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Vim the MacGyver of text editors : Ubuntu

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If you’ve been following this blog or using Ubuntu for any amount of time I’m sure you’ve had to get your hands a bit dirty on the command line and use a text editor of some sort. Everyone seems to have their favorite. Some people prefer nano, maybe pico and the old-school peeps will always tell you about vi/vim. Why vim? You might say vim is the MacGyver of text editors. With a few commands hacked together you can do *anything* with your text file. Perhaps even blow up your machine! Wink

For those of you that have avoided vim in the past due to its fairly steep initial learning curve I thought I would outline some of the key commands and shortcuts for using it. I’m sure I will end up leaving a few out so if you have any additional tips on using vim please pipe in with a comment.

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