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Hacking Vim 7.2 by Kim Schulz
This means, even though, for example, Vim has a lot of features that vi does not have, it still resembles vi very precisely on the features that they share. Besides this, Vim implements nearly all of the features that vi has. Only some of the features that Bram Moolenaar considered as bugs in vi are implemented differently in Vim. Note that in order to make Vim 99 percent compatible with vi, you will have to set it into compatible mode with the command: :set compatible [ 14 ] Chapter 1 In Vim you can read more about vi and Vim differences with the command: :help vi-differences Another interesting observation is that even though STEVIE implemented a subset of the vi functionality very accurately, it did not implement enough of the vi features to be considered a close relative. Vim is charityware Bram Moolenaar, the developer of the Vim editor, has chosen to release Vim under a so called charityware license. What this means is that you can copy Vim as much as you like, but in exchange you are encouraged to make donations to a charity.
Kim is also the owner of a web hosting and development company, Devteam Denmark, that specializes in hosting of websites developed using the Fundanemt Content Management System—a CMS that Kim is a co-developer of. I would like to thank my wife, Line, for letting me take the time to write this book. Without her positive attitude and help, I would never have gotten this book ready. I would also like to add a great thank you to Bram Moolenaar for developing the Vim Editor—I appreciate the fruits of your work every day. About the Reviewers Boris Fersing is an amateur photographer and student in computational linguistics at the University of Saarland, Germany. For his studies, he participated in many projects and used many programming languages (SML, C/C++, Java, Ruby, Prolog) and Vim was always his editor of choice. He also worked as system administrator for a department of the University of Saarland.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the suspected pirated material.  Preface We appreciate your help in protecting our authors, and our ability to bring you valuable content. Questions You can contact us at email@example.com if you are having a problem with any aspect of the book, and we will do our best to address it.  Getting Started with Vim The Vim editor (or Vi IMproved) was first released by Bram Moolenaar in November 1991 as a clone of the Unix vi editor for the Amiga platform. The first release of Vim for the Unix platform was out a year later, and it started to become an alternative to the vi editor right away. The combination of a more liberal licensing model, and the fact that Vim started to become a superset of vi's functionality resulted in it becoming progressively more popular with the open source community.
Vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference: Support for Every Text Editing Task by Arnold Robbins
id=20000106 This is the start of the “vigor” story line in the User Friendly comic strip, which was the inspiration for the next item in this list. http://vigor.sourceforge.net The source code for vigor. Figure 1-2. vi powered! Program Source and Contact Information Editor Modernized, original vi Author Gunnar Ritter Email firstname.lastname@example.org Source http://ex-vi.sourceforge.net Editor Vim Author Bram Moolenaar Email Bram@vim.org Source http://www.vim.org/ Editor nvi Author Keith Bostic Email email@example.com Source https://sites.google.com/a/bostic.com/keithbostic/nvi Editor elvis Author Steve Kirkendall Email firstname.lastname@example.org Source ftp://ftp.cs.pdx.edu/pub/elvis/README.html Editor vile Authors Kevin Buettner, Tom Dickey, and Paul Fox Email email@example.com Source http://www.invisible-island.net/vile/vile.html Index A note on the digital index A link in an index entry is displayed as the section title in which that entry appears.
Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought by Drew Neil
Every single tip can be easily and immediately applied to your workflow and will improve your productivity manifold. → Mathias Meyer Author, Riak Handbook Practical Vim is the ultimate treasure chest when it comes to Vim knowledge. I’ve used Vim daily for over two years now, and this book has been nothing short of a revelation for me. → Felix Geisendörfer Cofounder, Transloadit Acknowledgments Thanks to Bram Moolenaar for creating Vim and to all those who have contributed to its development. It’s a timeless piece of software, and I look forward to growing with it. Thanks to everyone at the Pragmatic Bookshelf for working together to make this book the best that it could be. Special thanks to Kay Keppler, my developmental editor, for coaching me as a writer and for helping to shape this book, despite its growing pains and my occasional tantrums.
If you want to know why something behaves a certain way, the answer often seems to be, “Because that’s how vi did it!” But you don’t need to put up with those defaults. You can customize Vim to make it behave the way you want. If you save your preferences in a vimrc file, you can make it so that Vim is always configured in a way that suits your workflow. Appendix 1, Customize Vim to Suit Your Preferences, provides a basic primer to get you started. 21.3 Know the Saw, Then Sharpen It In Bram Moolenaar’s classic essay “Seven Habits of Effective Text Editing,” he advises that you invest time sharpening the saw. Building your vimrc file is one way to do that, but it’s vital that you understand Vim’s baseline functionality before you build on top of it. First learn to use the saw. Then sharpen it. I’ve seen people customizing Vim in ways that blunt the saw. I’ve even seen people sharpening the wrong edge!
Python for Unix and Linux System Administration by Noah Gift, Jeremy M. Jones
Amazon Web Services, bash_history, Bram Moolenaar, cloud computing, create, read, update, delete, database schema, Debian, distributed revision control, Firefox, Guido van Rossum, industrial robot, inventory management, job automation, Mark Shuttleworth, MVC pattern, skunkworks, web application
I’d also like to thank Fernando Perez and Ville Vainio for your amazing feedback. I hope I’ve done IPython justice. And thank you for IPython. I feel like I couldn’t live without it. Thank you Duncan McGreggor, for helping me get the Twisted code in better shape. Your comments were extemely helpful. And thank you for working on Twisted. It is an amazing framework. I hope to use it more, real soon now. I thank Bram Moolenaar and everyone who has ever worked on the Vim editor. Almost every word and XML tag that I wrote flowed through capabilities Vim. I picked up a few tricks along the way that I’ll incorporate into my daily editing habits. Vim made me more productive. Thank you. I also want to thank Linus Torvalds, the Debian folks, the Ubuntu folks, and anyone else who has ever worked on Linux. Almost every word that I typed was done on Linux.