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Appendix A. Vim Can Do Everything

It was once said that Vim can do everything. This might not be entirely true, but Vim can surely do a lot of different things that you might not have imagined it can.

In this appendix, we will take a look at some of the things that Vim users have made it do via Vim scripting or by combining it with other programs.

This appendix will take you through everything from games and mail clients, to IRC chatting and complete development IDE setups—all done in Vim.

Vim games

Even though Vim is a text editor, people have spent a lot of time on creating scripts that make it do other things (other than being an editor). Among these are small games that you can play directly inside the Vim editor. Notice that these are not just ...

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