Vim is a powerful tool. I often paste raw data into Vim in order to format it in a specific way, and sometimes I need to clean up the file by removing many blank lines.
One of the strengths of Vim is that it's highly customizable. And while remapping keys is possible, we often want to create shortcuts without changing the default key bindings.
If you find yourself highlighting text in Vim with your mouse to copy and paste it elsewhere, stop. There's a better way, using the yank command, to copy text into your clipboard on macOS or Windows.
Because you've accidentally opened Vim and don't know how to exit
Vim is amazing. Well, Python is doing all the work, but I still like Vim.
Tabs are evil. This guide will show you how to convert tabs to spaces in Vim.
Need to change the case of characters to all caps or all lowercase? This is easily done using Vim. This guide will show you how to change the case of characters in Vim.
I've wanted to start blogging again after a few years off. I was thrilled to find that I can blog using markdown in Vim and publish using git.
Trailing whitespace can be a real pain - especially when diffing changes between two versions of a file.
Vundle, Pathogen, Vim-plug, VAM, and the others can be great time savers but sometimes you just have to do something yourself so you can understand what exactly the time saving software is doing for you in the background. For myself, I got sick of not understanding what these were doing to my system. I realized I did not know the fundamentals of vim plugins so I set out to learn. This is a step by step guide to teach you how to install a basic vim plugin without the help of any fancy manager.
I find Vim to be very useful in my daily development activities. I was delighted to learn that you can have your own key mappings in Vim. It is documented very well in the vim help section.