Vim 102

Who?

  • Already have basic navigation knowledge
  • Want to learn how to edit text more easily on the same line

Search occurence

  • t<char> : until next occurence (not included)
  • f<char> : until next occurence (included)
  • T<char> : until previous occurence (not included)
  • F<char> : until previous occurence (included)

 

Any movement can take a count.

For example, move to the second next g character

2fg

Example

Jump to the f  letter then delete until the d.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Example

Jump to the f  letter then delete until the d.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Solution:

fftbty

Text-Objects

  • Same as motion but it operates on the whole object.
  • No need to move to the beginning of the object.
  • It can't take a count

 

Text-Objects

  • i : operates inside the object, doesn't include the spaces around
  • a : operates inside and around the object,  does include the spaces around

For example, delete the current word when the cursor is in the middle of the word

diw

Example

Jump to the o  letter then copy the current word. Paste it at the end. Go back to the a character and delete the word.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Example

Jump to the o  letter then copy the current word. Paste it at the end. Go back to the a character and delete the word.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Solution:

foyiw$pFadaw

Bonus

There are already tons of text-objects

  • ' : works with single quotes string
  • " : works with double quotes string
  • ( : works with parenthesized block
  • <, [, {, ...

If not enough, some plugins exist: CamelCase, arguments, indentation, elixir functions...

Vim 102

By Kevin Disneur

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