vim

ViM Text Editor 101 Guide

The ViM text editor, Vi Improved, has been around for a very, very long time. However, it remains arguably the most popular text editor amongst Unix users young and old due to it’s speed, ability to adapt to almost any purpose, and the fact that it will be found on any Unix/Linux box anywhere. You can’t say that for nano or even emacs. Suffice it to say, learning how to the ViMĀ a text editor effectively…


Using Vim Scripts to determine whether to set 80 chars word wrap

Here’s a little quick tip for those of you out there that use the ViM text editor. The following is from my personal ~/.vimrc file, it is used to set 80 column word wrap. In other words when the cursor gets to the end of a standard 80 column display, it wraps onto a new line. This is great if you use Vi to post emails or to newsgroups. Bad if you write code in…