Gvim is very much efficient for developers. It is command base editor. The difference between vim and gvim is that gvim is gui version of unix. To help you get started with Vi, I have written this small tutorial, because most Vim is also available for your OS, and it’s called “gVim”. VI and VIM Linux editor tutorial of advanced editing features and tricks. Related YoLinux Tutorials: -g, GUI gvim mode (if compiled in and available). -h.

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Pattern Adding any text will be added at the place of selection. On Windows, just open gVim.

Lowercase X, unless otherwise mentioned. This document does not intend to cover the subject matter to any significant degree. This means that whatever is typed appears on the screen, verbatim, as it were. Scan specified files listed in “Files”.

Linux vi and vim editor: Tutorial and advanced features

One can write DocBook documents at an incredably faster rate if one maps element entry to key bindings. Move cursor to beginning of next paragraph delimeted by blank line or nroff macros: Scroll u p one half of a screen Set scroll to “n” lines.

I hope it will help you get started in your journey to knowing how to use Vi and Vim. This is especially useful for begginers and people who do not want to, or do not have the time to, learn how to use gVim.

Jump to next matching tag. File names are separated by linefeed. The cursor keys are intuitive and familiar but their use requires the movement of the users hands away from the ‘home’ keys of the keyboard thus slowing the user down. Also puts you in insert mode. It is command base editor. Or I can say command mode is the only advantage of gvim. No hand to mouse and return to keyboard latency. The ‘g’ at the end is optional, if it is ommited only the first occurance of the pattern will be replaced.


Set scroll to “n” lines. First of all we will start with the configuration of gvim. Indicates end of line. Just for fun, go scream the quoted line to a crowd of Emacs fans and watch as all hell breaks loose!

Move cursor backwards to one char before the next occurance of letter “x” Move cursor backwards to one char before the “n”th occurance of letter “x” Go to one char before previous occurance in line. Cutting and pasting text 3. Set file encryption for file save of buffer contents. Go to one char before the next occurance in line.

Hides line number, Disable line no view. To copy 3 lines. Installation of gVim is as easy as following the instructions on the download page: What do you all think of this idea?

Into this was placed a vim file that contained macros to map key combinations to element insertions.

Users can benefit from gVim’s superior syntax highlighting and auto-indentation while tutorila having to have to learn the, often deemed complex, command set of gVim in order to edit a simple document. To automatically remove the backup file after the file being edited is written, use the option: Once you have written or entered text in the file you are editing in gvim.


Let’s gets start with gvim.

Open thtorial with cursor on line “num”. References and links you may find useful. Just go there and find your file. Cscope uses the default file name “cscope. I modified some of the mappings from the original and added some new ones, here is the file: Vi was designed to greatly facilitate navigation through a body of text without having to resort to a mouse.

VI and VIM editor: Tutorial and advanced features

It directly competes with xemacs. Input mode is used to input text into the editing “buffer”. I do not vouch for your safety! The getter and setter methods for the selected variables will be generated. Jump to first matching tag. The mappings are used in insert mode by typing ‘,’ followed by the mapping chars, typing “,pp” causes the following to be inserted:. Also the tag name first column may be abbreviated for convenience.

Move cursor back a word at a time white space delimited Move cursor back a word at a time first non-alphanumeric Move cursor back 5 words. Press Enter to confirm expression to search for.

Its intent is to provide a simple introduction to editing in gVim that is consistent in style with the rest of the tutorials in this tutorial collection. It has menu support which is useful for begginers. Move cursor to line mark “A” global between buffers generated by marking with keystroke “mA”. Friday, March 1, Gvim Basics. You can do it by simply writing command: