Common Vim Commands for Server Side Developement
Nov 28, 2008

Vim Commands

 

Open a File.

vim filename

 

Start Writing:

shift+i

 

Stop Writing:

escape

 

Exit and Save:

shift+zz

 

Exit and Save:

:w!

 

Start Writing at the Beginning of a Line:

shift+i

 

Start Writing as the End of a Line:

shift+a

 

Move Cursor to End of Line:

$

 

Jump to a Line Number:

line number then shift+g

 

Delete a Line:

dd


Delete Multiple Lines:

number of lines then dd

 

Delete the Character Beneath the Cursor:

x


Delete Multiple Characters

number of characters then x

 

Save a File and Continue Editing

:w!

 

Search and Replace First Instance on Each Line

:g/find/s//replace/

 

Search and Replace all Instances on Each Line

:g/find/s//replace/g

 

Search and Replace all Instances on Each Line with Confirmation

:g/find/s//replace/gc


Join the Line Beneath this Line to This Line

J



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