VIM editor Cheat Sheet for Beginners

VIM Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Verbose vs Shortcuts

Vim provides a short cut and a verbose version of every command.  For instance, you can type the short cut version of the edit command

or you can type the verbose version of the exact same command by typing

Now, the way that we will express the verbose vs the abbreviated command is

 Commands for Complete Beginners

  • Beginner’s example 1

  This will display all of the files/folders that are in the directory



Command 2



Slightly more Advanced Commands

  • :ol[dfiles]


String Commands

  •  w – Forward to the start of next
  • W-

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