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Hacking Vim by Kim Schulz

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Chapter 2. Personalizing Vim

If you tend to use your computer a lot for editing files, you soon realize that having a good editor is of paramount importance. A good editor will be your best friend and help you with your daily tasks. But what makes an editor good?

Looking at the different editors available, we see that some of them try to be the best editor by developers adding features they think the users need. Others have accepted that they are not the best editor and instead try to be the simplest most, user-friendly, or fastest-loading editor around.

With the Vim editor, no one has decided what's best for you. Instead you are given the opportunity to modify a large range of settings to make Vim fit your needs. This means that the power is in ...

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