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Vim tips: Working with external commands

  Vim is a powerful editing tool, but there are some things it just can’t do. However, Vim lets you access shell commands and utilities without leaving Vim, and that lets you perform some amazing tricks.     If you run :shell or just :sh while you’re in t…

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Vim key bindings for web browsers

Vim users find the h, j, k, l keys useful for navigating documents without a mouse. This tip shows some techniques for configuring vi-like key bindings in web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Chromium. Vimperator is an open source extension for Mozill…

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Vim text objects, extend Vim’s natural language

One of the magical things about Vim is that it uses nouns and verbs to construct an editing language. For example d (delete) is a verb and w (word) is a noun. By combining a noun & verb we make an edit. Learning this language is key to getting the…

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