Surviving Your First Week In Vim

published January 17th, 2012

As I've written previously, people often avoid learning vim because they're afraid of the effort involved.

For those who have been afraid, I come bearing good news: vim's learning curve has been greatly exaggerated. You are fully capable of acquiring the basics in just 30 minutes, and you'll be fairly proficient after only a week. After just three weeks, most people are significantly faster than they were in their old editor. Don't put off learning this awesome tool any longer.

Here are a few tips that will ensure that your attempt is succesful: