August 4, 2022

Resources to learn how to start using vim

Below are a few suggestions of resources to get started learning vim; you can follow these as a path to gradually learn how to use vim from beginner level to a point where you should be able to rely on vim as your default text editor.

Start with:

  • going through vim tutorial; open a terminal and run $ vimtutor;
  • reading the very short blog post of vim creator, Bram Moolenaar, to get an idea of how to approach using and learning about vim: https://www.moolenaar.net/habits.html.

When using vim, run :h <keyword> to search for <keyword> in vim manual (run :q to close the manual).

You can also find a book you like which discuss vim. There are many on z library for instance.1

And, in your terminal, you can run $ man vim to access a list of commands to run with $ vim.


  1. I found no book discussing vim under Free Documentation licence, thus which I can suggest.↩︎


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