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Pro Vim by Mark McDonnell

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CHAPTER 3

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Fundamentals

In this chapter, we’ll be reviewing the fundamental concepts of how Vim works. This includes looking at how Vim opens files and the different editing modes available. We’ll also take a quick look at features such as windows and tabs, which allow us to better manage our workspace environment.

How Vim Works

OK, let’s quickly recap what we have done so far in the previous chapters.

  • We have added our .vim folder (and all relevant sub-folders, such as our bundle and plugin folders).
  • We have created our .vimrc configuration file (and added the relevant settings borrowed from the ProVim repo).
  • Vim was installed (and opened). ...

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