, tex, vala, xhtml, xml, xslt, yaml, zpt
 
  
 +
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=664 scratch.vim] - Plugin to create and use a scratch Vim buffer
  
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=273 taglist.vim] - Source code browser (supports C/C++, java, perl, python, tcl, sql, php, etc)
 
** [https://github.com/yazug/vim-taglist-plus Taglist-plus] provides excellent Javascript support via jsctags- best fork of the fork
 
  
 +
* http://vim-voom.github.io/ - outliner pane
  
* https://github.com/Valloric/vim-operator-highlight - A plugin that highlights operator characters for every language.
 
  
  
* https://github.com/nathanaelkane/vim-indent-guides - A Vim plugin for visually displaying indent levels in code
+
* https://github.com/junegunn/goyo.vim - Distraction-free writing in Vim.
  
* https://github.com/Yggdroot/indentLine - display the indention levels with thin vertical lines
 
  
 +
* https://github.com/junegunn/limelight.vim - different font colors for the paragraph in which the cursor is operating and the other paragraphs. Normally it works the way that the paragraph with the cursor (in which I am writing) maintains the normal font color while the other paragraphs turn into a grey that does not raise attention anymore.
  
* https://github.com/chrisbra/Colorizer - A plugin to color colornames and codes
 
  
 +
* https://github.com/amix/vim-zenroom2 - A Vim extension that emulates iA Writer environment when editing Markdown, reStructuredText or text files. It requires goyo.vim and it works by setting global Goyo callbacks that triggers special setup for Markdown, reStructuredText and text files.
  
* https://github.com/luochen1990/rainbow - Rainbow Parentheses Improved, shorter code, no level limit, smooth and fast, powerful configuration.
+
=== Git ===
 +
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-fugitive - bestest gitwrapper
  
=== HTML ===
+
:Gwrite - git add file
==== Highlighting ====
+
:Gread - git checkout (revert) open to staged version
* https://github.com/othree/html5.vim
+
:Gremove - git rm and close buffer
 +
:Gmove - git mv file. with /, relative to git root; without, relative to file
 +
:Gcommit - git commit, opens message buffer
 +
:Gblame - open split window with git blame details
 +
:Gbrowse - open Github, else git instaweb for local sevrer
  
* [https://github.com/Valloric/MatchTagAlways MatchTagAlways.vim] - highlights the XML/HTML tags that enclose your cursor location.
+
<c-w>h<c-w>c
 +
  exit :Gdiff mode
  
* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3232518/how-to-update-vim-to-color-code-new-html-elements
+
[[vim#diff]] resolution:
 +
:diffget [buffer] - get diff from another buffer
 +
:diffput [buffer] - put diff into another buffer
 +
:diffupdate - update diff colouring
 +
dg - get from other buffer pane (only 2 pane)
 +
dp - put to other buffer pane (works in 3 pane)
 +
[c - jump to previous changeset
 +
]c - jump to next changeset
 +
:only - close buffers other than active
  
==== Creating and editing ====
 
* [http://mattn.github.com/zencoding-vim/ zencoding-vim] vim plugins for HTML and CSS hi-speed coding.
 
** https://github.com/mattn/zencoding-vim
 
** https://raw.github.com/mattn/zencoding-vim/master/TUTORIAL
 
** http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2013/03/26/goodbye-zen-coding-hello-emmet/
 
  
* https://github.com/rstacruz/sparkup
+
* https://github.com/airblade/vim-gitgutter - shows a git diff in the 'gutter' (sign column). It shows whether each line has been added, modified, and where lines have been removed. breaks vim on script load on server side git repos for me.
** https://github.com/tristen/vim-sparkup
 
  
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1397 xml.vim] : helps editing xml (and [x]html, sgml, xslt) files
+
* https://github.com/mhinz/vim-signify - Sy sgitgutter.vim]hows all added, deleted and modified lines since the last commit via Vim its sign column. It supports several version control systems.
  
=== CSS ===
 
* https://github.com/ap/vim-css-color - underlays the hexadecimal CSS colorcodes with their real color. The foreground color is selected appositely. So #FF0000 will look as hot as a fire engine! + Highlighting multiple colors on the same line (not sure if anyone uses it though), rgb and rgba color notation for all those fancy CSS3 niceties
 
* https://github.com/gorodinskiy/vim-coloresque
 
  
* https://github.com/hail2u/vim-css3-syntax - recent
+
* https://github.com/gregsexton/gitv - a ‘gitk clone’ plugin for the text editor Vim. The goal is to give you a similar set of functionality as a repository viewer. Using this plugin you can view a repository’s history including branching and merging, you can see which commits refs point to. You can quickly and easily view what changed to which files and when. You can perform arbitrary diffs (using Vim’s excellent built in diff functionality) and you can easily check out whole commits and branches or just individual files if need be.
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3042 css3] - css3 syntax for vim
 
  
* https://github.com/vim-scripts/CSS-one-line--multi-line-folding
+
* https://github.com/wting/gitsessions.vim - Automatically saves and loads sessions based on the current working directory and git branch name after the first manual save.
  
* https://github.com/ChrisYip/Better-CSS-Syntax-for-Vim - has vendor prefixes. breaks with scss [https://github.com/ChrisYip/Better-CSS-Syntax-for-Vim/issues/9] :/
 
  
=== SCSS ===
 
* https://github.com/cakebaker/scss-syntax.vim
 
  
=== JavaScript ===
+
* https://github.com/rhysd/committia.vim - When you type git commit, Vim starts and opens a commit buffer. This plugin improves the commit buffer. committia.vim splits the buffer into 3 windows; edit window, status window and diff window. You no longer need to repeat moving to another window, scrolling and backing to the former position in order to see a long commit diff.
* https://github.com/pangloss/vim-javascript
 
  
* https://github.com/hallettj/jslint.vim
 
  
* https://github.com/sleistner/vim-jshint
+
=== Linting ===
  
*https://github.com/othree/javascript-libraries-syntax.vim
+
* https://github.com/w0rp/ale - Asynchronous Lint Engine, is a plugin for providing linting in NeoVim and Vim 8 while you edit your text files.
  
* https://github.com/juvenn/mustache.vim
 
  
=== PHP ===
+
=== Formatting ===
* https://github.com/StanAngeloff/php.vim
 
  
=== Other ===
+
* https://github.com/sbdchd/neoformat - uses a variety of formatters for many filetypes. Currently, Neoformat will run a formatter using the current buffer data, and on success it will update the current buffer with the formatted text. On a formatter failure, Neoformat will try the next formatter defined for the filetype.
* https://github.com/xolox/vim-lua-inspect
 
  
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-haml
+
=== Debugging ===
 +
* https://github.com/skibyte/gdb-from-vim - A plugin to debug program with gdb by using vim
  
* http://drupal.org/node/1303122 - drupal .info/make/build
+
== Syntax ==
  
* https://github.com/chase/nginx.vim
+
* https://github.com/scrooloose/syntastic - a syntax checking plugin that runs files through external syntax checkers and displays any resulting errors to the user. This can be done on demand, or automatically as files are saved. If syntax errors are detected, the user is notified and is happy because they didn't have to compile their code or execute their script to find them. At the time of this writing, syntax checking plugins exist for applescript, c, coffee, cpp, css, cucumber, cuda, docbk, erlang, eruby, fortran, gentoo_metadata, go, haml, haskell, html, javascript, json, less, lua, matlab, perl, php, puppet, python, rst, ruby, sass/scss, sh, tcl, tex, vala, xhtml, xml, xslt, yaml, zpt
  
  
* https://github.com/Firef0x/PKGBUILD.vim - Vim plugin to help editing and working with PKGBUILD files
+
* https://github.com/sheerun/vim-polyglot - A collection of language packs for Vim.
  
=== Comments ===
 
* https://github.com/tomtom/tcomment_vim - comment add/remove
 
Doesn't work with some languages
 
gc{motion}
 
  toggle comments (for small comments)
 
gcc
 
  toggle comment for the current line
 
gC{motion}
 
  comment region
 
gCc
 
  comment the current line
 
  
* https://github.com/scrooloose/nerdcommenter
+
* https://github.com/chrisbra/Colorizer - A plugin to color colornames and codes
 
+
 
* https://github.com/glts/vim-textobj-comment
+
 
 
+
=== Highlighting ===
== Modeline ==
+
* [https://jordanelver.co.uk/blog/2015/05/27/working-with-vim-colorschemes/ Working with Vim highlight groups]
* [https://www.cs.swarthmore.edu/help/vim/modelines.html vim tips and tricks: modelines] - modelines allow you to set variables specific to a file. By default, the first and last five lines are read by vim for variable settings. For example, if you put the following in the last line of a C program, you would get a textwidth of 60 chars when editing that file:
+
 
 
+
:so $VIMRUNTIME/syntax/hitest.vim
  /* vim: tw=60 ts=2: */
+
  # output all highlight groups
The modelines variable sets the number of lines (at the beginning and end of each file) vim checks for initializations.
+
 
 
+
 
 
+
* https://github.com/Valloric/vim-operator-highlight - A plugin that highlights operator characters for every language.
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Modeline_magic
+
 
 
+
=== Scope ===
== Arrow keys ==
+
* https://github.com/luochen1990/rainbow - Rainbow Parentheses Improved, shorter code, no level limit, smooth and fast, powerful configuration.
* http://codingfearlessly.com/2012/08/21/vim-putting-arrows-to-use/
+
 
 
+
 
== Config ==
+
=== Indentation ===
* http://yoursachet.com/ - create config
+
* https://github.com/nathanaelkane/vim-indent-guides - A Vim plugin for visually displaying indent levels in code
 
+
 
* http://vimbits.com/ - config snippets
+
* https://github.com/Yggdroot/indentLine - display the indention levels with thin vertical lines
 
+
 
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Understanding_VIMRUNTIME
+
=== Comments ===
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Set_VIMRUNTIME_within_vimrc
+
* https://github.com/tomtom/tcomment_vim - comment add/remove
 
+
 
I chose /usr/share/config/vim
+
gc{motion}
 
+
  toggle comments (for small comments)
/usr/local/share/vim is a default $VIMRUNTIME though
+
gcc
 
+
  toggle comment for the current line
* https://github.com/milkmiruku/dotvim/blob/master/vimrc
+
gC{motion}
 
+
  comment region
 
+
gCc
If you're editing .vimrc, you can reload it with:
+
  comment the current line
 
+
 
  :so %
+
* https://github.com/scrooloose/nerdcommenter
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/glts/vim-textobj-comment
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== HTML ===
 +
==== Highlighting ====
 +
* https://github.com/othree/html5.vim - HTML5 + inline SVG omnicomplete function, indent and syntax for Vim. Based on the default htmlcomplete.vim. Supports all new elements and attributes, SVG and MathML, microdata, RDFa, WAI-ARIA, Electron webview.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/Valloric/MatchTagAlways - highlights the XML/HTML tags that enclose your cursor location.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3232518/how-to-update-vim-to-color-code-new-html-elements
 +
 
 +
==== Creating and editing ====
 +
* [http://mattn.github.com/zencoding-vim/ zencoding-vim] vim plugins for HTML and CSS hi-speed coding.
 +
** https://github.com/mattn/zencoding-vim
 +
** https://raw.github.com/mattn/zencoding-vim/master/TUTORIAL
 +
** http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2013/03/26/goodbye-zen-coding-hello-emmet/
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/rstacruz/sparkup
 +
** https://github.com/tristen/vim-sparkup
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1397 xml.vim] : helps editing xml (and [x]html, sgml, xslt) files
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== CSS ===
 +
* https://github.com/ap/vim-css-color -  A very fast, multi-syntax context-sensitive color name highlighter
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/gorodinskiy/vim-coloresque - css/less/sass/html color preview for vim
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/hail2u/vim-css3-syntax - CSS3 syntax (and syntax defined in some foreign specifications) support for Vim’s built-in syntax/css.vim
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/rstacruz/vim-hyperstyle - Type faster by shorthand that will auto-expand as you type. Supports less, sass, scss, stylus, and plain CSS.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/vim-scripts/CSS-one-line--multi-line-folding - sets you up so you edit and save multi-line CSS, but when you turn folding on, everything´s compressed on one line so you can scan through it easier.
 +
 
 +
=== SCSS ===
 +
* https://github.com/cakebaker/scss-syntax.vim
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== JavaScript ===
 +
* https://github.com/pangloss/vim-javascript - Vastly improved Javascript indentation and syntax support in Vim.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/sleistner/vim-jshint - A vim plugin that automatically run jshint on the current buffer. Old.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/mxw/vim-jsx - Syntax highlighting and indenting for JSX. JSX is a JavaScript syntax transformer which translates inline XML document fragments into JavaScript objects. It was developed by Facebook alongside React
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/othree/javascript-libraries-syntax.vim - Syntax file for JavaScript libraries. Supports JavaScript libraries I am using (patches welcome).
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/mustache/vim-mustache-handlebars - mustache and handlebars mode for vim
 +
 
 +
=== TypeScript ===
 +
* https://github.com/HerringtonDarkholme/yats.vim - Yet Another TypeScript Syntax: The most advanced TypeScript Syntax Highlighting in Vim
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== PHP ===
 +
* https://github.com/StanAngeloff/php.vim -
 +
An up-to-date Vim syntax for PHP (7.x supported)
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== C / C++ ===
 +
* https://github.com/jeaye/color_coded - A vim plugin for libclang-based highlighting of C, C++, ObjC
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== Lua ===
 +
* https://github.com/xolox/vim-lua-inspect
 +
 
 +
=== HAML ===
 +
* https://github.com/tpope/vim-haml
 +
 
 +
=== Nginx ===
 +
* https://github.com/chase/nginx.vim
 +
 
 +
=== PKGBUILD ===
 +
* https://github.com/Firef0x/PKGBUILD.vim - Vim plugin to help editing and working with PKGBUILD files
 +
 
 +
=== GraphQL ===
 +
* https://github.com/jparise/vim-graphql - A Vim plugin that provides GraphQL file detection, syntax highlighting, and indentation.
 +
 
 +
== Modeline ==
 +
* [https://www.cs.swarthmore.edu/help/vim/modelines.html vim tips and tricks: modelines] - modelines allow you to set variables specific to a file. By default, the first and last five lines are read by vim for variable settings. For example, if you put the following in the last line of a C program, you would get a textwidth of 60 chars when editing that file:
 +
 
 +
  /* vim: tw=60 ts=2: */
 +
The modelines variable sets the number of lines (at the beginning and end of each file) vim checks for initializations.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Modeline_magic
 +
 
 +
== Arrow keys ==
 +
* http://codingfearlessly.com/2012/08/21/vim-putting-arrows-to-use/
 +
 
 +
== Config ==
 +
* http://yoursachet.com/ - create config
 +
 
 +
* http://vimbits.com/ - config snippets
 +
 
 +
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Understanding_VIMRUNTIME
 +
* http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Set_VIMRUNTIME_within_vimrc
 +
 
 +
I chose /usr/share/config/vim
 +
 
 +
/usr/local/share/vim is a default $VIMRUNTIME though
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/milkmiruku/dotvim/blob/master/vimrc
 +
 
 +
 
 +
If you're editing .vimrc, you can reload it with:
 +
 
 +
  :so %
  
 
% stands for current file name (see :h current-file) and :so is short for :source, which reads the content of the specified file and treats it as Vim code. [http://superuser.com/questions/132029/how-do-you-reload-your-vimrc-file-without-restarting-vim]
 
% stands for current file name (see :h current-file) and :so is short for :source, which reads the content of the specified file and treats it as Vim code. [http://superuser.com/questions/132029/how-do-you-reload-your-vimrc-file-without-restarting-vim]
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=== Dashboard ===
 
=== Dashboard ===
 
* https://github.com/mhinz/vim-startify - If you start Vim without giving any filenames to it (or pipe stuff to it so it reads from STDIN), startify will show a small but pretty start screen which shows recently used files (using viminfo) and sessions by default. Additionally, you can define bookmarks, thus entries for files that always should be available in the start screen. It also eases handling of loading and saving sessions by only working with a certain directory.
 
* https://github.com/mhinz/vim-startify - If you start Vim without giving any filenames to it (or pipe stuff to it so it reads from STDIN), startify will show a small but pretty start screen which shows recently used files (using viminfo) and sessions by default. Additionally, you can define bookmarks, thus entries for files that always should be available in the start screen. It also eases handling of loading and saving sessions by only working with a certain directory.
 +
 +
 +
* https://github.com/junegunn/vim-github-dashboard - Browse GitHub events (user dashboard, user/repo activity) in Vim.
  
 
=== Gist ===
 
=== Gist ===
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* https://github.com/nixon/vim-vmath - Damian Conway's vmath plugin for vim as demonstrated at his OSCON 2013 "More Instantly Better Vim" presentation. Calculates the sum, average, min, and max for a visual region containing numbers.
 
* https://github.com/nixon/vim-vmath - Damian Conway's vmath plugin for vim as demonstrated at his OSCON 2013 "More Instantly Better Vim" presentation. Calculates the sum, average, min, and max for a visual region containing numbers.
  
=== Frameworks ===
+
=== Distributions ===
  
  
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* [https://spacevim.org/about/ SpaceVim] - a community-driven Vim distribution with layer feature. SpaceVim manages collections of plugins in layers. Layers make it easy for you, the user, to enable a new language or feature by grouping all the related plugins together. It got inspired by spacemacs. [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19600807]
 
* [https://spacevim.org/about/ SpaceVim] - a community-driven Vim distribution with layer feature. SpaceVim manages collections of plugins in layers. Layers make it easy for you, the user, to enable a new language or feature by grouping all the related plugins together. It got inspired by spacemacs. [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19600807]
 
** https://github.com/SpaceVim/SpaceVim
 
** https://github.com/SpaceVim/SpaceVim
 +
 +
 +
* https://github.com/aeuveritas/clate - VIM as C/C++ & Python IDE on Docker
  
 
== Colours ==
 
== Colours ==
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== Voice ==
 
== Voice ==
* https://github.com/AshleyF/VimSpeak
+
* https://github.com/AshleyF/VimSpeak - lets you control Vim with your voice using speech recognition. For instance, you can say “select three words” to type v3w or “change surrounding brackets to parens” to type cs]) or crazy things like “change occurrences of ‘foo’ into ‘bar’, globally, ignore case, confirm” to type :%s/foo/bar/gic. Of course in insert mode you may dictate whatever you like. To learn the grammar, have a look at the unit tests and the code (“use the source, Luke”). It’s quite declarative and easy to follow.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* https://github.com/ddevault/vimspeak - a plugin for connecting vim to espeak. It overrides the default behavior of the s and S keybindings. The former, when combined with a motion, will read the implicated text aloud - for example, s} will read the next paragraph, sw will read the next word, and ss will read the current line.
  
 
== Tmux integration ==
 
== Tmux integration ==
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  $ vim scp://root@example.com/~user/folder/.config
 
  $ vim scp://root@example.com/~user/folder/.config
  
:reg
 
  list register contents
 
 
  K
 
  K
 
   in normal mode, run man for current word (opens "man word" in shell)
 
   in normal mode, run man for current word (opens "man word" in shell)
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=== Shell integration ===
+
=== Other integration ===
 
* https://github.com/ardagnir/athame - Athame patches your shell to add full Vim support by routing your keystrokes through an actual Vim process. Athame can currently be used to patch readline (used by bash, gdb, python, etc) and/or zsh (which doesn't use readline). Don't most shells already come with a vi-mode? Yes, and if you're fine with basic vi imitations designed by a bunch of Emacs users, feel free to use them. ...but for the true Vim fanatics who sacrifice goats to the modal gods, Athame gives you the full power of Vim. [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9340440]
 
* https://github.com/ardagnir/athame - Athame patches your shell to add full Vim support by routing your keystrokes through an actual Vim process. Athame can currently be used to patch readline (used by bash, gdb, python, etc) and/or zsh (which doesn't use readline). Don't most shells already come with a vi-mode? Yes, and if you're fine with basic vi imitations designed by a bunch of Emacs users, feel free to use them. ...but for the true Vim fanatics who sacrifice goats to the modal gods, Athame gives you the full power of Vim. [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9340440]
 +
  
 
* https://github.com/rkitover/vimpager - use vim as a pager
 
* https://github.com/rkitover/vimpager - use vim as a pager
  
 +
 +
* https://github.com/makerj/vim-pdf - helps VIM to read PDF files in text format using pdftotext utility.
  
 
=== Browser navigation ===
 
=== Browser navigation ===
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=== wasm ===
 
=== wasm ===
  
* https://github.com/rhysd/vim.wasm - Vim editor ported to WebAssembly [https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/8x9ro3/vimwasm_vim_editor_ported_to_webassembly/]
+
* [https://rhysd.github.io/vim.wasm/ Vim.Wasm]
 +
** https://github.com/rhysd/vim.wasm - Vim editor ported to WebAssembly [https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/8x9ro3/vimwasm_vim_editor_ported_to_webassembly/] [https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19742599]
  
 
=== Live editing ===
 
=== Live editing ===

Revision as of 01:31, 6 May 2019

General

  • Vim - a highly configurable text editor for efficiently creating and changing any kind of text. It is included as "vi" with most UNIX systems and with Apple OS X. Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are: persistent, multi-level undo tree; extensive plugin system; support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats powerful search and replace; integrates with many tools

Keystrokes can be chained together to combine actions, movements and selections into coolness. Folk using Vim 20 years still don't know it all. See also Emacs (though take care of your wrists).


  • Vim: help.txt - an HTML version of the Vim help pages, current as of Vim 8.1.1170. They are kept up-to-date automatically from the Vim source repository. Also included is the Vim FAQ, kept up to date from its github repository.
F1
  # open vim help in a split window



Reference





  • https://github.com/lifepillar/vim-cheat40 - a foldable extensible 40-column cheat sheet that you may open in Vim by pressing <leader>? (the mapping is customizable, of course). Mappings and commands are organized like the menus of a GUI app: there is a File section, an Edit section, a View section, and so on. For each item the description comes first, because one typically wants to find how to execute a task, not what the meaning of a key sequence is (there is Vim's help for that). Syntax coloring and the use of conceal keep the cheat sheet clutter-free and easy to read.

Images

  • Shortcut layout - a sample of movement/selection, layed out in their direction

Video


  • YouTube: 7 Habits For Effective Text Editing 2.0 - "A large percentage of time behind the computer screen is spent on editing text. Investing a little time in learning more efficient ways to use a text editor pays itself back fairly quickly. This presentation will give an overview of the large number of ways of using Vim in a smart way to edit programs, structured text and documentation. Examples will be used to make clear how learning a limited number of habits will avoid wasting time and lower the number of mistakes. Bram Moolenaar is mostly known for being the benevolent dictator of the text editor Vim."





Articles








Training

  • OpenVim - a web-based project to let people quickly have a taste what kind of an editor Vim is. Vim is considered to be very useful but can feel devastatingly opaque at first. Hopefully this tutorial makes people feel more comfortable to give it a chance. OpenVim is based on a custom engine that interprets vim commands. Fun fact: the engine operates directly on the dom but can be easily refactored to a model that is not view-dependent.



  • Vim Genius - Increase your speed and improve your muscle memory with Vim Genius, a timed flashcard-style game designed to make you faster in Vim. It’s free and you don’t need to sign up.


  • Snake Vim Trainer - Hone your vim navigation skillz. Make your Vim snake eat the food to increase your score. You can only eat food while INSERT mode is on. You cannot change direction while INSERT mode is on


  • VimGolf - Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you? Head on over to vimgolf.com, pick a challenge, and show us what you've got! Each challenge provides an input file, and an output file. Your goal is to modify the input file such that it matches the output. Once you install the vimgolf CLI, pick a challenge, open a prompt and put away! When you launch a challenge from the command line, it will be downloaded from the site and a local Vim session will be launched, which will log every keystroke you make. Once you're done, simply :wq (write and quit) the session and we will score your input and upload it back to the site!
gem install vimgolf
vimgolf setup
vimgolf put [challenge ID]



  • Vim Master - Android app that was created in order to master the operation of vim editor. You can learn a vim operations in quiz format. There are three types of difficulty, Easy, Normal, and Hard. There are 150 questions in total. There are explanations for all questions. You can browse the history of the answered results of yours and other players. You can register your name as Vim Masters for the top grades. This app supports English and Japanese.


  • https://github.com/wikitopian/hardmode - Hard Mode is a plugin which disables the arrow keys, the hjkl keys, the page up/down keys, and a handful of other keys which allow one to rely on character-wise navigation. The philosophy behind Hard Mode is that you'll never master Vim's advanced motion and search functionality if you can fall back on the anti-pattern of fumbling around your code with the arrow keys.


Packages and support


Building


Debugging

:map ;
  what is ; mapped to

:verbose  map ;
  include where ; is mapped from

Modes



Normal

:help Normal-mode

Insert

:help Insert-mode
i
  enter insert mode from normal mode

r
  enter replace mode - deletes selected character, enters insert then returns to normal after a new character has been entered
Ctrl-o
  perform normal mode command in insert mode
Ctrl-Y
  copy character from line above

Ctrl-E
  copy character from line below

Visual

:help Visual-mode
v
  enter visual mode from normal mode
V
  enter visual linewise mode
Ctrl+v
  enter visual block mode



Select

:help Select-mode

like the visual mode but with more CUA like behavior. if you type a single character it replaces the selection. you lose access to all one key operations on selections.

This mode is usually activated by:

:behave mswin
  activate select mode (default for MS-Windows installations)
:behave xterm
  return to normal mode

Command-line

:help Command-line-mode
:
  enter command-line mode

Ex

:help Ex-mode
Q
  enter :Ex mode

:visual
  exit :Ex mode
Ctrl-B
  beginning of line

Ctrl-E
  end of line
:%!markdown
  # % = all lines, ! = external command, markdown = a md2html app

File operations

Command line

vim filename
  edit file (or create a buffer if file doesn't exist)

If you want to start vim with several files in a splitted window, just type;

vim -o a b c

for the horizontal split, and

vim -O a b c

for the vertical split.

  • https://github.com/c00kiemon5ter/v - z for vim. uses viminfo's list of recently edited files to open one quickly no matter where you are in the filesystem. by default, it will open the most recently edited file matching all of the provided regular expressions.

In Vim

:e filename
  open filename in vim

:w
  save
:w filename
  save as
:q
  quit if saved
:x
  save if changed and quit, same as :wq
ZZ
  save as above
ZQ
  even if not saved (also :q!)

:ex .
  explore files in file directory. opens in split pans if file modified.
:Sex
  as above but forces split
:Vex
  as above but vertical split
:Tex
  as above but in new tab

<enter>
  open file
o
  open file in new split buffer

display;

:echo @%
  directory/name of file
:echo expand('%:t')
  name of file ('tail')
:echo expand('%:p')
  full path
:echo expand('%:p:h')
  directory containing file ('head')

File navigation

:e .
:Explore
  # bring up internal netrw file browser

gh
  # toggle hidden files
a
  # cycle between types of files hidden

~
  # jump to home folder
-


  • https://github.com/tpope/vim-vinegar - enhances netrw, partially in an attempt to mitigate the need for more disruptive "project drawer" style plugins. Some of the behaviors added by vinegar.vim would make excellent upstream additions. Many, the author would probably reject. Others are a bit too wild to even consider.





Cursor

:set cursorline




Motion

gg
  start of file
G
  end of file

123G
  move to line 123
:123
  move to line 123 (easier imo)
0
  line beginning
^
  first non-whitespace character
$
  line end
w
  forward to start next word
W
  forward to start of next WORD (ignoring hyphens, etc.)

e
  forward to end of word
E
  forward to end of WORD (ignoring hyphens, etc.)

b
  backward word
B
  backward WORD

ge
  backward to the end of word [count] |inclusive|.
gE
  backward to the end of WORD [count] |inclusive|. [13]
(
  beginning of previous sentence
)
  next sentence
%
  current brace
{
  beginning of previous
}
  next paragraph


H
  cursor to top of screen (high)
M
  cursor to middle of screen (middle)
L
  cursor to bottom of screen (low)
Ctrl-D
  move cursor down half-page
Ctrl-U
  move cursor up half-page 

ma
  mark cursor position 'a'
'a
  move to mark position 'a'


:jumps
 Display the jump list for the current window with:
Ctrl-o
  move back location
Ctrl-i
  move forward location
g;
gj
  move down a soft linebreak line

g,
  move back one edit list location
g,
  move forward one edit list location


zz
  centre screen on cursor
zt
  move screen top to cursor
zb
  move screen bottom to cursor
Ctrl-e
  Moves screen up one line
Ctrl-y
  Moves screen down one line
Ctrl-u
  Moves screen up ½ page
Ctrl-d
  Moves screen down ½ page
Ctrl-b
  Moves screen up one page
Ctrl-f
  Moves screen down one page [14]


  • https://github.com/tpope/vim-rsi - You know Readline key bindings? Of course you do, they're in your shell, your REPL, and perhaps even the GUI for your OS. They're similar to Emacs key bindings (C-a for home), but with several concessions for UNIX (C-w for delete word). With rsi.vim, I've taken that same concession philosophy and extended it to Vim. Get the most useful of the ubiquitous key bindings without blindly overriding built-in Vim functionality.




  • repmo.vim - repeat motions for which a count was given





Finding things

/
  search for text
  • https://github.com/google/vim-searchindex - shows how many times does a search pattern occur in the current buffer. After each search, it displays total number of matches, as well as the index of a current match, in the command line:
*
  search for text under cursor

n
  repeat search forwards
N
  repeat search backwards


fX
  move to next X on same line

3FX
  move to third last X on same line

tX
  move to character before next X on same line

T2X
  move to second previous X on same line

;
  repeat find/to movement command
,
  repeat find/to movement in opposite direction


  • https://github.com/svermeulen/vim-extended-ft - adds the following behaviour to the default behaviour of the f, F, t, and T commands: Multiline - Can search across multiple lines or continue searching across multiple lines using ; and , keys, Smart Case - When the search character is lower case it matches both lower and upper case, and when the character is uppercase it matches only upper case. Allow repeating t and T commands using ; or , commands. Highlighting - Which is disabled automatically when moving your cursor afterwards. It's also worth noting that it only adds the new position to the jumplist if you've changed lines.
  • https://github.com/dahu/vim-fanfingtastic - a Vim plugin that enhances the builtin F f , T t and ; keys by allowing them to wrap over lines with the full gamut of normal, visual and operator pending mode supported. This is all the default configuration of Fanf,ingTastic; provides, however the following enhanced functionality can be enabled through configuration options: Case insensitivity: Fanf,ingTastic; is case sensitive by default but can be set to ignore case so that fx will match either x or X. Aliases: Fanf,ingTastic; allows you to create aliases which specify a set of characters that will be scanned for when FfTt;, is used on that alias


  • https://github.com/goldfeld/vim-seek - aims to make inline navigation effortless. The motion seek, summoned with s by default, is similar to f, but instead of one it expects two characters.


  • https://github.com/Lokaltog/vim-easymotion - provides a much simpler way to use some motions in vim. It takes the <number> out of <number>w or <number>f{char} by highlighting all possible choices and allowing you to press one key to jump directly to the target.



  • Command-T - plug-in for VIM provides an extremely fast, intuitive mechanism for opening files with a minimal number of keystrokes. It's named "Command-T" because it is inspired by the "Go to File" window bound to Command-T in TextMate. Files are selected by typing characters that appear in their paths, and are ordered by an algorithm which knows that characters that appear in certain locations (for example, immediately after a path separator) should be given more weight. [17]
  • FuzzyFinder - FuzzyFinder provides convenient ways to quickly reach the

buffer/file/command/bookmark/tag you want. FuzzyFinder searches with the fuzzy/partial pattern to which it converted an entered pattern.


  • ctrlp.vim - Full path fuzzy file, buffer, mru, tag, ... finder for Vim.

Line numbers

Operations

.
  repeat last change. doesn't work with plugin actions without script.
i
  insert at cursor
I
  insert at line beginning
a
  append after the cursor
A
  append at the end of the line
o
  add ('open') line below and insert
O
  add line above and insert
x
  delete character under cursor
X
  delete character before cursor
s
  change one character and insert

Delete, yank and paste

Cut, copy, paste.

y
  yank (copy) current text
yy
  yank current line
"+yy
  yank current line to system clipboard

:%y+
  yank all lines to clipboard [19]


d
  delete and yank (cut)
df*
  delete to (find) and including *
dl
  delete character (alias: "x")
dd
  delete current line including linebreak
dw
  delete to end of word from cursor including space
dE
  delete to end of word from cursor leaving spae
d$
  delete to end of line from cursor

diw
  delete inner word
diW
  delete inner WORD
daw
  delete word, up to delimiter
daW
  delete WORD, including previous space
dis
  delete inner sentence
das
  delete a sentence
dib
  delete inner '(' ')' block
dab
  delete a '(' ')' block
dip
  delete inner paragraph
dap
  delete a paragraph
diB
  delete inner '{' '}' block
daB
  delete a '{' '}' block
3dk would delete 4 lines in the upward direction
"add
  delete line, yank to 'a' register
"Add
  delete line, append yank to 'a' register

"_d
  delete line to blackhole register (no yank)
p
  paste yanked text after cursor/line
P
  paste yanked text before cursor/line

"ap
  paste 'a' register
"0p
  paste last yanked (not deleted) item



Change

c - change (delete and insert)

cc
  delete current line including linebreak, insert
cw
  delete to end of word from cursor, insert
c$
  delete to end of line from cursor, insert
ciw
  delete inner word, insert
ci"
  change inner quoted string
ci(
  change inner brackets
ci[
  change inner contents of [].. ci], ci) for insert on closing bracket
caw
  change an object
caW
  change an object, including space
cit
  change contents between opening and closing angle bracket tags
etc.

Visual

Selection highlighting.

v
  visual select text

viw
  visual inner word
viw~
  visual inner word, toggle case
vip
  visual inner paragraph
vec
  visual, end of word, change highlighted

V
  visual select lines
Ctrl-v
  visual select a block

Vim now supports incrementing numbers in Visual mode. You can increment numbers by pressing CTRL-A, and decrement with CTRL-X. [20]

Undo

u
  undo last change
Ctrl-u
  undo whilst in insert mode 
U
  undo all changes to current line
Ctrl-r
  redo
Ctrl-g
  create new undo point



Indentation

>
  # indent right

<
  # indent left
=
  # fix indentation for selection

==
  # fix indentation for one line

V=
  # visual select lines, then reformat with =


" If you select one or more lines, you can use < and > for shifting them sidewards. Unfortunately you immediately lose the selection afterwards. You can use gv to reselect the last selection (see :h gv), thus you can work around it like this in your config:

 xnoremap <  <gv
 xnoremap >  >gv





Search and replace

:s/foo/bar/ - search and replace first occurrence
:s/foo/bar/s - search and replace, global current line
:%s/foo/bar/g - search and replace, global whole file
:%s/foo/bar/gc - search and replace, with confirm


Global action

:[range]g/pattern/cmd
:g/LinesThatMatchThisRegex/ExecuteThisCommand


:g/text string/d
  delete all lines with text string

:!g/text string/d
  delete all lines without text string [22]

:g/pattern/d_
  fast delete
:g!/^\s*#/d
  delete all lines without a #


qaq:g/pattern/y A
  Explanation qaq is a trick to clear register a (qa starts recording a macro to register a, then q stops recording, leaving a empty). y A is an Ex command (:help :y). It yanks the current line into register A (append to register a).


Macros

qa - start recording macro 'a', q - stop recording
qA - start appending to macro 'a'
@a - play macro a
@@ - execute again
3@a - play macro 3 thrice

:let @a='macrogoeshere' - write macro manually
Ctrl-R Ctrl-R a - insert mode
:let @a='Ctrl-R Ctrl-R a - edit existing macro

(macros are saved in registers)

Registers

:reg
  list register contents

"adw
  delete word into the a register
"_dw
  delete word into no register

"*
  system clipboard




https://github.com/vim-scripts/YankRing.vim - allows the user to configure the number of yanked, deleted and changed text. A split window can be used to choose which element(s) from the yankring you wish to paste. Alternately after text has been pasted (using p), it can be replaced with a previous value from the yankring with a single key stroke.

  • https://github.com/maxbrunsfeld/vim-yankstack - a lightweight implementation of the Emacs 'kill ring' for Vim. It allows you to yank and delete things without worrying about losing the text that you yanked previously. It effectively turns your default register into a stack, and lets you cycle through the items in the stack after doing a paste. This plugin is intended to be a simpler alternative to the yankring plugin. It has a fairly complete test suite based on rspec and vimbot.


  • https://github.com/vim-scripts/EasyClip - redirecting all change and delete operations to the black hole register and introducing a new operator, 'cut' (by default this is mapped to the m key for 'move').

Sorting

Spaces

Buffers

An area of Vim's memory used to hold text read from a file. In addition, an empty buffer with no associated file can be created to allow the entry of text.

:b [buffer number of any part of name]
  switch to a buffer
set wildchar=<Tab> wildmenu wildmode=full
  with this, :b [tab] gives a menu


:bd
  close buffer


  • spinner.vim : fast buffer/file/tab/window switching plugin with only 3 keys.

Windows

Windows are like tmux panes, awesome clients, i3 windows, etc. Windows can hold file buffers or plugins like Nerdtree, which are browsable via searches, etc.

:sp [filename]
  open file in new split window
Ctrl-W w
  move forward window
Ctrl-W W
  move backwards window
Ctrl-W then h, j, k, l
  move window focus to left, below, above, right
Ctrl-W then H, J, K, L
  move window in the direction of left, below, above, right
Ctrl-W x
  switch windows around
Ctrl-W =
  balance window splits

Ctrl-W _
  maximize focused window horizontally
Ctrl-W |
  maximize focused window vertically
:qall
  quit all buffer windows on current tab




  • golden-ratio - Resize windows automatically using the Golden Ratio




dwm.vim

map <silent> <C-J> <C-W>w
map <silent> <C-K> <C-W>W
map <silent> <C-,> :call DWM_Rotate(0)<CR>
map <silent> <C-.> :call DWM_Rotate(1)<CR>

map <silent> <C-N> :call DWM_New()<CR>
map <silent> <C-C> :call DWM_Close()<CR>
map <silent> <C-Space> :call DWM_Focus()<CR>
map <silent> <C-@> :call DWM_Focus()<CR>

map <silent> <C-H> :call DWM_GrowMaster()<CR>
map <silent> <C-L> :call DWM_ShrinkMaster()<CR>

Tabs



:tab new
  or
:tabe
  create new tab

:tabc
  close tab
:tabs
  list existing tabs
gt
  go to next tab
gT
  go to previous tab
{i}gt
  go to tab in position i
:tab drop {file}
  open {file} in a new tab, or jump to a window/tab containing the file if there is one
:tab split
  copy the current window to a new tab of its own

:tabm [n]
  move tab to nth position
:tabm
  move tab to last
:tab ball
  split all buffers into tabs
:tab help
  open a new help window in its own tab page
:bufdo qall
  send qall command to all tabs
:wqall!
:xall!
  to check


Sessions

:mks sessionsave.file
  save session

vim -S sessionsave.file
  load session from cli


  • https://github.com/xolox/vim-session - improves upon Vim's built-in :mksession command by enabling you to easily and (if you want) automatically persist and restore your Vim editing sessions. It works by generating a Vim script that restores your current settings and the arrangement of tab pages and/or split windows and the files they contain.


  • https://github.com/tpope/vim-obsession - Vim features a :mksession command to write a file containing the current state of Vim: window positions, open folds, stuff like that. For most of my existence, I found the interface way too awkward and manual to be useful, but I've recently discovered that the only thing standing between me and simple, no-hassle Vim sessions is a few tweaks: Instead of making me remember to capture the session immediately before exiting Vim, allow me to do it at any time, and automatically re-invoke :mksession immediately before exit. Also invoke :mksession whenever the layout changes (in particular, on BufEnter), so that even if Vim exits abnormally, I'm good to go. If I load an existing session, automatically keep it updated as above. If I try to create a new session on top of an existing session, don't refuse to overwrite it. Just do what I mean. If I pass in a directory rather than a file name, just create a Session.vim inside of it. Don't capture options and maps. Options are sometimes mutilated and maps just interfere with updating plugins.


  • https://github.com/mhinz/vim-startify - provides dynamically created headers or footers and uses configurable lists to show recently used or bookmarked files and persistent sessions. All of this can be accessed in a simple to use menu that even allows to open multiple entries at once.

Coding



  • Drawing Lambdas - "when I said I wanted to see lambdas in my code I didn’t mean inside of string literals, I meant actual lambdas as keywords."



Text objects


Folds

Folds are sections of text reduced to one line (based on brackets, indentation, etc.). Folding is on by default. I have the foldlevel dialed up to 20 to avoid them.

zo - open fold
zO - open fold recursively
zc - close fold
zC - close fold resursive
zR - open all folds
zM - close all
zj - go down and up a fold
zk - go up a fold

Text alignment

Auto-closing

  • https://github.com/tpope/vim-surround - all about "surroundings": parentheses, brackets, quotes, XML tags, and more. The plugin provides mappings to easily delete, change and add such surroundings in pairs.









Completion

Ctrl-n
  # autocomplete keyword forwards

Ctrl-p
  # autocomplete keyword backwards
Ctrl-x
  # completion mode
Ctrl-x Ctrl-f
  # filepath completion mode


  • https://github.com/Shougo/neocomplcache - the abbreviation of "neo-completion with cache". It provides keyword completion system by maintaining a cache of keywords in the current buffer. neocomplcache could be customized easily and has a lot more features than the Vim's standard completion feature.






  • YouCompleteMe - a fast, as-you-type, fuzzy-search code completion engine for Vim. It has several completion engines: an identifier-based engine that works with every programming language, a semantic, Clang-based engine that provides native semantic code completion for C/C++/Objective-C/Objective-C++ (from now on referred to as "the C-family languages"), a Jedi-based completion engine for Python and an omnifunc-based completer that uses data from Vim's omnicomplete system to provide semantic completions for many other languages (Ruby, PHP etc.).[28]




Tags




  • https://github.com/ludovicchabant/vim-gutentags - a plugin that takes care of the much needed management of tags files in Vim. It will (re)generate tag files as you work while staying completely out of your way. It will even do its best to keep those tag files out of your way too. It has no dependencies and just works.

Interface


  • vim-pad - A quick notetaking plugin for vim.


  • vimroom - Simulating a vaguely WriteRoom-like environment in Vim.


  • scratch.vim - Plugin to create and use a scratch Vim buffer




  • https://github.com/junegunn/limelight.vim - different font colors for the paragraph in which the cursor is operating and the other paragraphs. Normally it works the way that the paragraph with the cursor (in which I am writing) maintains the normal font color while the other paragraphs turn into a grey that does not raise attention anymore.


  • https://github.com/amix/vim-zenroom2 - A Vim extension that emulates iA Writer environment when editing Markdown, reStructuredText or text files. It requires goyo.vim and it works by setting global Goyo callbacks that triggers special setup for Markdown, reStructuredText and text files.

Git

:Gwrite - git add file
:Gread - git checkout (revert) open to staged version
:Gremove - git rm and close buffer
:Gmove - git mv file. with /, relative to git root; without, relative to file
:Gcommit - git commit, opens message buffer
:Gblame - open split window with git blame details
:Gbrowse - open Github, else git instaweb for local sevrer
<c-w>h<c-w>c
  exit :Gdiff mode

vim#diff resolution:

:diffget [buffer] - get diff from another buffer
:diffput [buffer] - put diff into another buffer
:diffupdate - update diff colouring
dg - get from other buffer pane (only 2 pane)
dp - put to other buffer pane (works in 3 pane)
[c - jump to previous changeset
]c - jump to next changeset
:only - close buffers other than active


  • https://github.com/airblade/vim-gitgutter - shows a git diff in the 'gutter' (sign column). It shows whether each line has been added, modified, and where lines have been removed. breaks vim on script load on server side git repos for me.
  • https://github.com/mhinz/vim-signify - Sy sgitgutter.vim]hows all added, deleted and modified lines since the last commit via Vim its sign column. It supports several version control systems.


  • https://github.com/gregsexton/gitv - a ‘gitk clone’ plugin for the text editor Vim. The goal is to give you a similar set of functionality as a repository viewer. Using this plugin you can view a repository’s history including branching and merging, you can see which commits refs point to. You can quickly and easily view what changed to which files and when. You can perform arbitrary diffs (using Vim’s excellent built in diff functionality) and you can easily check out whole commits and branches or just individual files if need be.


  • https://github.com/rhysd/committia.vim - When you type git commit, Vim starts and opens a commit buffer. This plugin improves the commit buffer. committia.vim splits the buffer into 3 windows; edit window, status window and diff window. You no longer need to repeat moving to another window, scrolling and backing to the former position in order to see a long commit diff.


Linting

  • https://github.com/w0rp/ale - Asynchronous Lint Engine, is a plugin for providing linting in NeoVim and Vim 8 while you edit your text files.


Formatting

  • https://github.com/sbdchd/neoformat - uses a variety of formatters for many filetypes. Currently, Neoformat will run a formatter using the current buffer data, and on success it will update the current buffer with the formatted text. On a formatter failure, Neoformat will try the next formatter defined for the filetype.

Debugging

Syntax

  • https://github.com/scrooloose/syntastic - a syntax checking plugin that runs files through external syntax checkers and displays any resulting errors to the user. This can be done on demand, or automatically as files are saved. If syntax errors are detected, the user is notified and is happy because they didn't have to compile their code or execute their script to find them. At the time of this writing, syntax checking plugins exist for applescript, c, coffee, cpp, css, cucumber, cuda, docbk, erlang, eruby, fortran, gentoo_metadata, go, haml, haskell, html, javascript, json, less, lua, matlab, perl, php, puppet, python, rst, ruby, sass/scss, sh, tcl, tex, vala, xhtml, xml, xslt, yaml, zpt




Highlighting

:so $VIMRUNTIME/syntax/hitest.vim
  # output all highlight groups


Scope


Indentation

Comments

gc{motion}
  toggle comments (for small comments)
gcc
  toggle comment for the current line
gC{motion}
  comment region
gCc
  comment the current line


HTML

Highlighting

  • https://github.com/othree/html5.vim - HTML5 + inline SVG omnicomplete function, indent and syntax for Vim. Based on the default htmlcomplete.vim. Supports all new elements and attributes, SVG and MathML, microdata, RDFa, WAI-ARIA, Electron webview.



Creating and editing

  • xml.vim : helps editing xml (and [x]html, sgml, xslt) files


CSS





SCSS


JavaScript



  • https://github.com/mxw/vim-jsx - Syntax highlighting and indenting for JSX. JSX is a JavaScript syntax transformer which translates inline XML document fragments into JavaScript objects. It was developed by Facebook alongside React



TypeScript


PHP

An up-to-date Vim syntax for PHP (7.x supported)


C / C++


Lua

HAML

Nginx

PKGBUILD

GraphQL

Modeline

  • vim tips and tricks: modelines - modelines allow you to set variables specific to a file. By default, the first and last five lines are read by vim for variable settings. For example, if you put the following in the last line of a C program, you would get a textwidth of 60 chars when editing that file:
/* vim: tw=60 ts=2: */

The modelines variable sets the number of lines (at the beginning and end of each file) vim checks for initializations.


Arrow keys

Config

I chose /usr/share/config/vim

/usr/local/share/vim is a default $VIMRUNTIME though


If you're editing .vimrc, you can reload it with:

:so %

% stands for current file name (see :h current-file) and :so is short for :source, which reads the content of the specified file and treats it as Vim code. [29]

In general, to re-load the currently active .vimrc, use the following (see Daily Vim):

:so $MYVIMRC


Vimscripts

  • Vim Awesome - a directory of Vim plugins sourced from GitHub, Vim.org, and user submissions. Plugin usage data is extracted from dotfiles repos on GitHub. [31]




Script management

  • NeoBundle is Vim plugin manager based on Vundle.
  • VAM - the short name for vim-addon-manager. You declare a set of plugins. VAM will fetch & activate them at startup or runtime depending on your needs. Activating means handling runtimepath and making sure all .vim file get sourced.
  • vim-plug - A single-file Vim plugin manager. Somewhere between Pathogen and Vundle, but with faster parallel installer. [32]


  • https://github.com/Carpetsmoker/packman.vim - simple Vim plugin/package manager. The ".vim" part of the name is a bit misleading, as it's really just a shell script. As the name hints, it relies on Vim's packages feature. At the time of writing, this is a relatively new feature that may not be available on your Vim. Use :echo has('packages') to find out. You can use pathogen to simulate this feature if your Vim is missing it.


Dashboard

  • https://github.com/mhinz/vim-startify - If you start Vim without giving any filenames to it (or pipe stuff to it so it reads from STDIN), startify will show a small but pretty start screen which shows recently used files (using viminfo) and sessions by default. Additionally, you can define bookmarks, thus entries for files that always should be available in the start screen. It also eases handling of loading and saving sessions by only working with a certain directory.


Gist

Status

  • SmartusLine is Vim plugin that changes the color of the statusline of the focused window according with the current mode (normal/insert/replace)


Services

  • Vmail is a Vim interface to Gmail.

Database

To sort








  • ZoomWin - Zoom in/out of windows (toggle between one window and multi-window)


  • subvim - Vim customized to be like SublimeText



Creating


System


  • Conque is a Vim plugin which allows you to run interactive programs, such as bash on linux or powershell.exe on Windows, inside a Vim buffer. In other words it is a terminal emulator which uses a Vim buffer to display the program output.
:ConqueTerm zsh

:ConqueTermSplit <command>
:ConqueTermVSplit <command>
:ConqueTermTab <command>



  • browser-connect.vim - implements a VIM interface for browser-connect-server in order to provide a live coding environment similar to the one currently available in LightTable.

Math

  • https://github.com/nixon/vim-vmath - Damian Conway's vmath plugin for vim as demonstrated at his OSCON 2013 "More Instantly Better Vim" presentation. Calculates the sum, average, min, and max for a visual region containing numbers.

Distributions

  • spf13-vim - a distribution of vim plugins and resources for Vim, GVim and MacVim. It is a completely cross platform distribution that stays true to the feel of vim while providing modern features like a plugin management system, autocomplete, tags and tons more.


  • SpaceVim - a community-driven Vim distribution with layer feature. SpaceVim manages collections of plugins in layers. Layers make it easy for you, the user, to enable a new language or feature by grouping all the related plugins together. It got inspired by spacemacs. [36]


Colours

Themes

  • Vivify - A ColorScheme Editor for Vim



Mouse

Voice

  • https://github.com/AshleyF/VimSpeak - lets you control Vim with your voice using speech recognition. For instance, you can say “select three words” to type v3w or “change surrounding brackets to parens” to type cs]) or crazy things like “change occurrences of ‘foo’ into ‘bar’, globally, ignore case, confirm” to type :%s/foo/bar/gic. Of course in insert mode you may dictate whatever you like. To learn the grammar, have a look at the unit tests and the code (“use the source, Luke”). It’s quite declarative and easy to follow.


  • https://github.com/ddevault/vimspeak - a plugin for connecting vim to espeak. It overrides the default behavior of the s and S keybindings. The former, when combined with a motion, will read the implicated text aloud - for example, s} will read the next paragraph, sw will read the next word, and ss will read the current line.

Tmux integration



Remote


  • netrw.vim : Network oriented reading, writing, and browsing


Client/server

Collaboration


Encryption


Handy

:e scp://root@example.com/~user/folder/.config
  open remote file
$ vim scp://root@example.com/~user/folder/.config
K
  in normal mode, run man for current word (opens "man word" in shell)



  • https://github.com/mhinz/vim-startify - provides dynamically created headers or footers and uses configurable lists to show recently used or bookmarked files and persistent sessions. All of this can be accessed in a simple to use menu that even allows to open multiple entries at once. Startify doesn't get in your way and works out-of-the-box, but provides many options for fine-grained customization.


  • https://github.com/vim-scripts/DrawIt - a plugin which allows one to draw lines left, right, up, down, and along both slants. Optionally one may "cap" the lines with arrowheads. One may change the horizontal, vertical, slant, and crossing characters to whichever characters one wishes.



Vim everywhere


vim-anywhere


File management


Other integration

  • https://github.com/ardagnir/athame - Athame patches your shell to add full Vim support by routing your keystrokes through an actual Vim process. Athame can currently be used to patch readline (used by bash, gdb, python, etc) and/or zsh (which doesn't use readline). Don't most shells already come with a vi-mode? Yes, and if you're fine with basic vi imitations designed by a bunch of Emacs users, feel free to use them. ...but for the true Vim fanatics who sacrifice goats to the modal gods, Athame gives you the full power of Vim. [37]



Browser navigation


  • https://github.com/ueokande/vim-vixen - Vim Vixen is a Firefox add-on which allows you to navigate with keyboard on the browser. Firefox started to support WebExtensions API and will stop supporting add-ons using legacy APIs from version 57. For this reason, many legacy add-ons do not work on Firefox 57. Vim Vixen is a new choice for Vim users since Vim Vixen uses the WebExtensions API.


Browser textarea

  • wasavi - an extension for Chrome, Opera and Firefox. wasavi transforms TEXTAREA element of any page into a VI editor, so you can edit the text in VI. wasavi supports almost all VI commands and some ex commands. wasavi is under development. Any bug report or feature request is welcome.
  • GhostText 👻 - Use your text editor to write in your browser. Everything you type in the editor will be instantly updated in the browser (and vice versa).


Javascript

hmm.

wasm

Live editing

  • https://github.com/jaxbot/brolink.vim - Browserlink is very simple. The plugin itself hooks autocommands for file changes (and other things) to the provided functions. The functions connect through HTTP to a node.js backend, which your webpage connects also to. The entire process happens extremely fast.

Neovim