What’s This?

Learn Vim (the Smart Way) is a guide to learn the good parts of Vim.

There are many places to learn Vim: the vimtutor is a great place to start and the help manual has all the references you will ever need. However, the average user needs something more than vimtutor and less than the help manual. This guide attempts to bridge that gap by highlighting only the key features to learn the most useful parts of Vim in the least time possible.

This guide is written for both beginner and advanced Vimmers. It starts out with broad and simple concepts and ends with specific and advanced concepts. If you’re an advanced user already, I would encourage you to read this guide from start to finish anyway, because you will learn something new!

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Table Of Contents


Part 1: Learn Vim the Smart Way

Part 2: Customize Vim the Smart Way

Part 3: Learn Vimscript the Smart Way


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