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The file explorer


This episode demonstrates how Vim’s native file browser can be used to explore and manipulate the file system.

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The :edit command


This episode focuses on the :edit command. I demonstrate how to open files whose location is relative to the current working directory, then I show how to create a mapping which makes it easier to open files in the same directory as the one in the active window.

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Cleaning up with Vim


Do you have trouble cleaning up with your text editor? Does it cut through the toughest grease, grime and syntax errors? Are you burning your hands on too many hotkeys?

Try Vim – Extra whitening classic scourer. Vim gets the job done faster. Take short easy strokes for lemon fresh scripts. Fast, bold, Vim.

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Modal editing: undo, redo and repeat


Vim’s modal editing paradigm – the newbie killer – brings tremendous efficiency if only you can learn to work with it, rather than against it. This episode demonstrates how the undo and repeat commands can benefit from spending short bursts of time in insert mode.

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Using the changelist and jumplist


This episode introduces the changelist and jumplist, demonstrating a couple of situations where they are useful.

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Creating the Vimcasts logo as ASCII art


Demonstrating miscellaneous tips and tricks gleaned whilst making an ASCII art version of the logo. Learn how to duplicate lines, copy and paste with visual block mode, search and replace within a visual selection, and how to use macros.

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How to use tabs


Vim’s treatment of tabs is a little different than what you might be used to if you are coming from another editor. In this episode I demonstrate how Vim’s tabs can be used to group split windows together. I also show how to use Vim’s tabs like projects in TextMate, by setting a different working directory for each one.

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Working with tabs


This episode covers the essential commands for working with Vim’s tab pages: opening and closing, switching, and moving them.

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Working with windows


In Vim, you can view several buffers at once by loading them into multiple windows. This episode demonstrates all the essentials of working with windows: opening, closing, resizing, moving between and rearranging them.

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Working with buffers


Introducing the buffer list, and commands for switching between buffers. This episode also covers the concept of ‘hidden’ buffers, and shows how to deal with them.

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