A Reluctant Guide to Vim

18 January, 2016, Aten Design Group

Face it, it’s better than nano and easier than emacs. You’re going to edit some file, somewhere, sometime on some server. You won’t be able to click to move your cursor or scroll to the bottom of a 2000 line long configuration file. As it would for any developer, holding down the arrow keys will get old, fast. This is the reluctant guide to Vim. I’m not going to try to convince you that Vim is God’s gift to man. Here’s the low-hanging fruit that got me hooked, maybe it will hook you too.