vim, editor dump

This is basically a reminder of cool things possible.


" Use qq in insert and command mode to Esc and to exit when in normal mode
inoremap qq <Esc>
cnoremap qq <Esc>
nnoremap qq :q<cr>
nnoremap q1 :q!<cr>

" Use qs to save while in insert mode
inoremap qs <Esc>:w<cr>a

:h vim

i went weeks hitting ctrl + p which search only node modules before hitting :h CtrlP where i learned how to set the custom ignore paths :~)

:h CtrlP

You can use Vim's |'wildignore'| to exclude files and directories from the
Examples: >
  " Excluding version control directories
  set wildignore+=*/.git/*,*/.hg/*,*/.svn/*        " Linux/MacOSX
  set wildignore+=*\\.git\\*,*\\.hg\\*,*\\.svn\\*  " Windows ('noshellslash')

vim !$

or any command supplied w/ last bit of previous output

or any url = edit the html of said page


execute a command and print results under cursor

:r! echo $PATH

vim frozen?

  1. review autocmds like autocmd BufWritePre * %s/\s+$//e`
  2. ctrl+c

jump to last known cursor position / rename file


augroup vimrcEx

  autocmd FileType text setlocal textwidth=78

  autocmd BufReadPost *
    \ if line("'\"") > 0 && line("'\"") <= line("$") |
    \   exe "normal g`\"" |
    \ endif
augroup END

function! RenameFile()
    let old_name = expand('%')
    let new_name = input('New file name: ', expand('%'), 'file')
    if new_name != '' && new_name != old_name
        exec ':saveas ' . new_name
        exec ':silent !rm ' . old_name

map <leader>n :call RenameFile()<cr>

encrypt a file w/ a key


enter a key


open the file, re-enter the key

search word beneath cursor in current dir

… and navigate 2 the first result… (in a new buffer!)

nnoremap <F5> :grep <C-R><C-W> *<CR>


plugin overload?

vim --noplugin

<3 the current setup?

:mk copy-of-current-settings.vim


if &cp | set nocp | endif
let s:cpo_save=&cpo
set cpo&vim
imap <Nul> <C-Space>
inoremap <expr> <Up> pumvisible() ? "\" : "\<Up>"
inoremap <expr> <Down> pumvisible() ? "\" : "\<Down>"
inoremap <expr> <S-Tab> pumvisible() ? "\" : "\<S-Tab>"
inoremap <silent> <Plug>NERDCommenterInsert  <BS>:call NERDComment('i', "insert")
inoremap <silent> <expr> <Plug>delimitMateS-BS delimitMate#WithinEmptyPair() ? "\<Del>" : "\<S-BS>"
inoremap <silent> <Plug>delimitMateBS =delimitMate#BS()
inoremap <silent> <C-Tab> =UltiSnips#ListSnippets()
" etc

what CTRL-x does?

:h ctrl-x

delete rest of line

instead of d $ use C

ctrl+p = best file explorer

don't use nnn, vifm, ranger, lynx etc.

marks & jumps

ms = set a mark @ spot under cursor s = go back 2 ms

(quicker: use c-i <tab> + c-o)

CTRL-O      Go to [count] Older cursor position in jump list

<Tab>   or          *CTRL-I* *<Tab>*

CTRL-I      Go to [count] newer cursor position in jump list

set guifont=*

brings up font requester!

ale > syntastic

by mucho ~ `:ALEInfo` on a rando blogpost in markdown returns:

 Current Filetype: markdown

Available Linters: \['alex', 'markdownlint', 'mdl', 'proselint', 'redpen', 'remark-lint', 'textlint', 'vale', 'write-good']

Enabled Linters: \['alex', 'markdownlint', 'mdl', 'proselint', 'redpen', 'remark-lint', 'textlint', 'vale', 'write-good']

Suggested Fixers:

'prettier' - Apply prettier to a file.

Linter Variables:
let g:ale_markdown_mdl_executable = 'mdl'
let g:ale_markdown_mdl_options = ''

Global Variables:
let g:ale_completion_delay = v:null
let g:ale_fix_on_save = 0

:spell + zg + z=

// .vimrc

map <F5> :setlocal spell! spelllang=en_us<CR>

z= find suggestions

zg add word to list

div>ul>li*3 + ctrl y,

  <li><a href="#">
  <li><a href="#">
  <li><a href="#">


wrap everything cutely, magically


guess what this does

guess how many hours of my life i've wasted

opening a terminal to use `ack` bc i'd opened vim in not-the-directory

L + ctrl + tab (vim-snippets)

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ctrl p

ctrl-p(lease) use it

vim 666

Was flirting with the idea of trying out emacs and reading the wiki. Found this funny section:

The Church of Emacs, formed by Richard Stallman, is a parody religion created for Emacs users.[49] While it refers to vi as the editor of the beast (vi-vi-vi being 6-6-6 in Roman numerals), it does not oppose the use of vi; rather, it calls it proprietary software anathema. ("Using a free version of vi is not a sin but a penance."[50])


you don't grok vi

generate TOC from markdown w/ ctags

romainl's gists

vimrc guide


default keybindings

Key Action Followed by
a enter insertion mode after current character text, ESC
b back word
c change command cursor motion command
d delete command cursor motion command
e end of word
f find character after cursor in current line character to find
h move left one character
i enter insertion mode before current character text, ESC
j move down one line
k move up one line
l move right one character
m mark current line and position mark character tag (a-z)
n repeat last search
o open line below and enter insertion mode text, ESC
p put buffer after cursor
r replace single character at cursor replacement character expected
s substitute single character with new text text, ESC
t same as "f" but cursor moves to just before found character character to find
u undo
w move foreward one word
x delete single character
y yank command cursor motion command
z position current line CR = top; "." = center; "-"=bottom
A enter insertion mode after end of line text, ESC
B move back one Word
C change to end of line text, ESC
D delete to end of line
E move to end of Word
F backwards version of "f" character to find
G goto line number prefixed, or goto end if none
H home cursor - goto first line on screen
I enter insertion mode before first non-whitespace character text, ESC
J join current line with next line
L goto last line on screen
M goto middle line on screen
N repeat last search, but in opposite direction of original search
O open line above and enter insertion mode text, ESC
P put buffer before cursor
Q leave visual mode (go into "ex" mode)
R replace mode - replaces through end of current line, then inserts text, ESC
S substitute entire line - deletes line, enters insertion mode text, ESC
T backwards version of "t" character to find
U restores line to state when cursor was moved into it
W foreward Word
X delete backwards single character
Y yank entire line
Z first half of quick save-and-exit "Z"
0 move to column zero
1-9 numeric precursor to other commands [additional numbers (0-9)] command
(SPACE) move right one character
! shell command filter cursor motion command, shell command
@ vi eval buffer name (a-z)
$ move to end of line
% match nearest [],(),{} on line, to its match (same line or others)
^ move to first non-whitespace character of line
& repeat last ex substitution (":s ...") not including modifiers
( move to previous sentence
) move to next sentence
| move to column zero
- move to first non-whitespace of previous line
_ similar to "^" but uses numeric prefix oddly
+ move to first non-whitespace of next line
[ move to previous "{...}" section "["
] move to next "{...}" section "]"
{ move to previous blank-line separated section "{"
} move to next blank-line separated section "}"
; repeat last "f", "F", "t", or "T" command
' move to marked line, first non-whitespace character tag (a-z)
` move to marked line, memorized column character tag (a-z)
: ex-submode ex command
" access numbered buffer; load or access lettered buffer 1-9,a-z
~ reverse case of current character and move cursor forward
, reverse direction of last "f", "F", "t", or "T" command
. repeat last text-changing command
/ search forward search string, ESC or CR
< unindent command cursor motion command
> indent command cursor motion command
? search backward search string, ESC or CR
^B back (up) one screen
^D down half screen
^E scroll text up (cursor doesn't move unless it has to)
^F foreward (down) one screen
^G show status
^H backspace
^J line down
^L refresh screen
^M (CR) move to first non-whitespace of next line
^N move down one line
^P move up one line
^R does nothing (variants: redraw; multiple-redo)
^T go to the file/code you were editing before the last tag jump
^U up half screen
^Y scroll text down (cursor doesn't move unless it has to)
^Z suspend program
^[ (ESC) cancel started command; otherwise UNBOUND
^\ leave visual mode (go into "ex" mode)
^] use word at cursor to lookup function in tags file, edit that file/code
^^ switch file buffers
UNBOUND - this key is not normally bound to any vi command
word - a lower-case word ("w", "b", "e" commands) is defined by a consecutive string of letters, numbers, or underscore, or a consecutive string of characters that is not any of {letters, numbers, underscore, whitespace}
Word - an upper-case word ("W", "B", "E" commands) is a consecutive sequence of non-whitespace.
cursor motion command - any command which positions the cursor is ok here, including the use of numeric prefixes. In addition, a repeat of the edit command usually means to apply to the entire current line. For example, "<<" means shift current line left; "cc" means replace entire current line; and "dd" means delete entire current line.