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Pro Vim by Mark McDonnell

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CHAPTER 1

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Vim Primer

It seems that starting something new is always the hardest part, and the same is true of the topic of this book, Vim. But after that initial tension—once the ball starts rolling—we usually find that what we struggled with in the beginning now becomes easier, as we start flowing with the tide, rather than trying to fight against it. This common stumbling block is an important first point to remember: everything gets easier with experience and confidence.

This book is primarily focused on teaching you how to use the Vim text editor. Over the course of this introductory chapter, I’ll be giving a brief explanation of Vim’s history, ...

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